Posted March 20, 2012 by Sam in Foodie Chat

It’s all about ME! Food Bloggers Unplugged

clip_image001clip_image002I have been so lucky to have made so many lovely friends on Facebook since I started my page a year ago.

In January I was tagged by the fabulous Urvashi The Botanical Baker blog here and most recently I was tagged with a Kreativ Blogger Award by the wonderful Dor La Difference Catering blog here


Basically the idea is I tell you a bit about myself, firstly by answering a set of questions, secondly with some random facts!

I’m afraid my life is none too exotic if you make it to the end there’s chocolate!

What or who inspired you to start your blog?

Pretty much every post I put on Facebook was food or drink related. So I decided to start a page just for that. The website /blog was really to waffle on a bit more and add some recipes too.

sams kitchen biscotti

Who is your foodie inspiration?

Anything & everything. I basically think about food most of the day & night. I don’t watch that many foodie chefs but here are a few I do like to see. Rick Stein, I love his relaxed style and his voice. Delia, no nonsense cooking in her fab kitchen. Tonia Buxton (My Greek kitchen) fab passed down recipes from Cyprus, usually set in a beautiful village, always want to go on holiday when I see that!

Your greasiest most batter splattered cook book is

Probably my Delia Smiths Complete Cookery Course. This came to me after Gav’s Nan passed away, so was already well loved & used.

delia book

The best thing you have ever eaten in another country, where was it and what was it?

Pizza in Italy, there’s nothing better

Another Food Blogger’s table you would like to eat at?

Anyone that will cook for me is a real plus. Especially if I don’t have to wash up.

What one kitchen gadget would you like Santa to bring you? (money no object)

A red Smeg fridge. image_20735

Who taught you how to cook?

Self taught. My Mum is not a great cook, my Dad is better but neither are that ‘foodie’.

I’m coming to you for dinner, what is your signature dish?

I would probably do a pasta or risotto, something tasty but simple.


What is your guilty food pleasure?

I try not to think of things as guilty pleasures, just pleasures! I’ll go through phases of craving certain things, mostly it’s cheese.

10 Random facts about myself

1. I think of myself as a technophobe.

2. The smell & taste of honey makes me nauseous, although I like to use it in recipes.

3. I love to read in the bath.

4. I hate the cold.

5. I love cheese more then chocolate.

6. I believe in karma.

7. I hate being late for things, to the point where I am usually ridiculously early.

8. I was a goth as a teenager.

9. I love kissing, it’s the best (I actually kiss better then I cook…….)

10. I have a tattoo, for some reason this usually surprises people.

I will now Tag five/six other Food Bloggers to answer these questions. These are all lovely people with great pages that I love to visit for either inspiration, foodie chat or fun (usually all 3!)

Spoons & Spades

Silvia’s Cucina

French Whisk

French Village Diaries

Isabelle at Home

Olive Oil & Raspberries

Well done if you made it to the end!

cherry chocolate