The lovely Frankie of The Mayfairy has nominated me to do the foodbloggers: Get to Know me Tag. The hope is that you will get to know a little more about FoodieForce and the person behind the blog.
So lets get on with it...
What was your reason for starting a blog?
You could say that having a healthy appetite is in my DNA and I was always destined to be involved in food somehow.
When at the age of seven months, I could polish off four Weetabix in one sitting, my mother knew it was time to reign my eating habits in. I'm not really sure that in the long run this method of training was successful, as I still have no self restraint when it comes to food.
Am I the only person who can be sitting eating a meal and whilst eating it be happily planning and thinking about my next meal (please tell me that someone else does this too)?
I started FoodieForce because I wanted to share my passion for food, cooking and finding the very best places to eat.
What’s the dish you’re most proud of?
I am very much an experimental cook, give me a host of random ingredients and I am very much at home. I like to make dishes that I haven't done before, that said there are a few firm favourites of course (Pad Thai Noodles, Scallops Chorizo and Pancetta, Chicken and Prawn Rosso Pesto Pasta) but if I had the choice I like to cook something new.
What one kitchen utensil could you not live without?
Ooh this is a difficult one as I love my kitchen gadgets and utensils.
I would probably say my KitchenAid mixer it is the perfect cooking companion, it looks great, I can indulge in my cooking creativity as it does everything and best of all it doesn't give you any lip.
You’re stranded on a desert island. What three ingredients do you take with you?
I would go for ingredients that can be used in loads of different ways to make lots of dishes. Boring possibly but I am practical.
I would take rice, peppers and potatoes.
Depending on my mood peppers are interchangeable with spices, chocolate and Tom Hardy if you can class him as an ingredient.
Who do you take your inspiration from?
If we are talking about foodies I like Nigel Slater as a chef, mainly because he loves local produce that you know where it has come from and is very much an
What’s your favourite social platform?
It has to be Twitter, I like to share foodie finds through tweets, pictures and locations in real time so others can enjoy. If your not following me then check out FoodieForce and share the foodie love.
Biggest disaster in the kitchen?
I'm not sure I should even admit this one but as we are all friends, here goes.
Picture the scene, I was cooking Christmas lunch for my other half's parents. It was a first as I hadn't cooked for them previously. Half way through peeling a swede, I decided it would be a good idea to slice the top of my finger off.
When I say slice the top off I really mean badly, no paper cut here. So with blood going everywhere I wrapped a Tea Towel round said finger and without wanting to make a fuss, carried on whilst they relaxed in the front room.
When the other half pops his head round the door to check everything is on track and sees instantly the mass of bloody destruction he insists that it needs an A&E visit to be stitched. Despite the pleas that it will be fine, he is having none of it.
So like a small child I am marched out of the kitchen to hospital on Christmas day and yes you guessed it our guests ended up cooking us Christmas lunch. Mortified would be an understatement but luckily they have never reminded me of the incident.
Favourite spot for coffee?
Before being pregnant I used lots of coffee hot spots; but coffee is not the best friend of a pregnant lady. Highlights have to be Shoreditch Grind, Ozone Coffee, Look Mum no Hands and Monmouth Coffee.
Favourite photo you’ve taken?
I love taking pictures and take far too many.
Favourite pictures have to be those that bring back memories of a great place, evening out or where something funny happened. But I also love taking pictures of beautiful food.
What would you say is your most successful blog post and why?
Posts that have been most successful are Jamie Oliver's Fifteen and Pret A Dinner at Cafe Royal.
Nominate three food bloggers you’d like to get to know more:
Food bloggers that I would like to get to know more about would be:
Comment below if you have had any foodie disasters and what would you take as your top ingredient, if stranded on a dessert island?