If DJ khaled had a baby with Mary Berry out in Trinidad, it’d be called Marcus.
Hello/Bonjour/Wag1, I’m Marcus aka Khaled aka Your girls ‘best friend’. I’m a fulltime avionics engineer (planes and shit) & part-time food enthusiast. Why food you ask? Well I’ve been a keen foodie now for a number of years, ranging all the way back to when I used to spend my pocket money on Italian cookbooks (cute I know). These were the days before gun fingers and Hennessey were a way of life though so please forgive me.
In all seriousness though for me Cooking isn’t just a hobby, I see it as a lot more than that. To be able to step into the kitchen after a long day at work and create something that’s instantly going to make me happy is a great feeling; whether it’s something simple or something crazy, I enjoy it just as much either way.
Whilst Growing up, Jamie Oliver was my main inspiration in the kitchen (well until he got turkey twizzlers banned, still a sore subject). Boy best hope I don’t catch him slipping on road, put it that way. Since then it’s been a range of people who have inspired me to better myself … Nigella Lawson, Mary Berry (bae), James Martin and that’s just to name a few.
When It comes to food I love and relate to though, Caribbean cuisine wins hands down. Mutton patties, Jerk chicken, Dumpling, Salt fish I could go on. I feel my love for this type of food stems from where I grew up (Nottingham). With it having such a vast Caribbean community rice and peas became the new fish and chips for me, and I couldn’t have been happier. To this day when I go home to see family and friends it’s a wasted trip unless curried mutton has touched my lips at some point; its becomes a routine more than anything and I love that.
But when it comes down to it there’s only a few vital things I feel that will lead you on the right path to becoming a good cook …. Patience, Creativity, Time management and most importantly ALWAYS KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE OVEN !!!
Words by Marcus Lewsley