Guest Interview | The Food Journal, Sarah Pryce-Lewis

My name is Sarah. I am from what I would call a ‘small’ city in South Africa.

Our food knowledge is slowly growing, and as time passes we are slowly learning to appreciate the art of food. We all have our different views of what food ‘should’ be, how food ‘should’ taste and how food ‘should’ look. There is no right or wrong way of cooking food other than the obvious (making sure meats are cooked correctly, and not overcooking certain foods or else you would be destroying precious nutrients).

From my point of view food is an art. Simple. Chefs are underrated. You don’t realise the hours we put in, the blood, the sweat, the tears, the pans that are thrown, the words that are used, the passion, the finesse, the laughter, the happiness, the rush and trust me the joy when you receive compliments. There is nothing better.

Next time you visit a good quality restaurant don’t only think about the food, think about every little ingredient that made its way onto your plate. Think about how every single element compliments each other to make a masterpiece.

1.     What inspired you to write about food?

My inspiration came from being a chef. I decided that working day in and day out was not for me. I wanted more. I decided to be come a food blogger and share my views on food and restaurants. 

2.     How would you describe your site to new readers?

My site is a place where I give my honest opinion on a dish, or service and how it all contributes to our dining experience. 

3.     What is your take on organic food, is it a big deal for you?

Organic food is a big deal. We should all eat the healthiest produce and give that produce all of our respect because it is indeed a very important aspect of our lives.

4.     You try a new recipe and it does not turn out the way you had planned, what do you do?

Depending on the recipe you can either save the dish by changing it or we might have to start over. 

5.     What are your three favourite ingredients? 

My three favorite ingredients would definitely have to be Avocado, sweet potato and feta.

6.     What are you 3 worst ingredients?

My three worst ingredients would be Brussels sprouts, pork and raw onions. 

7.     What is your favourite local restaurant? Why?

My favorite local restaurant and yes I am biased is definitely Muse Restaurant. It is currently number 1 on TripAdvisor and rightfully so. Their food is amazing and of top quality! 

8.     Give your top food blog that inspire you the most? 

A blog that inspires me is one by the name of The Truffle Journal.

9.     What’s the one super power you wish you had?

A super power that I wish I had would have to be being able to see into the minds of the most intelligent people. Without being creepy of course. 

10.  What is the most memorable dish that you have made?

The most memorable dish I have made is Mushroom Risotto, I had the opportunity to learn how to make this while I did my internship. 

You can read more from Sarah on her blog. Or follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

*Thank you Sarah, for appearing in this guest feature. 

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