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13/05/20

Lily Vanilli is a baking goddess. Her bespoke cakes have won her a tribe of loyal followers who love her unconventional and intricate designs. She has penned three baking books, including the charity recipe book Bake For Syria, and runs a café on Columbia Road.

 

What was one of the very first dishes you remember eating?

Honestly I was raised on DIY freezer food, microwave meals and cereal. It was only after I left home that I learned anything about food worth knowing. Strawberry Pop Tarts stand out from memory.


Who is your food hero?

Nigel Slater

 

What is your guiltiest food pleasure?

Chips and red wine. 

 

Which restaurant to you long to return to?

I think about Brawn a lot these days...

 

What would be your last meal?

Definitely a really good steak, medium rare, chips or some kind of delicious potato, flavourful salads and lots of wine.

 

What dish do you cook the most at home? And who shares it with you.

Harry

 

What restaurant T-shirt would you wear?

Bodega Rita's

 

Favourite vegetable?

Too hard! If I'm honest it's a potato isn't it.

 

Most-used condiment?

Really hot chilli sauce.

 

Most over-rated dish?

There's loads of dumb stuff like freak shakes. 

 

Favourite restaurant not in the UK?

Roberta's for fun. Mission Chinese for that szechuan chicken I think about a lot. Keto & Kote in Tbilisi.

 

Favourite fast food joint?

Bodega Rita’s

 

Quick Fire
Breakfast in bed or Hotel Restaurant?

Definitely bed 

English Breakfast Tea or Long Black Coffee?

Tea!

 

Martini - Gin or Vodka?

Vod

 

Ketchup or Mayo?

I could leave both but I'll choose good mayo

 

Stella or Boli?

Definitely both, though I'm more of a Kronenburg

 

London or New York?

London currently

 

City break or Hideaway?

BOTH!

 

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