In this episode Billy and today’s guest Chef Aarik Persaud, both Toronto natives, talk about the local food scene and growing up both craving Thai food… although neither Thai, as you’ll hear in the episode, Toronto’s international food restaurants become regular favourites amongst people that grow u
Publish Date: Dec 03, 2020
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In this episode Billy and today’s guest Chef Aarik Persaud, both Toronto natives, talk about the local food scene and growing up both craving Thai food… although neither Thai, as you’ll hear in the episode, Toronto’s international food restaurants become regular favourites amongst people that grow up and live there.Aarik is a chef, father, husband, and an amazing business man. Growing up he didn’t have aspirations of becoming a chef and even hated his first job at a restaurant bussing tables!Chef Aarik has travelled the world and has owned restaurants all over. He now resides in Totnes with his wife and soon to be 2 children. He owes a fish shop, which recently started delivery in the UK. Even if you don’t live in the delivery zone the photos of the seaside and fresh fish are swoon worthy and worth following. “I don’t know if there is actually a ‘Canadian cuisine’. Asides from like peameal bacon sandwiches and poutine. You know, it’s that global mix you find in Toronto. That’s definitely more my food style.”- Aarik Persaud Shout out to Toronto restaurants Satay Satay, Green Mango, & Mr Jerk El Dorado Rum is the rum Chef Aarik mentions Recipe for Lobster Mac & CheeseCheddar Sauce:- milk thickened with butter and flour roux- big dollop of dark miso- toss in pasta of choice- toss big handful of chopped poached lobsterEnjoy!- - - Follow Chef Aarik Persaud on Instagram @cormacksseafoodShop or check out the shop at cormacksseafood.co.uk To follow Food Is Culture | A Podcast along on Instagram @foodisculture.apodcastMusic provided by @roninimperialfrom @bigsmokebouncePodcast Art by @giftsfrombillygiftsfrombilly.com