Silvia Bifaro of Salvia+Limone joins #FBC15 for the first time in September and is looking forward to meeting new people and sharing her knowledge!
Connecting with other like-minded bloggers and learning how to be a better blogger!
Is blogging your full time job?
Blogging is a great passion and helps me keep me inspired about good food and styling. My day job is styling food and giving consultations about healthy lifestyle and holistic food. I would love my blog to become the place where healthy holistic food merge ultimate styling.
What first motivated you to blog and how has blogging changed your life?
Sharing my knowledge in holistic macrobiotic nutrition, and engage again with my previous job of stylist. After having two children and moving country blogging created the space for merging my two passions and jobs and make the dream come true. It is a portfolio. It is a journal. It is a passion and the journey of a human being.
How do you plan to continue to grow and develop your blog?
I plan to create retreats where people can savour sustainable plant – based fine cuisine, hands on cooking classes and learning to reconnect with the self through craft making meditation and holistic food styling.
From where do you get inspiration for your blog posts?
I get inspiration from colleagues, photographers, blogger chefs, mindful books and people. From walking in a beautiful site.
What is your signature dish?
This is a vegan, sugar free, yeast free, flour free, super easy, yummy treat, it is a save-the-day cake, it is a proper picnic cake, it is the party star. It can be done by children and it is really impossible to get it wrong!!
How do you shop for food – supermarkets, farmer’s markets, local shops, online, etc?
Farmer markets, Borough markets, Abel and Cole organic delivery. If we want to sustain our planet and home we need to source on sustainable food and suppliers. I would go very far for a good sugar free cake and a fine dining experience.
How far have you travelled for your favourite foods?
Once I went for a 2 hour travel each way for the perfect oyster lunch. I travelled 30 minutes to another town to have the only gelato I eat, it’s hand made, sugar and junk free.
What would be your last meal on earth?
Anything, as long as I ate it with my family.
What is your ‘food heaven’ and ‘food hell’?
Heaven: my Grandma’s vegan ravioli with sugo finto alla Linguine.
Hell: McDonald’s & co. I will never get the why and how of those fast food chains.
How many cookbooks do you own?
Countless. I love written word.
What attributes make for a successful food blog?
Good styling and photos. Innovation and tradition in the recipes. Content too.
What cookbooks have you added to your collection recently?
My New Roots cookbook.
Which cookbook do you find yourself returning to again and again?
My authentic first edition copy of Italian Silver Spoon and my Mum’s cooking diary.
Do you have a favourite kitchen tool or appliance?
A Global Japanese style knife for vegetable cutting, the next one will be the fluted one.
What is on your wish-list at the moment?
Aga stove, an extra cast-iron skillet and a terracotta pot for risotto, an advanced course for sourdough baking, a week end in Copenhagen for Noma and endless travelling all over Italy to continue to taste and learn our infinite regional tradition!
Which other bloggers do you follow?
These are some of the blogs I get inspiration from. I learn topics, how to write, how to style, how to communicate. And I feel I’m not alone doing this.
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