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Affection for imperfection

Italy's youngest Michelin-starred chef Lorenzo Cogo tells Debbie Yong about getting a head start in life and his own brand of personality and imperfection-driven cooking

TIPPING THE SCALES Above: A dish titled Bottom of the Sea brings together Nordic-meets-Nippon flavours. - PHOTO: EL COQ

WHEN John Legend croons about perfect imperfections in his latest radio hit, he may well be singing about Italian chef Lorenzo Cogo. While most chefs slave for days and weeks to pin down that elusive perfect balance between sweet, savoury, bitter, sour and umami flavours, the 27-year-old Italian