It's no secret that I absolutely adore my food. I love cooking it. I love eating it. I love going out to restaurants to sample it. Put a plate of food in front of me, and I am one happy girl. Last week when we were away, I put on 5lbs....5lbs! Yes, as soon as the wedding dress came off, the bridal diet was well and truly over!
I found the 25 Food Questions Tag whilst searching online and knew I just had to give it a go. If you are as passionate about food as I am, then TAG you're it....it's your turn to have a go next!
1. What's your favourite breakfast?
I go through phases, but at the moment it would either be chocolate porridge, banana and yoghurt, or smashed avocado on toast. I've just discovered avocado, and am literally obsessed!
2. How do you drink your coffee?
With a splash of milk. I used to be one for having all the syrups, but now I like keeping it simple.
3. What's on your favourite sandwich?
Hmmm...that's a tough one. I have a love/hate relationship with bread, and don't really eat a lot of sandwiches any more. But if I had to pick something it would be mozzarella, fresh basil leaves, chopped tomatoes and pesto.
4. Soup or Salad?
Soup. There's nothing like a big hearty bowl of soup on a cold day or to have as the ultimate comfort food. Spiced parsnip is my favourite!
5. What's your favourite cookbook?
I'm a really big Jamie Oliver fan. And his Ministry Of Food cookbook is brilliant. I know how to cook several dishes in there by heart and they always hit the spot.
6. No more sweets or no more hearty food?
Do I really have to choose? Really? Oh gosh this is such a tough decision. I guess if "sweets" means desserts then I'd have to get rid of them. I love my puddings, but nothing beats big dishes of hearty, home-cooked food.
7. What's your favourite cuisine (country?)
Italian or Indian. It's a tough call. I love them both.
8. What's your favourite food movie?
Chocolat....Johnny Depp and chocolate. Is there any better a combination?
9. What's your most guilty pleasure?
There's a dessert at our favourite restaurant that I just love. Every time we go there I order it, even if I'm full. And I once ate two in one sitting. At home though it's a big mug of hot chocolate...delicious!
10. What's your greatest inspiration source?
Watching Masterchef. I watch it every year and after it's finished that's when my passion for food goes in to overdrive. Watching Ryan cook is fascinating too. He has such a palette and isn't afraid to try anything. I really wish I was more like that.
11. Cooking at home or going out to dinner?
A bit of both. Home-cooked food is amazing, but going out is such a treat, and something I really look forward to.
12. High end or low profile?
If this is in terms of restaurants I like to sample both. I love supporting local businesses, so visit both family-style, or one off restaurants and high flyers. I learn a lot from both and always appreciate the food.
13. What's your favourite restaurant?
Yukti. Every time.
14. I do my grocery shopping at...?
Tesco mainly, with a few visits to Asda every so often.
15. The tastiest food I've ever eaten was...?
Again, this is a really difficult question, and one that's so hard to answer. I can't say there has been one dish that has surpassed all others, but I was blown away by a sea bass dish I had at Bill's last weekend. It was divine!
16. What's your favourite cocktail?
Basil Grande. They are quite difficult to come by so as soon as I spot one on a cocktail menu I order it.
17. Coffee with George Clooney or Heston Blumenthal?
Has to be Heston - I'd love to pick his brain and learn more about him as a chef. I think he's fantastic.
18. What should not be missing in your kitchen?
Herbs and spices. I'm not the most confident at experimenting but I love adding things to make dishes extra tasty.
19. What's your favourite snack?
Depending on how I feel, either some cheeky chocolate biscuits, crisps, or cheese and crackers.
20. What's on your pizza?
Same as my sandwich - mozzarella, pesto, basil and tomato.
21. What food do you really dislike?
There are a few. I really can't stand celery, radishes, marzipan, cherry liquor, and anything pickled!
22. What's your favourite food blog?
She doesn't write exclusively about food, but I do like watching Niomi Smart's food videos on YouTube. Everything looks so delicious and colourful.
23. What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten?
Sheep testicle. I didn't realise what it was, and I really thought it was yummy.
24. What's on your food bucket list?
I'd love to go to a really high end restaurant to eat. There's no food item on my bucket list really. I love being curious and discovering things as I go.
25. I couldn't live without...?
Chocolate. Or cheese. Both hold a pretty big place in my heart,
Fancy having a go at this tag? Leave your links or answers in the comments!
Bet you're feeling hungry now, aren't ya?