What are you most looking forward to about #FBC5?
I’m looking forward to meeting old and new friends from all over the world, picking up food blogger techniques and getting professional advice about blogging, particularly the food photography workshop.
What motivated you to blog about food and how has food blogging changed your life?
Food and cooking are things that I’ve always loved and enjoyed reading about. So, food blogging was an inevitable thing to do and later on, it was a good reason to leave my full time day job. It gives me hope, lots of joy through using my creativity and has been a way of meeting new interesting people with a common passion and view of life.
What are your future aspirations for the blog? From where do you get inspiration and who taught you to cook?
I want to make a portfolio and develop my photographic skills. I get inspiration from everything! From the people around me, from every single moment of every single day, from the sun, from the rain, from laughter, from friends. I’m a self taught cook who reads a lot, asks a lot, and had my mam to watch when I was a little girl.
Which other food bloggers do you follow most closely? Tell us something you learned from reading blogs you probably wouldn’t know otherwise?
I follow a lot of gorgeous bloggers, just to mention a few – Joythebaker, Julskitchen, YumandMore and lots of Greek ones, FoodJunkie, Sugarbuzz are two of them. The thing I learn from reading blogs is, first of all, about the personality of the blogger, and this is the core idea which influences the entire blog.
How many cookbooks do you own?
A lot. And when I say I lot, I mean over 120, magazines and scrapbooks not included! I like Lefteris Lazarou, the Greek chef who is dedicated to fish and seafood. I also love the down to earth and vintage style of Tessa Kiros and the simply, humorous and so “me” kind of writing of Joy Wilson (Joy the Baker blog). I know, that’s two, but had to mention both!
What’s your signature dish? If you want us to feature your favourite recipe from your own blog, include the link here!
Well, I may say that soutzoukakia -long meatballs with cumin- are a speciality. Although it’s very difficult to distinguish one recipe, I suggest you try this upside down tart. It has the freshness and colours of my country:
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