Interview With Christina Thomas

FOODwelove is not only spearheading a fabulously enjoyable way of eating lunch in the office, but it is also appealing to contemporary Cape Town based businesses who see the value in having happy, healthy staff. Here Christina Thomas answers a few questions.

Christina Thomas and Stephanie Schwatlo
Christina Thomas and Stephanie Schwatlo
Interview With Christina Thomas

Who has been the most influential person in your life?

Definitely my dad. He is a chef and butcher and I grew up in a professional kitchen always surrounded by food and creatively working people.

What started you on the path of cooking?

Love of eating! I just love food and enjoy eating so I already learnt form a young age how to prepare meals myself.

Which three ingredients could you not live without?

Butter, onions, garlic

Which of your kitchen tools would you take with you anywhere and everywhere?

My Magimix food processor. Working with it is like meditation for me.

Do you have any pet peeves in the kitchen?

Washing dishes. There is always something that needs cleaning.

Which meal is your all time favourite?

Oh that is hard because there are so many….. as I grew up in Germany I like proper home cooked and hearty food….like pea soup or “Senfeier”…hmmm, YUM!

Which restaurant could you visit over and over again?

In Cape Town we are so spoiled with choices. There are so many really good restaurants and there are new ones coming up constantly.

Often I don’t feel like a cooked meal and I love cold meats and cheeses and really good artisan bread so I can always eat at “Culture club cheese” and “Bacon on Bree”, both on Bree street.

If you could only have one recipe book, which one would it be?

Julia Child – Mastering the Art of French Cooking

If you could work alongside one chef for a day who would that be?

Margot Janse from the Tasting room in Franshoek. I have the most respect for her career and her African inspired cuisine.

Which ingredient will you not eat or cook with?

I at least try everything once….I am just too curious about taste…

What is on top of your bucket list?

Competing and finishing in Ironman South Africa this year in April – I will need lots of good food for this….;-)

What is your food philosophy?

Always go for the best ingredients, that the success to a tasty meal.

Any parting words for the readers?

Don’t let anyone tell you what food or restaurant is good and what is not… only your taste decides what you like.

Disclosure: This interview was facilitated by Meagan Karsten from Wired Communications. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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16 thoughts on “Interview With Christina Thomas

  1. me ha encantado esta entrevista, que guapas y que bien lo habréis pasado mientras
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    1. Thank you Inma 🙂

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  2. Love Christina’s philosophy. Yep, the best quality the ingredients, the less you have to do and the better your meal tastes!

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    1. For sure!

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  3. I’ve never been to Cape Town but I googled the restaurants mentioned and now it’s on my list. They both look awesome! Great interview, Tandy 🙂

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    1. Thanks Kelsie, and do let me know if you ever get here 🙂

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  4. Wonderful interview, Tandy. Butter, onion and garlic are awesome. 🙂
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    1. I thought you would agree with those three ingredients Anu 🙂

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  5. What a lovely interview – so true you have a wonderful selection of great restaurants in Cape Town. Such a great city for foodies 🙂
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    1. It really is!

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  6. Great interview Tandy, sounds like there are wonderful restaurants close to where you live.
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    1. There are, we are very lucky 🙂

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  7. Yes butter, onions and garlic are indispensable! I can’t imagine cooking without them 🙂
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    1. Me either 🙂

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  8. How lovely. 🙂 She sounds like a really nice and down-to-earth person. 🙂
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    1. Thanks for taking the time to read the interview Krista 🙂

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