Chef Q&A: Cooper’s Mill’s Iain Falconer
Sitting down with the Tarrytown restaurant’s head chef
670 White Plains Rd, Tarrytown
Five Items in My Home Refrigerator…V8, cheese, beer, salad, hot sauce.
Dish I Do the Best…Any dish with game meat, e.g, pigeon, venison, hare.
Culinary Hero…Anthony Bourdain. He’s creative and a rebel.
If Not a Chef, I’d Be a…landscape gardener. I love being outdoors.
Last Book Read…The Cat in the Hat to my son.
I Never Eat...Brussels sprouts. It’s the Devil’s veg.
Favorite Place to Dine Out…Brasserie Les Halles on Park Avenue in New York City.
I Hate it When a Diner at My Restaurant...orders a steak well done.
Favorite TV Show…The Good Wife.
Show I’d Like to Be On…The Amazing Race; see the world doing crazy stuff.
The Strangest Request From a Diner…To cook the trout that he had just caught.
Shoes I Wear in the Kitchen are…smelly.
The Worst Incident That Occurred in the Restaurant Was…being flooded due to a rainstorm. Customers were given umbrellas.
Favorite Late-Night Snack…Rice cake with peanut butter and hot sauce.
Culinary School Can’t Teach…how to swear properly.
My Favorite Cookbook…Fergus Henderson’s The Whole Beast: Nose to Tail Eating.
Most Famous Person I Ever Cooked For…Princess Margaret.
Best Thing About Cooking in Westchester…great local produce.
Best Thing About Living in Westchester…fresh air and state parks.
Three People (Living or Dead) I Would Invite to a Dinner Party…Joey Ramone, Anthony Bourdain, Sid Vicious.