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My perfect day

Marcus Samuelsson

The chef who cooked short ribs for Barack Obama has brought his famous fried chicken to London. Here he indulges his eclectic palate in a fantasy day of eating

Yannick Alléno

The only chef to run two three-star Michelin restaurants in France moonlights as the publisher of an influential food magazine, YAM. Here, he shoots around the world to revisit his favourite haunts

Claudia Roden

The doyenne of Middle Eastern cookery writing revisits her favourite Mediterranean haunts on her fantasy day of eating

Elena Arzak

For one of Spain’s greatest chefs, stewed crabs and a mind-blowing risotto near Milan are the stars of her fantasy day of eating

Greg Malouf’s dream meals

The Australian-born Lebanese chef is celebrated for bringing fine-dining finesse to Middle Eastern food. Here he jumps on his magic carpet to relive his most potent eating memories

Massimo Bottura

He has been crowned as the world’s best chef for Osteria Francescana, in Modena, Italy, and his burgeoning “Food for Soul” project will use leftovers from the Rio Olympics to feed the local homeless

Sami Tamimi

The other half of the Ottolenghi food phenomenon hails from Palestine and lives in London. Here he imagines a day of serious eating, starting with moreish Moorish food