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"Meet The Designers and Makers" - Episode 8: Gökhan Eşeli of Isla Plus
In the eighth episode of '74Escape Store & Gallery - Meet The Designers and Makers series, we welcome Gökhan Eşeli, the founder of Isla Plus. Tune in to hear about Gökhan's inspirations, his time in Cuba, the story of Isla Plus and its offerings.
"Breaking Bread with Vera Loulou"- Episode #15: Chef Ignacio Mattos
In the fifteenth episode, Vera Loulou interviews Ignacio Mattos, chef and owner of Michelin-starred Estela and Café Altro Paradiso. Ignacio talks to Vera about growing up surrounded by a family of great cooks, how he discovered his love for baking at the ripe age of 8, his journey from France to working in Michelin-starred kitchens, how he sees cooking as a form of storytelling, and everything in between.
"Breaking Bread with Vera Loulou"- Episode #14: Chef Virgilio Martinez
In the fourteenth episode, Vera Loulou interviews Virgilio Martinez, one of the pioneer chefs of Peruvian cuisine, chef and owner of Central in Lima. Virgilio talks to Vera about finding his path as a chef, traveling the world as a creative soul and exploring different cultures, drawing inspiration from his own roots, post-pandemic plans and predictions, and everything in between.
"Breaking Bread with Vera Loulou"- Episode #13: Chef Fatih Tutak
In the thirteenth episode, Vera Loulou interviews Fatih Tutak, one of the most successful Turkish chefs, chef and owner of TURK Fatih Tutak. Vera talks to Fatih about living in Asia, starting his journey as a Turkish chef, finding his cooking style, representation of different cultures in the world of gastronomy, working with culinary giants such as Seiji Yamamoto and Rene Redzepi, the relationship between art and cooking, post-pandemic plans, and everything in between.
"Breaking Bread with Vera Loulou"- Episode #12: Chef Tom Cenci
In the twelfth episode, Vera Loulou interviews Tom Cenci, one of London’s most prominent and distinguished chefs. Tom and Vera talk about the start of his culinary journey and how his career launched at age 15 in Michelin-starred kitchens, the discipline one inherits by simply being in the kitchen, the importance of culinary education, how the time he spent in Paris affected him, the beauties and challenges of living in the city of Istanbul and its gastronomic offerings, effects of COVID-19, 2021 predictions and wishes, and everything in between.
"Breaking Bread with Vera Loulou"- Episode #11: Chef Tom Aikens
In the eleventh episode, Vera Loulou interviews Tom Aikens, one of the UK’s most acclaimed and inspirational chefs, still holding the record as the youngest chef to gain two Michelin-stars. Tom talks to Vera about growing up in Norfolk with a large back garden where his mother grew their own fruits and vegetables, the influence of France which he visited every year, the path he followed while becoming a chef, his philosophy and experiences, effects of COVID-19, and everything in between.