10 questions with... Jake Gower from Jakey Le Bakey

Jake Gower at his stall at Norwich Market, Jakey Le Bakey. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Jake Gower at his stall at Norwich Market, Jakey Le Bakey. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY


Each week we put a Norwich resident in the hot seat and ask them 10 questions about themselves. This week we spoke with chef, Jake Gower, from Jakey Le Bakey on Norwich Market.

• Describe Norwich in three words...

As a relative newbie to the city this is quite hard, but the words I would use are surprising, foodie and peaceful.

• If you were stranded on a deserted island with three others, who would you want them to be?

My partner (I have to say that) and I’d replace the other two people with dogs.

• If you could be anyone else, who would you be?

The groundskeeper at Hogwarts.

• How would you spend a perfect day in Norwich?

I’d start with a nice breakfast and then go for a walk, stopping along the way for several drinks at the many, many pubs Norwihc has to offer. I’d finish the day with a nice dinner at one of the great independent restaurants in the city.

• What’s your mantra in life?

Be ethical, always finish and be peaceful.

• Which song defines your life?

Love Gun by Kiss.

• What’s your biggest fear?

Creepy crawlies.

• Would you rather spend a night in front of the telly or a night out in the city?

Definitely a night out.

• Which one thing could you never be without?

My partner (this time it’s true).

• What would you do if you won the lottery?

Sort out my ridiculous amount of brothers and sisters, making sure they’re all settled, then I’d start a charity.

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