My Life on a Plate: Willie Harcourt-Cooze

Willie Harcourt-Cooze has become star of his own Channel 4 show ‘Willie’s Wonky Chocolate Factory’. He lives with his wife, Tania, and three children in Devon and Venezuela
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My top table

Frankie’s of Knightsbridge (020-7590 9999). When I come to London I alway seat here. It’s affordable, glamorous and kid-friendly.

Comfort Eating

Fish – whichever way it comes. I’ve been fishing all my life and nothing tastes better to me than fresh pan-fried snapper seasoned with salt – and I add a little finely grated cacao and chilli.

My favourite cookbook

At the moment, it’s Casa Moro, by Sam & Sam Clark – Spanish cooking with Moroccan influence.

The Food Shop I Can't Walk Past

Liberato’s fish shop in Puerto Colombia, Venezuela. There’s always something special and I have to see what he’s got in that day.

What's In My Fridge?

A lot of cream for making truffles and a multitude of vegetables. Truffles are the best way to taste the flavour in cacao and vegetables represent the majority of whatever I'm cooking.

Willie's 100 per cent Venezuelan Black cacao was launched at Selfridges and is now also available at Waitrose

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