Q&A: Miriam Gonzalez Durantez

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Miriam Gonzalez Durantez,  Lawyer, food blogger

The cookbook that has most influenced your cooking

How to Eat by Nigella Lawson (1998)

Most memorable food you ate in childhood

Squid in ink with white rice

Your favourite food shop

Brindisa in Borough Market (The Floral Hall, Stoney Street, London SE1)

Most memorable meal in  film/literature/painting

Babette’s Feast

Your worst kitchen disaster

Crème brulee

The first thing you taught your children to cook/ and or were taught yourself

Scrambled eggs

What would you like your final meal to be?

Pata negra ham and Ribera del Duero wine

What is your secret talent [in or out of the kitchen]?

Knowing how to move on

What did you eat for breakfast today?

Today, and yesterday and the day before yesterday …: a soft boiled egg ( 5 minutes, no more no less), a natural yogurt and a dark coffee

Which seasonal food do you most look forward to?

Red peppers – I love roasting them and serving them with oil, salt and vinegar.

Most Over-rated/ under-rated food/seasoning/gadget

Gadget: Over rated: Bread maker. Under-rated: vegetable peeler

Food: under-rated: onions. Over rated: coconut oil… and Hellman’s mayonnaise!

Made in Spain by Miriam Gonzalez Durantez is out now, published by  Hodder & Stoughton £25,  www.hodder.co.uk