Culinary Q & A with Maki B.

Occupation:  A stay at home mom for now but I’m a former chemist, bookkeeper and cafe-owner who is not sure what I want to be when I “grow up”. 

What did you eat today?

Breakie:  Eggs over easy & bacon.
Lunch:  Falafels with tzatiki and bbq’d balsamic veggies in a pita.
Dinner:  Panko crusted chicken fingers with baked fries, green salad and freshly churned mint chocolate chip ice cream for dessert.  All homemade!

What do you never eat?

I’m not a fan of seafood.  I wish I liked it and I try and try but I’m just not there yet.  Also, you will never see me drinking milk or using it in cereal.  It’s as rare as a yeti sighting.

What is your personal specialty? 

I can’t say I have a specialty but I will say that I’m a fan of trying out my hand at cuisines from all over the world. If you’re invited to my house for dinner, you never know what country’s food I’ll be serving. 

Complete this sentence: In my refrigerator, you will always find:

lots of food.  I’m always cooking and baking so I’m like a small scale supermarket really.

What is your weekday meal standby?

Some sort of stir fry to clean out my refrigerator. 

What is your favorite kitchen item? 

I’d have to say Bullet, he’s my Kitchen Aid stand mixer and he rocks my world.  I keep meaning to blog about him and his amazing talents.

World ends tomorrow. Describe your last meal. 

I don’t have a favourite food or cuisine so this is a tough question.  Probably a big “mezze” or “antipasto” platter full of a variety of cheeses, meats, veggies, olives and fresh breads. Of course I would need to finish off with a rich chocolate dessert.  (Oh, actually, a very last meal might need some curry and a plate of bacon too!)  Don’t forget the wine!

Where do you eat out most frequently?

We rarely eat out but if we do my kids usually choose that place with the golden arches and indoor playground.  Other than that, we go to fast, casual places like Tokyo Express and Oodle Noodle.

What’s the best place to eat in Edmonton?

My mom’s house.  I rarely eat out at restaurant due to the kidlet factor but my mom makes some pretty amazing Mediterranean food.  She’s the reason I love cooking and entertaining as much as I do.

If you weren’t limited by geography, where and what would you eat?

As I said above, I don’t have favorites.  It’s so very hard so bear with me… I’d probably pack some bacon and maple syrup to eat on my way to some Mediterranean countries for my mezze, then hop over to Thailand/India for some curries and finally end up in Switzerland so I can make a complete pig of myself and eat enough chocolate that is humanly possible.  Oh, but a fresh croissant in sweet Paris would be lovely and then I know I’d get a hankering for some Mexican food too.  Really, it goes on and on.

Maki blogs at In My Element.

4 thoughts on “Culinary Q & A with Maki B.

  1. Hey! I know Maki from ‘back in the day’! 😉

    The photos she posts on her blog, In My Element, are marvellous!

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