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In my day: We quiz Alastair Fullerton on the time of his life

Q. What was your decade?

A. The early 90s. The food industry had finally taken off here with both Roscoff and Deanes opening in Belfast. People were becoming more educated about what they were eating so it was an interesting and exciting time for a chef.

Q. What was life like?

A. Belfast had a good buzz about it. People were going out more so bars and clubs were springing up all over the place. People weren't scared to spend money.

Q. What were you listening to?

A. Dance music had just arrived so I was listening to that as well as Green Day.

Q. And the style?

A. I'm not really sure if I ever had any style but I remember a lot of black and plenty of DM boots.

Q. What has changed?

A. I got older. The internet and social media are everywhere now but I can't quite get into them. I think people have become more demanding and impatient too. We've also developed really bad eating habits.

Q. What was better back then?

A. Things were more relaxed. People worked hard and partied harder but they weren't as lazy. There were also less fast food outlets.

  • Alastair Fullerton is the new head chef of the Fitzwilliam Hotel in Belfast.

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