For Eat To The Beat , Piers has not only traveled to numerous continents – he has most notably organized the culinary line-up for some of the world’s most famous bands. In general, travel is one of the Australian’s core competencies. Raised between Sydney, England and Hong Kong, he lived in London for twenty years before recently embarking on a new venture on Mallorca.
Dim sum, he revealed, are not only incredibly simple – they can also be one of the most complex things in the world at the same time. He particularly enjoys the contemplative moment of preparing even large quantities of the small delicacies. Pure craftsmanship.On Instagram, Piers regularly shares ideas for individual dishes that together can make an extensive menu. In many of his images you can sense his background in graphic design. Clear shapes, fresh, regional products, precisely placed accents and an extremely good eye for the overall composition. Taste, product and visual composition intertwine particularly strongly in Piers plates.
The respective place of residence with all its culinary and scenic diversity is the regular source of inspiration for his ideas. Currently, of course, the focus Mallorca.
I was particularly impressed by the meticulousness in his photographic approach. A sensational dish, Piers tells us, can be completely robbed of its visual impact by a poor photograph. In some of his earlier photos, he regrets underestimating this photographic effort, choosing wrong light or wrong settings.
Accordingly, Instagram is also primarily a timeline of his own work for him. At the same time, it’s also a great way to connect with other chefs and cooks around the world, to exchange ideas and concepts, and ultimately to occasionally win new clients and projects for yourself.