5 Minutes with J’Something

5 Minutes with J’Something

We checked in with musician, celebrity chef and restaurateur J’Something at his Pretoria-based restaurant, Something’s Cooking by J’Something.

 

MY NAME IS…

Joao, which is Portuguese for John. Although it happens to be one of the most common names in Portugal, no one could pronounce it in South Africa; so I settled for J’Something.

LOVE COOKING WITH…

Fresh tomatoes.

MY FAVOURITE CHEF AT THE MOMENT IS…

David Chang, who founded the Momofuku restaurant group in the USA – I just love his approach to, and passion for, food.

MY PERFECT DATE IS…

When I take my wife, Coco, to Banchan in Parkmore for some Korean barbecue or fried chicken.

A COUNTRY I’D LIKE MY BAND, MI CASA, TO PERFORM IN IS…

Brazil – I think our music would be well received there.

THE MOST POPULAR DISH SERVED AT MY RESTAURANT?

It’s a close race between the chicken and the slow-cooked short rib dish called Cheeky Beef.

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