Monday, 19 December 2011

Bloggerview with Justine Hunter from Nespresso

Justine Hunter 

Name and Occupation 
Justine Hunter - Head of PR and Communications at Nespresso UK 

What would you like to plug? 
Our gorgeous coffee! 

Name your three desert island ingredients  
My Nespresso Citiz machine and capsules (can this count as one thing?), roast chicken, really good bread 

Your best cooking tip. 
Roast butternut squash in the oven and then scoop out in the insides rather than grating your knuckles trying to peel it first!

What is your favourite snack? 
Galaxy chocolate

What would you have for your last supper?  
Ooh..tricky one. Roast chicken, beef fillet, my mum's steak and kidney pie or a trashy KFC 

What foodstuff would you banish to room 101?  

What's your favourite restaurant? 
Sonny's or Riva in SW13 

What's your favourite tipple?  
Grey Goose Vodka and tonic, chilled Sauvignon Blanc, a good Malbec or a good glass of vintage bubbly. Cocktail-wise..a Maguerita with Tequila Gold 

Which book gets you cooking ? 
Delia, Nigella or my trusty Good Housekeeping Guide 

What comfort food comforts you when you are sick? 
Hot buttered toast 

Kitchen implement you can't do with out. 
My Nespresso coffee machine...obviously! 

What's your dream dinner party line-up?  
George Clooney (obvs), Oscar Wilde, Peter Kay, Tim Vine, Claudia Winkleman, my husband, my two sisters, Delia 

And what would you cook for them? 
Scallops, black pudding and pancetta, beef fillet with red wine jus, frozen berries with white chocolate sauce, Cheese (roquefort, comte and a ripe brie), Nespresso coffee, After Eight mints (naff but yummy)

What is your favourite cooking aroma ? 
Sauteed garlic and onions or fresh bread/coffee 

What was your childhood teatime treat? 
Bacon crisp sandwiches 

What was the first thing you learnt to cook? 
Cheese scones 

What was there first thing you taught your children to cook?  
Spaghetti carbonara 

What was your mothers signature dish and do you try to copy it? 
Steak and Kidney pie. I do copy it for my family but substitute kidneys for mushrooms. 

What would you make to impress your partner? 
He'll be very impressed by a large bag of Twiglets!  

Where do you go for the best fish and chips? 
The Hole in the Wall in St Mawes

What was your most memorable meal?
A takeaway pizza and Champagne on the night I got engaged

What was your biggest culinary disaster? 
Making steak and stilton filo parcels for my parents whilst battling the world's worst  hangover 

What's the worst meal you've ever had? 
As a child, my mother made me tripe and told me it was chicken! 

What's the most outlandish thing you've ever eaten? 
Anything my husband would have cooked! 

Who's your food hero/food villain? 
Food hero is Delia, food villain would be anyone who serves food with 'foam' on it 

Nigella or Delia? 
Delia for classics, Nigella for food porn 

Gin or Vodka? 

Muesli or fry-up? 

Wine or beer? 

KFC or Burger King? 

What do you consider the best of the best of British? 
Jamie Oliver 

What's the best/worst thing about the British restaurant scene? 
Best thing is accessibility to a wider audience and that consumers are developing more sophisticated pallets. Worst thing is the snobbery of some establishments 

What do you think will be the next big thing?  
I think we are really beginning to see a sophistication in tastes in the Uk and I expect this will develop even further in 2012. We are increasingly unwilling to compromise on quality and this is all the more true when it comes to seeking out really high-quality coffee that is responsible sourced, full of flavour and the perfect end to a meal

What would you do if you could choose any other career? 
Journalist, childrens' author or child psychologist 

What do you have for Christmas lunch? 
Traditional turkey. This year it's the turn of my elder sister to massacre it! 

Make a wish 
Peace and good coffee to all men! 

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