Thursday, 25 April 2013

The Table of Zekki

Tim Zekki is a chef and foodie who spent many years as a chef in Italian restaurants, and later specialising in tapas and mediterranean food, with a particular interest in the food of his homeland, Cyprus.

In 2009 Tim set up a deli in South West London.  Within seven months customers had voted Tim onto the shortlist of Gary Rhodes’ Local Food Hero on TV.  Tim was the only deli chef in the London area to make it into the finals on television.

In 2010 Tim opened a second deli in Twickenham’s picturesque Church Street.  At the end of 2011 Tim sold both deli businesses in order to concentrate on what he loves best – cooking, which he writes about in his food blog.  This week it featured a fascinating and incisive write up about how much we know about what we eat.

April 25th 2013 The Table of Zekki

This last week has been an eye opener for me. Like many people, I’ve chosen to eat organic where possible, with the vague notion that it’s to avoid pesticides, or chemicals. I’ve also been thinking that what I eat, and what others eat, is a matter of personal taste.
I’ve balked at the amount of sugar in fizzy drinks that I see young kids knocking back, and winced at the sight of already overweight people chomping through McDonald’s fries and shakes on the tube. But I still thought we all had a choice.

This year, 2013, Tim is opening a new venture, which is all about great food from good provenance, meat raised by free range organic principles and sustainability and recycling, an ethos mirrored in The Egg Award 2013.

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