Barbara Tucker

One of the finest voices on the planet reveals her shrimp tempura addiction!


What is the song that always reminds you of Ibiza?

Spiller ‘Groove Jet’

Your perfect breakfast would be… 

French toast, fruit, salmon omelette, ginger tea and oatmeal. All small portions…

The most unusual thing I have ever eaten…

I’m pretty basic to be honest.

The dish that reminds me of my childhood 



Who taught you to cook?

Mom and me…I always experimented as a teenager

Your favourite 3 restaurants in your home town/city  

Madiba in Brooklyn


Centro Vasco NYC


Syvia’s in Harlem


5 other restaurants from around the world you love  

I don’t know many names…England for their West Indian restaurants, Ibiza for Blue Marlin and Ancient People/Ibiza. Bella Napoli in Naples, many others that I don’t remember the names of from Thailand to Australia. I love spicy West Indian and Asian food! Yum yum!

A DJ or musician that has surprised you with their cooking skills…what did they cook?

Oh easy! Duce Martinez. Realllllllly good and Osunlade…top!

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Your guilty pleasure food. You know you shouldn’t but you always do…

Pasta…try to stay away…pray for me…lol

What is your signature dish?

My version of shrimp fried rice…


If you could have a master-class with a celebrity chef, who’d you pick and why?

Oprah’s cook…lol. Healthy and tasty it looks….

Dead or alive – 3 famous people you would invite around for dinner…

Bob Marley…Bishop Bernard Jordan…Tupac

A dish you have yet to master…

Far too many

Your favourite pizza topping



Your biggest ever food cock up  

The first time I tried to make rice at the age of 5 years old…..almost burned the house down…what a memory…omg!

A dish you just cannot stomach  

Chitlands…intestines. Someone tred to give it to me at the age of 18….I was on a date and snuck it in a tissue…ugggh I was at my then boyfriend’s mother’s home.


You get in from the club drunk, dive in the fridge and usually come out with…? 

Never happened to me…but if it’s a question of “if”….maybe fried chicken….lol

The most expensive meal you have ever had? 

Kobe beef….ahhhhh yes! In Japan!


The most disgusting thing you have ever eaten at a festival    

I haven’t …sorry… too busy singing…

The last time you used a cook book for a meal… 

13 years ago….need to go back…lol.  Need the time…


My favourite restaurants on the island…

Blue Marlin for sure.


The best sunset spot for a cold drink… 

I don’t do alcohol but a place to be outside of I love…. in Phuket…omgoodness!  The dream beach…

Your favourite Ibiza dish…..

Easyyyy!!  Shrimp tempura…and everybody knows!!!! lol

Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura

The perfect 24 hours in Ibiza would be…  

Performing at Blu Marlin in the afternoon, Glitterbox at night…


…and the morning watching the sun rise. Thank god for a lovely life!

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