In this episode of Liverpool’s business podcast, we speak to TV Executive chef of Lu Ban Restaurant Dave Critchley about the foundations of Chinese cuisine and the connections between China and Liverpool. We also chat to Daily Mirror columnist Brian Reade on his new book which the celebrates the working class hero.
Lu Ban Restaurant based in the Baltic has become a great success over the last 3 years, which may be surprise for many as it’s tucked away inside the old Higsons / Cains red brick building. However, once inside, you just get it. The restaurant’s decor, theme and open kitchen makes feel like something exciting is going to happen. However, Lu Ban is not just a restaurant, it’s also a school for traditional Chinese cooking.
Executive Chef Dave Critchley has become the star of Lu Ban and his own success has been recognised by both the community and city. Dave even appeared on BBC’s Great British Menu.
Liverpudlian, Brian Reade is a popular journalist and radio presenter with regular columns in the Daily Mirror. He also an author of multiple books which he has investigated corruption in football to his latest book exploring hero’s that come from a working class background.
Brians new book is available here: Diamonds in the Mud
This episode has been sponsored by TalkTalk