TV chef Tom Kerridge recalls his travel adventures and reveals why he thinks plane food is ‘magical’
- Tom Kerridge talks about why he loves Singapore and their attitude to food
- The chef also recalls his earliest holiday memory to a Butlin’s-style resort
- Plus he reveals plans for his next trip to Crete with a group of 17 people
TV chef Tom Kerridge
So which destination is the TV chef’s most memorable?
Here he talks about his favourite place in the UK, what makes Singapore special and more…
Most memorable place you have visited?
Singapore. There’s great top-end dining, but it’s the street food that makes it special.
What would you bring home from there?
Their attitude to food. The conversation at breakfast is what they’re going to have for lunch, the conversation at lunch is what they’re going to have for dinner, and the conversation at dinner is what they’re going to have for breakfast the next day.
What do you never travel without?
My wireless Bose earphones so I can listen to music and zone out.
Do you eat plane food?
There’s something exciting about plane food. What is created in those tiny spaces is magical.
Favourite place in the UK?
Pictured is Padstow in Cornwall, which Tom says is one of his favourite places in the UK
I’m a big fan of the North Cornish coast — Padstow and Rock.
Earliest holiday memory?
My mum was a single parent and didn’t have a lot of cash, so we used to go to a Butlin’s-style resort on the Isle of Wight. My brother and I thought it was brilliant.
I’m off to Crete. There are 17 of us going — we’ll spend all day doing water sports and watching the kids eat ice creams.
- Tom Kerridge explores Edinburgh’s food scene in BBC2’s Remarkable Places To Eat, Wednesday, July 24, 8pm.