Everyone and anyone who has functioning tastebuds will know about Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants on Lower Kloof, you know it is the place to go where you can be darn sure that what ever you purchase there will be the best in its class. Today’s 10 things interview is with none other than Mr Andy Fenner himself, creator of this fine establishment. A part from being the owner of this friendly meat mecca, Andy is also a super talented writer, he has a slew of brilliant cookbooks under his belt, and a really rad blog where you will find beautifully crafted, bullshit free articles on the foodie stuff that really matters. He gives you the story behind your meat, I give you the story behind the guy!
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 10 WORDS : Lucky husband. Meat and words in my spare time.
WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, I WANTED TO BE : Older
MY FAVOURITE APPLICATION FOR BACON IS : Hair gel
WHEN NO ONE IS LOOKING, I LIKE TO EAT : Fish and vegetables. I love the looks I get from people when they see me. It’s like they expect me to walk around with a leg of wild boar tucked under my arm.
WHAT WAS THE FIRST THING YOU COOKED FOR YOUR WIFE? I think it was some peri-peri prawns that clinched it.
WHAT IS YOUR ALL TIME FAVOURITE MEAL? Mugaritz in San Sebastian blew my mind. A Michelin-starred restaurant that ripped my tastebuds out of my mouth and scattered them all over the farm we were sitting on. Seriously, seriously memorable.
THE FOODIE SCENE IN CAPE TOWN IS : Incredible. Exciting. And on a tipping point, I honestly, sincerely believe that there are local chefs who can hold their own against anyone in the world. I also can’t believe how many opportunities there are for little start-ups.
PEOPLE THINK HAVING YOUR OWN BUSINESS IS : easy and glamourous/romantic WHEN ACTUALLY IT IS : anything but that. It’s seriously hard work. Although, I will say if you want it badly enough you’re halfway there.
Food and a few bottles of good wine enjoyed with mates and family MAKES ME HAPPY. Cliched? Yup. Still true though.
TELL US SOMETHING NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT YOU: Clowns scare the shit out of me.
Find Andy on Twitter: @andywildonfire on the blog: www.andyfenner.com or sitting at the window at FFMM