1. What's your favourite breakfast?
Toast (or a croissant on special occasions) with raspberry jam. If I'm out for breakfast I often go for something with smoked salmon.
2. How do you drink your coffee?
I don't. I am a tea girl. I don't like coffee. I wish I did...hubby is a roaster and coffee wholesaler. His coffee is apparently awesome. But coffee is not my friend. I find it bitter. He sells great teas though, so all is not lost.
3. What's on your favourite sandwich?
Ohhhh.... a fresh baguette from The Artisan Crust, with brie, fig jam and salad greens. Just need to take a moment....
4. Soup or Salad?
Definitely a seasonal answer. Soup in winter, salad in summer. Can't have soup in summer cos it's too hot.
5. What's your favourite cookbook?
You want me to choose? Hmmmmm...anything by Nigella Lawson.
6. No more sweets or not more hearty foods?
No more sweets. Sugar gives me heartburn and insomnia. I don't need that kind of help.
7. What's your favourite cuisine (country)?
Asian. Two Malaysians in the family has trained us well.
8. What's your favourite food movie?
Love a good food movie! Julie and Julia. Second favourite is No Reservations. Third favourite is Chocolat
9. What's your most guilty pleasure?
Tira Misu for dessert. And then eating the whole pan over the week because someone made it for me, for my birthday. Not even sorry.
10. What's your greatest inspiration source?
TV cooking shows & Nigella Lawson
11. Cooking at home or going out for dinner?
Going out - even to a friend's home. It always tastes better when someone else cooks.
12. High end or low profile?
I don't know what that means. Restaurant quality? I think some of the best food can be found in little hole-in-the-wall restaurants.
13. What's your favourite restaurant?
Nudle (Knox). The Cherry Tree (Healesville). Elevation (Emerald). Anywhere that does good Yum Cha.
14. I do my grocery shopping at:
Aldi, and then Woolies if I can't get something at Aldi.
15. The tastiest food I've ever eaten was:
A mango, chickpea and feta salad my friend made once. Oh my goodness, so yummy.
16. What's your favourite cocktail?
I don't drink alcohol past the very rare moscato. I'm more of a sparkling water kind of gal.
17. Coffee with George Clooney or Heston Blumenthal?
So, it would be a cup of tea, and probably with George. I was an ER fan way back in the day.
18. What should not be missing in your kitchen?
My oven. I keel over when the power is out for more than a day! I use the oven every single day.
19. What's your favourite snack?
At the moment? Sweet snack is Forresters coconut rolls from Aldi. This answer changes constantly. Savoury snack, camembert cheese on cranberry & pumpkin seed crackers.
thin crust, homemade tomato sauce, basil, real mozzarella
21. What food do you really dislike?
Stereotypical Aussie stuff: Vegemite, beetroot, weet-bix. I've tried beetroot a few different ways, as an adult. I really don't like it. And blue cheese. It just tastes like vomit. I wanted to like it, but I just don't.
22. What's your favourite food blog?
I don't really follow one.
23. What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten?
Jellyfish - the texture is nothing to be excited about. And chicken's feet - they taste OK, but there's so many bones and not much flesh. It's just not worth it.
24. What's on your food bucket list?
I want to succeed at making a roast beef. It's the one culinary skill that continues to escape my abilities.
25. I couldn't live without:
Having done a couple of fasts, I have discovered the two things I want most: a cup of tea and crackers with butter. Who knew?!
What are your food loves and loathes?