Born in England and brought up in Nigeria, Saudi Arabia & Germany, Mike got a taste for exotic flavours and adventurous cooking at an early age. He has explored the cuisines of multiple countries, working in restaurants, on cruise ships and in cocktail bars, as a chef, barman, waiter and manager.
Mike has spent a good part of the last two years in Greenland – kayaking, cooking and researching and writing his upcoming book on fermentation and the food culture in the Arctic, as introduced by the Norse and Inuit over a thousand years ago. Recipe based, it features traditional methods as well as Mike’s own take on these unknown, soon-to-be classics..
When he’s not adventuring Mike gives talks and demos at food festivals as well as cooking for private events. Finland, Estonia, Faeroes, Iceland, Greenland & Georgia have all hosted Mike recently. Amongst consultancy projects Mike also undertakes tv work, hosts private and ticketed food events and teaches at various cookery schools and projects. Mike is usually based in deepest Suffolk where he can be found building strange cooking contraptions or chatting with his ravens.