60 seconds with Romanian Hobby Blogger Monica Rosu from Foodie Family at #FBC15!

Romanian hobby blogger, Monica Rosu of Foodie Family is attending #FBC15 for the first time in September …

monicarosuWhat are you looking forward to learning and enjoying at FBC this year?

The networking and the vibe.

Is blogging your full time job? If not, what is your day job? Tell us a bit about your work and family life. Would you like to become a full time blogger?

No. My full time job is being a Project Manager for a natural gas company. I’m married, with 2 boys aged 9 and 11, with one dog. I don’t want to become a full time blogger, it is just a hobby and a way to meet people with the same interests.

What first motivated you to blog? What’s your ultimate blogging dream – where do you plan to take it in the future?

I love food – cooking it, reading about it, travelling to taste it…so I just wanted to share my foodie love on the blog. I met some of my best friends through the blog. No big dream, although I did a TV cooking series for a season and contribute to Good Food magazine occasionally, but I did not pursue these, they just happened.

What’s your signature dish?

I always cook something different, no repeats…I don’t have a signature dish, maybe I should!

The Foodie Family

Which other bloggers do you follow most closely?

Dinner: A Love Story and Mimi Thorisson

How do you shop for food – supermarkets, farmer markets, local shops, online etc?

I shop at the supermarim-going-toket and the farmers market. I don’t follow trends per se, but they do inspire me. I think sousvide cooking will become more mainstream.

What’s the most unusual restaurant you have ever eaten at? How far have you ever travelled for the perfect meal?

The most unusual restaurant I ate at was Noma. The food was totally different to anything I have ever tried. I travel for food a lot, in fact most of my holidays are food related and my kids have seen more markets in Provence than beaches…

Finish this sentence: “For me, the ultimate food heaven is…”. What’s your idea of food hell?

My ultimate food heaven would be eating a kobe beef in Kobe, Japan. Food hell is any food badly prepared with no respect for the ingredients.

Would you ever start vlogging about food? Who is your favourite celebrity chef and/or favourite food writer?

I prefer reading a recipe than watching it, so no, no videos for me. Yet! My favourite chefs…Iuzzini for pastry, Stein for fish, Ramsay for technique. My favourite food writer…Nigella.

What’s on your culinary wish-list?

On my wish-list: food and wine in California, Mimi Thorisson’s book, real yuzu lemons.

What other influences or interest would you say make a great food blog? To achieve a successful blog, what comes first – the dishes, the styling, the photography or the words?

Travel is important for my blog. Photography comes first. If there’s a bad photo, they won’t read the recipe. Unless you’re a famous chef already.



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