Monday 7 September 2015

The Foodie Blogger get to know me

Food Bloggers
If you've been reading FoodieForce for a while you will know that I am ever so slightly obsessed with food. My travels are also often centred around food and if I'm not eating it, I'm making, cooking or taking pictures of it. 

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... 

Name: Lucy 

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. 
Ingredients for a dessert island
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
intuitive cook. 

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. 
Foodie accidents

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
best coffee london
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. 
PennyHill Park
Top food bloggers
Top food Bloggers
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.
Jamie Oliver's Fifteen
 Pret A Dinner
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? 

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  1. great knowing these things about you!

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

  2. Ouch!!! I stabbed my finger with a knife when I was washing up the other day. As soon as I saw the blood it started to really hurt and I ran to find Simon to ask him to hunt out a plaster for me .. as he was running round the house opening up all of our unpacked boxes I realised that the blood was actually a chilli flake! I hadn't stabbed myself at all! Ha!!!!! x

    1. Hillerious at least you know that Simon is a good night in shining armour Lucy x

  3. Great post Lucy! Thanks for tagging me :) I'll get working on mine tonight!

    Also your ingredients are so sensible!! Mine will likely be 'chocolate, cheese, bread' haha :P

    C x

    1. Brilliant look forward to reading yours. My ingredients are sensible aren't they but I am with you on the chocolate probably could survive anything with chocolate to help Lucy x

  4. It's not an ingredient but I'd definitely take smoked salmon bagels to a dessert island...and champagne ;)
    Lots of love,

    SilverSpoon London

    1. Salmon bagel and champagne good choice at least you would die happy Lucy x

  5. Thanks for nominating me Lucy, will try to fit it in after Bali and Amalfi! I like Nigel Slater too, shame we don't see more of him on TV these days. If you're keen on tea shops near Look Mum no Hands then you have to try J&A Cafe!

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

    1. Ooh I will check out J&A cafe. I know your travelling lots so no pressure enjoy Bali you will have a wonderful time Lucy x

  6. It was lovely to get to know you a bit more. I'm not a big food person, to be honest. Though I do enjoy looking at picture of food.

    Chopping the top of your finger off sounds painful! My housemate did it once and I had to wash her hair for a month.

    Corinne x

    1. This was a great tag enjoyed doing it. Your flat mate was lucky to have you, I would have dragged it out for a couple of months. Absolutely hate washing my hair Lucy x

  7. This was a really fun read! You are definitely not the only one who thinks of their next meal while they're already eating haha, I'm terrible for that! xx


    1. Beth glad to know I am in such good company Lucy x

  8. Thanks for nominating me! How exciting :) I enjoyed reading this, I love how you carried on cooking after maiming your finger, what a hero!! xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua Italy

    1. Glad that you took pay really enjoyed reading your answers Lucy x

  9. This was a really fun read! LOL at Tom Hardy! I love grind coffee and am keen to try Monmouth's - heard so much about it!

    Style Sunrise☀


    1. Thanks Karen, definitely need to try Borough Market and Monmouth coffee if you haven't been Lucy x

  10. Great post Lucy! I plan all of my days around my meals haha, can never have enough food!

    Ash | Liakada

  11. Lovely to get to know you better Lucy! Ouch, the finger cutting story made me cringe!!
    Marie x