This is my second interview with some of Canberra’s better known foodies and bloggers, inviting them to join me for lunch at their favourite affordable (i.e. very cheap and tasty) eatery/van/café/restaurant/kitchen/etc. I wasn’t sure if anyone has done this sort of thing before with the local foodies? If anyone has links to such interviews please pass them on. My second interview was with the vivacious Rachi Perara, who blogs at www.le-bonvivant.com and I’m hoping to ask each interviewee the same twenty questions that follow. I had the pleasure of Rachi’s company at her favourite southside “cheap eat’ in Kingston: Canberra’s famous Brodburger, located at the Canberra Glassworks.
Who are you? I’m someone whose life revolves around food. I call myself a “self confessed bon vivant” on my blog because I do tend to like the finer things in life, specially when it comes to food and wine. My blog is a lifestyle blog so it’s not just about food although that makes up the bulk of it. I write about restaurant reviews, about food/wine events in Canberra, about my travels, books, interior design, fashion and just general happenings in my life.
How old are you? 31
Where do you live? Narrabundah
How long have you been blogging? About 18 months
Other hobbies? Travelling, gym, Bikram yoga, Cake Club, reading, watching cricket
Apple or Android? Definitely Apple. I’m a bit of an Apple tragic (iphone, ipad, Macbook Air)
Car/bus/bike? Car! I haven’t caught a bus in over 10 years. I keep thinking I need to get myself a bike though. I feel like I can’t call myself a proper Canberran until I own a bike!
Favourite TV show? It was Breaking Bad. Now it’s a toss up between Downton Abbey and Homeland.
Favourite device? My Canon DSLR with 50mm lens. I’m that annoying person who pulls out the DSLR to photograph every meal and event (even non-events sometimes).
Can we take a peak at your home screen?
Most used app? Twitter followed by Calender. I have the worst memory and would forget to eat breakfast if I didn’t put it in my diary (ok, slight exaggeration but you get the idea)
Favourite social media? Twitter
What’s the first thing online you check each morning? It goes in this order: email, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, weather. All before getting out of bed!
What do you worry about at night? If I have a busy day coming up it’s probably something work related. Otherwise it’s probably something food related; not so much worry but as to think/plan where to eat on the weekend etc.
Most exciting recent news? I got my first food related article published in Canberra Times Food & Wine section last week which was very exciting. There will be another piece coming up very soon. I’ve also just started planning a holiday to New York in June/July which I’m ridiculously excited about… the food, the shopping, the food!
Ideal career? A food writer/restaurant reviewer
Recent book you recommend? Hidden Kitchens of Sri Lanka by Bree Hutchins. It’s a beautiful cookbook/coffee table book.
Recent online video you laughed at? This popped up on Facebook as I was answering these questions. Made me LOL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWwuebhaQZo
Favourite Food? My mum’s Sri Lankan food: chicken biryani, chicken curry and eggplant Moju to be specific. This blog post should give you an idea on what my mum’s food looks like: all kinds delicious! http://le-bonvivant.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/is-there-anything-better-than-mums.html
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