I was inspired by women around me who came to me to ask for my opinion on recipes or pulling together outfits. In turn, I wanted to inspire women to become more empowered in the kitchen and in their closets. I want to show how easy-peasy it is to feel good about yourself. Hence, “feeding your soul.” I also like to share stories about my life. For example, I recently took my readers on my current journey throughout New York and shared some of my experiences as well as some of my favorite NYC and Brooklyn places.
1. I would rather spend my money on food than clothes.
2. I danced Tahitian and Hula for 5 years.
3. Right now, my current obsession are Banh Mí sandwiches.
Whether I have guests or am eating by myself I love to make antipasti plates with whatever I have available in my fridge, proscuitto, burrata, tomatoes, and/or pickled veggies sprinkled with just a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I’ll pair that typically with a red wine. It’s perfect before a meal or just by itself.
Which celebrity chef would you want to meet?
Although she is just a cook and not a chef I would love to meet Rachel Ray. She is really approachable and loves to laugh at herself. I feel like we could become gal pals or maybe even best friends. She just doesn’t know it yet.
What’s the best thing you ate while living in New York?
Where do I begin? Four months really doesn’t even crack into New York. I ate at a handful of really nice restaurants and a lot of street food while I was there. Oh man, this question is stressing me out! Ok, since I can’t think of just one I’ll give you categories. Brunch: Clinton St. Baking Company’s eggs benedict and pancakes. Appetizer: Torrisi’s warm, homemade, fresh mozzarella drizzled with olive oil. Main course: Morimoto’s ishi yaki buri bop. It’s yellowtail and rice cooked in a hot stone at your table. Pizza: although this place isn’t NY style it was just so good I didn’t care. Artichoke’s artichoke pizza. Coffee: Stumptown. Gourmet Doughnuts: Dough. Dessert: Rice to Riches.
I was overwhelmed with so much good food in the city that making a decision on where to eat became a task because I didn’t want to miss out on anything. I asked friends, researched online and read cuisine publications. In the end, I truly appreciated my experience there and am glad I get to share it with everyone.
Thanks Sarah for this fun interview. It’s a pleasure being featured on your blog! I read it often so keep making good food!