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Chef , aka Jerry Pank

Who is Chef

I am Jerry Pank, aka Chef, the founder, funder, editor and creator of Cookipedia. I am an extremely enthusiastic cook, however I am a computer programmer, not a Chef! I chose the pseudonym because it seemed like a good idea at the time. It feels a bit pretentious now but it's too late to change, so my apologies to real chefs.

Favourite chefs

  • Jamie Oliver - I love his style of cooking, enthusiasm and method of presentation. He may be a mockney, so what!
  • Rick Stein - When he's cooking in some town square on a Gaz stove, loaded with wine!
  • Antonio Carluccio - I love his rustic style of cooking and passion for local ingredients.

Favourite sport

An ex white-water canoeist, surfer, windsurfer and skier, I now get my kicks cycling a mountain bike and sailing with a friend on his 27 foot yacht, currently moored in Ramsgate harbour.

Favourite musicians

Music is my life blood. Period.

Artwork by Rachel Pank
Tom and Jerry on the high shelf

All-time favourite: Pat Metheny

Where I work

I am retired now, though I dabble with the odd bit of Perl code for fun and financial gain.

Contacting me

The easiest way to contact me is to use the Contact the Editor page. I will try to get back to you as soon as I am able.