Pioneering British chef Alastair Little has died

British chef Alastair Little, known as the ‘godfather’ of modern British cooking, has died at the age of 72. Little’s restaurant Soho, which opened in London’s Soho neighborhood in the 1980s, was ahead of its time, with an open kitchen and an emphasis on seasonal, local ingredients. The chef influenced generations of other industry professionals including Jamie Oliver, who posted about how Little influenced his own career.

Little wrote several cookbooks including  Keep It Simple (1993), Food of the Sun (1995), Italian Kitchen (1996), and Soho Cooking (2000). The Michelin Guide paid tribute to the chef, writing on Twitter: “Alastair Little was a self-taught, intelligent and articulate chef who was ahead of his time. His eponymous Soho restaurant influenced a generation of chefs and restaurateurs and the British food scene owes him so much. We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends.”

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