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Sophie Loves Food

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When did you first get in to cooking and do you remember the first recipe you tried?

I've been cooking and baking for as long as I can remember. I first remember making fruit cakes with my Mum and an orange Dondis cake with my grandmother. Since then, its become a real passion. Trying out new recipes and most importantly, feeding friends and family!

What's your kitchen like and how do you keep organized when cooking?

My kitchen is absolutely tiny so organisation and storage is very important. Everything is stacked and arranged as much as possible. When cooking I find it hard to keep things tidy...every cupboard and drawer will be open, contents upturned. I often use the top drawer of my dishwasher as an extension to my worktops!

What tips would you give to someone wanting to become a better cook?

Get cooking! There's plenty of great books and YouTube channels out there. Think of what you like and start with that first. Try as many different recipes as you can and enjoy it.

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party and what would you cook for them?

I'd invite Mary Berry, Kit Harington, Dumbledore and Beyoncé. I like BBQ food, so lots of small dishes. Baked spiced cauliflower, hassleback potatoes, pulled brisket burgers, tomato and watermelon salad and a s'mores cheesecake for dessert.

Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?

I can knit and sew. But I'm not too patient for the finishing touches and fiddly bits. I once made a dress out of an old duvet cover. When I got to a friends flat at uni for our first night out, I noticed she had the sheets on her bed. Ever since, we joked I was Princess Giselle from the Disney film Enchanted. Who knows, I may try curtains next.

Which cooking blogs do you love to read?

There's so many! I'm loving American food blogs at the moment, their styling and photography is awesome. My favourites include Joy the Baker, Supergolden Bakes and Minimalist Baker.

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What's your favorite...

TV Show
Orange is the New Black
Bombay Bicycle Club
Harry Potter
Cook Book
Dan Lepard - 'Short and Sweet'
Chocolate, cinnamon, yogurt
Kitchen Gadget
Kitchen Aid mixer