Carl Clarke, prior to being chef/proprietor of London's iconic – and arguably best – chicken restaurant, Chick'n'sours, has had both a widely revered and varied career. After accidentally stumbling into the restaurant trade as a 15-year-old runaway, he's been a cook in the Royal Marines, U2's head chef at The Clarence Hotel in Dublin, a private chef to a former US President, traveled the world, and worked in some of the world's leading restaurants, from The Fat Duck's development kitchen to Le Manoir. Among that, Carl was one of the UK's most highly regarded DJs in the 90s and early 2000s. In 2010, Carl met his now-business partner, David Wolanski, at a music festival; by 2015, after several highly successful pop ups, the pair opened Chick'n'sours in East London. By 2017, they had rolled out a Covent Garden branch, and in 2019, another site in Islington, as well as three fast food outlets, Chik'n. This is his first book.