NATIVE NOURISHMENT: Martin Morales, Olia Hercules & Uyen Luu

Main Stage: sunday 16:00 - 16:45

NATIVE NOURISHMENT: Martin Morales, Olia Hercules & Uyen Luu

We’re so pleased to welcome three chefs with roots in very different culinary landscapes. While they talk about their food heritage and the native ingredients that have inspired their cooking, Martin, Uyen & Olia will each create a dish that evokes their environments.

Martin is passionate about all things Peruvian.  He began his career as a pioneer of world music, a DJ and high-flying music exec before putting everything he had into opening Ceviche Soho.  The colourful and exotic style of his South American cooking was way ahead of the curve and he has gone on to open the wildly successful, Ceviche Old St, Andina and now his new restaurant Casita Andina.

Uyen has an incredible eye for style and composition.  Her photographs of food are arguably some of the best around and she styles, cooks and photographs for all of the country’s leading publications. Her cookbook “My Vietnamese Kitchen” is beautiful expression of her heritage and her love of Vietnam’s ingredients.

Food writer, chef & stylist, Olia was crowned The Observer’s “Rising Star of 2015. 

“I was born in Soviet Ukraine, spent my formative years in Cyprus, studied in Italy and have for the past twelve years been calling Britain my home”.

 With her first cookbook “Mamushka: Recipes from Ukraine & Beyond” Olia dispels the myth that Eastern European cooking is grey and bleak.