Next in my line up, is Hila Jonker who blogs over at Add To Taste. Please do take a look at her blog, and I am sure you will find her as fantastic a person as I do. Hila has recently become a mother – well, nearly a year ago, and she has another blog The Mommy Journey which is worth following, even if you are not a mother yourself.
Who has been the most influential person in your life?
What started you on the path of cooking?
My Aunt, my dad’s sister, used to let my sister and I sit in the kitchen while she baked and cooked.
Which three ingredients could you not live without?
A good piece of meat, salt and garlic
Which of your kitchen tools would you take with you anywhere and everywhere?
My Cook’s knife, wok and a wooden spoon
Do you have any pet peeves in the kitchen?
My husband leaves teaspoons everywhere and there are never any clean ones
Which meal is your all time favourite?
My mom’s chicken soup
Which restaurant could you visit over and over again?
Tough one. For a light lunch – I love my Laundry (they are a laundry but they do the most delicious dim sum). Wang Thai in lagoon beach for Thai, Chuck Yang’s in Rondebosch for Chinese, Sake in sable square for sushi. If I could I would go to De Grendel’s restaurant all the time too.
If you could only have one recipe book, which one would it be?
If you could work alongside one chef for a day who would that be?
Which ingredient will you not eat or cook with?
So far, the only thing I have tasted and hated has been tripe
What is on top of your bucket list?
Food wise: Fat Duck
Life wise: Holiday with the family to Israel and Europe
What is your food philosophy?
“Try everything at least twice, the first time it could have been prepared badly” and “I have no sacred cows, I ate them all”
Any parting words for the readers?
Try everything, be messy, think of the kitchen as a grown up play park.