Infrequently Asked Questions
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR LAST MEAL ON EARTH?
Good question! This is a game I play A LOT. The answer would completely depend on what day you asked me. Today it would be truffle linguine to start, followed by fillet of beef with béarnaise sauce and a jacket potato and then pudding would be my mum’s apple crumble with Guernsey cream. Polished off with lots of cheese and some espresso martinis. Um, what was the question again…?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SEASON?
A toss up between Autumn and Winter. Give me layers, log fires, bed socks, frosty mornings, warming soups and brussell sprouts and I will be happy.
DO YOU LIKE BATHS?
Like is an understatement. I’m obsessed.
IF YOU HAD TO EAT THE SAME BREAKFAST EVERY DAY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Smoked salmon with poached eggs on rye toast and a side of avocado with chilli. With a Nana Nice Cream for pudding because breakfasts deserve puddings too. All day everyday. For the rest of my life. Amen.
DO PINEAPPLES GIVE YOU A PRICKLY TONGUE?
Funnily enough they do. But I eat them anyway.
DELIA OR NIGELLA?
DO YOU THINK THAT BELVITA BREAKFAST BISCUITS ARE A WEIRD IDEA?
I really do. Biscuits for breakfast are not great on a regular basis and these are loaded with sugar which is not a good way to start the day as tempting as it may be.
HAVE YOU EVER HAD BISCUITS FOR BREAKFAST?
Of course. I’ve had cookies,cakes and the rest for breakfast too, but this should be the exception not the rule and I do it knowing it’s a rarity and definitely don’t do it all the time.
COFFEE OR TEA?
My veins probably run with coffee, but I’m trying to cut back.
EARLY TO BED OR A NIGHT OWL?
If I had my way I would be in bed at 9.30 every evening.
IF YOU WEREN’T DOING WHAT YOU DO NOW, WHAT JOB WOULD YOU DO?
I always dreamt of being a weathergirl. I used to practice all the time with a map I stuck on the wall. I was really cool.
WHICH IS THE PIECE OF KITCHEN KIT YOU COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT?
I mean, I could probably live without kitchen kit, let’s not be dramatic, but my life is the better for my food processor and my microplane grater. I also recently got a new lemon juicer which has made me more happy than I care to admit. I would also never make scrambled egg if I didn’t have a non stick saucepan.
DO YOU EAT YOUR CRUSTS?
Of course…hence the curly hair.
CATS OR DOGS?
WHAT’S THE WEIRDEST THING YOU LIKE EATING?
When my sister was pregnant she got hooked on crackers with homous and marmite. Together. I thought this sounded like a weird pregnancy craving but joined her in a sisterly fashion. And it was actually really good, and I know have it quite often.
WHEN YOU COOK ROAST CHICKEN FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY, DO YOU SECRETLY EAT THE OYSTER OF THE CHICKEN WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING?
Without fail. Chefs perks!
WHAT’S THE BEST SONG TO RUN TO?
Frozen – Let it Go. Definitely when I run the fastest.
DO YOU HAVE A MIDDLE NAME?
I do. But it’s a secret
WHAT’S THE FIRST THING YOU EVER COOKED?
Chocolate fridge cake. Not sure how much cooking was involved but it was my speciality.
WHO ARE YOUR DREAM DINNER PARTY GUESTS?
Stephen Fry, J K Rowling, Judi Dench, Sara Blakely and Richard Branson.