Phillippa Cheifitz Answers Questions For The Blog

I was very fortunate to have met Phillippa Cheifitz in 2011 and was really excited when her book was published and I received a copy to review. Following on from that, Phillippa has answered my interview questions.

The Supper Club Phillippa Cheifitz
The Supper Club

Who has been the most influential person in your life?

Alice Waters

What started you on the path of cooking?

My grandmother

Which three ingredients could you not live without?

Lemons, garlic and olive oil

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

A sharp knife, a stick blender and a microplane grater

Do you have any pet peeves in the kitchen?


Which meal is your all time favourite?

A meal at Alice Water’s Chez Panisse

Which restaurant would you visit over and over again?

Alice Water’s Chez Panisse

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

My very own Meals for a Month (David Philip)

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

David Tanis

Which ingredient will you not eat or cook with?

I’m open to all.

What is on top of your bucket list?

A week in France cooking with Patricia Wells.

What is your food philosophy?

Keep it simple, keep it seasonal, make it delicious.

Any parting words for the readers?

Relax and enjoy cooking.

Disclosure: This interview with Phillippa Cheifitz was facilitated by Jean Fryer from Penguin Random House South AfricaThis post is in line with my blogging policy.

What I blogged December 30:

I am on leave until the 11th of January. I will reply to comments on my posts when I can during the holidays. May 2016 hold all your dreams and everything you need.

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6 thoughts on “Phillippa Cheifitz Answers Questions For The Blog

  1. I think grandmothers seem to inspire a love of cooking, my own grandmother was my influence too. I love the look of the cover recipe! YUM!
    Thanks for sharing,
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