Tim Anderson counts his main influences as his American heritage along with his love for regional Japanese cooking, but with a passion for food science and modernist cuisine in there too. Tim has lived in London since 2008, having grown up in Wisconsin and spending a few years teaching in Southern Japan. Since his all -‐‑ important MasterChef win, Tim has carved out his dream career in food, working as a freelance chef, food writer & consultant.
Tim will be signing and selling copies of his new book ‘Tokyo Stories’ after his stage demo on the Co-op Stage at 11.30am on the Saturday and after his masterclass at 1.30pm on the Sunday.
Tokyo Stories is a journey through the boulevards and backstreets of Tokyo via recipes both iconic and unexpected. Chef Tim Anderson takes inspiration from the chefs, shopkeepers, and home cooks of Tokyo to showcase both traditional and cutting-edge takes on classic dishes like sushi, ramen, yakitori, and tempura. Many people are intimidated at the idea of cooking Japanese food at home, but Tim Anderson reveals that many Japanese recipes require no specialist ingredients at all.