PUBLISHED: 17:00 03 April 2017 Liz Lowe Emma Duggan’s choc pot. Picture: Johnathan Lovekin JONATHAN LOVEKIN Liz Lowe meets Emma Duggan, the chef at Walnut, a soon to open eatery in Finsbury Park Emma Duggan’s chef’s jacket has crossed London many times during her 25-year career. She’s cooked for the theatrical set in a Covent Garden members’ club and, as head chef of Gordon Ramsay’s Foxtrot Oscar, given Chelsea residents something to soak up the Chablis. She’s worked alongside top chefs, including Angela Hartnett and Oliver Peyton, in inspiring locations such as The Wallace Collection and Whitechapel Gallery. Emma’s first solo venture, Walnut, is a café and dining room set within John Jones Arts Building in Finsbury Park, opening in late April. It represents a homecoming in both location and style. “Good, simple, seasonal,” says Emma, “that’s how I describe my food.” A long-time resident of North London, Emma lives a short distance from the site with her partner and her dog, Sid. Walking by one day, she noticed the previous café had closed, and was quick to make her pitch. “We loved Emma’s ideas,” says Kate Jones of John Jones, “plus she has a brilliant background in hospitality and… Read full this story
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