Blogger of the week

A Durban blogger is cooking up a storm.

14 Dec 2009
Jan Tripepi

And the award goes to...Janice Tripepi!

As we prepare for the run-up to the festive season, our fabulous bloggers are in a foodie frenzy of inspiration and delicious creativity.

Here is a peek into the life of Jan Tripepi. She is a warm and interesting woman who is a whizz in the kitchen. Her passion for food and all things fun is as large as her smile and she is constantly surprising us with new and wonderful recipes. Thanks for sharing all your gorgeous kitchen adventures with us, you rock.

For a quick taster, check out her beautiful blog for 5 minute mussel soup or this awesome spicy tuna recipe. And what about an amazing post on curries to 'cool the Italians down'.

Q: What do you do when you’re not spending time in the kitchen making gorgeous food?

A: I work - I'm a bookkeeper for our Engineering & Project Management Company!  Mix cocktails, have nails done, shop, arrange flowers, mix more cocktails, swim... mix cocktails!!

Q: What would be your perfect foodie destination holiday and why?

A: Japan - I looove sushi and Japanese food and flower arranging - or India - looove curry and have always wanted to see India and the Taj Mahal.

Q: What would you eat for your last supper and why?

A: Oysters, braaied crayfish and sushi - all washed down with Moet!

Q: Who is your hottest celeb chef and why?

A: OOOh that Chocolate( Hunky Jorjus ) dude - Willy Wonka! He melts my chocolate.

Q: What 5 ingredients would you take to a deserted island?

A: Champagne, salt, garlic, lemons and chilli.

Q: If you had a restaurant what would you name it, and what would your specialty be?

A: Sapori which means 'flavours' in Italian. Fusion Italian/everything!!!

Q: Name one thing that you refused to eat when you were young?

A: Smash potato (vom food).

Q: What is your foodie vice e.g. chocolates, fast food etc?

A: This one is impossible ... ALL FOOD!!!

Q: What is your favourite restaurant and why? 

A: BeanBagBohemia in Durban ... Their food is awesom and the menu CHANGES FREQUENTLY, they celebrate seasonal food and have a funky sassy vibe. 

Q: If you could be a fruit – which one and why?

A: Mango ... sweet, soft, succulent and desirable

Q: What is the worst meal you’ve ever cooked?

A: Peking duck ... Ii think i may just have cooked an annorexic duck! 24 hours of cooking for a toothpick of meat! Nah ....

Q: What is the one implement in the kitchen you cannot do without and why?

A: My knife ... it keeps unwanted people out of my queendom!

Q: Who would you like to sit down for dinner with 5 other people?

A: George Clooney, Frank Sinatra, Dean Matin, Willy Wonka the Chocolate Man & Jeremy Clarkson.


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