If there was a degree in the science of making perfect pizza, the boffins at this Bristol restaurant would ace itNungwi Village
Flour & Ash, 203b Cheltenham Road, Bristol (0117 908 3228). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £40-£60Nungwi Village
Most restaurant chefs exist on a continuum from “feeder” to “nerd”. We all know the feeders, the ones who have made a life in the kitchen because satisfying others is a means by which to satisfy themselves. They are instinctive cooks, bashers and boshers who use their own appetites to define why something tastes good. The nerds, by contrast, are in it for the process. There is a functionality to cooking, a defined set of instructions which, if understood and followed, will always lead to the right outcome. For them cooking is a self-contained end in itself.