"I prefer to savour that which is exceptionally delicious. And I’m not the only one. We live in a country full of good food and partygoers. That’s a part of our tradition. Finesse is the message here. I prefer local products. They are a part of the DNA of my kitchen. After all, I love a kitchen with individuality. Local products are a tool here. To do their taste, scent and texture the best possible amount of justice is a wonderful, daily challenge. I do, of course, also use products from other countries. Especially when they can provide signifi cant added value to my creations. Some ingredients deserve all of the attention because of their unique nature and culinary capabilities. They complement the ensemble, and their subtle nuances and diversity result in extra culinary pleasure. Because this is what it’s all about, at least for me."