Ben Asamani is undoubtedly the best known vegan chef in the United Kingdom. This fame is not due only to his ability in the kitchen but also to his contagious smile and his strong belief. "For me vegan is a lifestyle", he says.
Ben defines himself as a Christian and learns about the plant-based diet from reading the Bible. The strong point of Ben's cooking is the quality of the ingredients: "I don't drink and I don't smoke, so I can spend more on choosing the ingredients I use in my kitchen". His restaurant is always full and very famous throughout London. In the lunch time a buffet is served, while in the evening the menu is à la carte.
In 2013 Massimo Leopardi from the Veggie Channel team went to see Ben's "222 Veggie Vegan Restaurant" (222 North End Rd, West Kensington, London). He found a particularly convivial atmosphere and Ben was always available to have a chat with his clients.
Ben is originally from Ghana and, despite being in England for many years, is still attached to his land. He returns there to follow some projects and to help the poor people of that country.
This is a video of the web-tv Veggie Channel.
Director: Massimo Leopardi