Today we are interrogating Samia, an enthusiastic home cook who’s cooking snaps and recipe tips have created a phenomenal social media following and even the odd TV appearance!
1: Describe what you do without being boring?
Cooking…!!! It’s fun, therapeutic and the end result can be enjoyed by yourself and others…. win win all way round!!
2: What’s great about what you do?
The coming together of family and friends, enjoying the meal prepared and the creating of priceless memories ….. my food equation is Family & Friends + Fine Food = Fun Festivities
3: What sucks about what you do?
The washing up of the pans, pots & utensils
4: Do you eat breakfast?
5: Where/who is your favourite local food/drink business (other than your own)?
Anywhere they serve fresh whole food, where you can see what you eating rather than get confused how to dismantle the art exhibition on the plate.
6: Which celeb chef would you want in your gang in the event of a zombie apocalypse and why?
Gordon Ramsey – like him, I am a big fusspot about food & flavour.
7: What’s your go to comfort food?
Lentils & rice with mango pickle and kachoomar Salad
Ed- I have googled this salad and found a million very different recipes for it. And they all look good!
8: Who taught you how to cook?
9: What’s the weirdest thing you have ever put in your mouth? Keep it clean!
Katakut, it’s a Pakistani specialty made with kidneys and brains.
10: What one food would you erase from all existence?
Trotters ….. I mean why, just why??
11: What’s on your kitchen playlist?
12: If you could eat out anywhere tonight where would you go and who would you dine with?
With family at a Turkish Grill
13: Do you have a signature dish?
Main: Afghani Kharai
Dessert: Gulab Jamun
14: Confess your biggest food sin………..
Using too much oil/butter
15: If you had to restrict yourself to the cuisine of one country which would it be and why?
Pakistani food …. I grew up eating that and nothing compares to it
16: Cake or biscuits?
Cake every time!
17: Tea or coffee?
18: Chunky chips or curly fries?
19: Wine or beer?
20: Does pineapple belong on a pizza?
No way….. what next chocolate on Mac & Cheese!
Ed- and yet, you ate the kidneys and brains……
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Next Time, a local seafood chef from my favourite pub……….
Last time, Paul from Lunch By Lancasters!