…and it’s fabulous!
You may remember that last month we discovered the fantastically funny Feather and Toast, and as a result badger was moved from her lethargy enough to write a review. Well, after some negotiations we have managed to score an interview with celebrity chef and humanitarian Tallulah Grace! We hope you enjoy it.
What is the connection between fashion and food?
One should be inspired by ones sandwich darling. As is commonly accepted, one feasts with the eyes before the mouth and therefore if one is faced with a dreary looking limp sandwich one runs the very real risk of turning ones stomach. Just as one should not be slapdash with ones attire, one should take a moment to snip a sprig of basil for ones scrambled eggs for example. Because you, at the end of the day, deserve it. Fashion and food go hand in hand as both are vital to ones life, at the end of the day.
Not everyone will have saved a life using a sandwich, how would you suggest those people find inner fulfilment?
Very true darling, in fact I would go as far to say that I am indeed the only person in the world to have saved a life with a sandwich. Unless of course there is someone somewhere hiding their life saving sandwich light under a bush. Inner fulfilment can be found in a myriad of ways, but it all starts with self-love, a decent meal and I would hasten to add a mime or two in the kitchen. One should remain nimble and lithe when handling life. If one is rigid, one risks breaking altogether and that, at the end of the day, is never a good look.
What is the key to a successful sandwich?
The key to the successful sandwich is knowing where one is going with it. Ingredients can cause sleep inducing qualities, energy or confidence so one needs to have an idea of what they’re after before they simply dive in with a knife and a couple of slices of bread. I would also suggest that a soggy sandwich will get you nowhere fast so try to keep ones bread dry if at all possible.
How do you stay grounded living with the adoration of thousands of fans?
Very good questions. Luckily I have my guru on speed dial and am not alone in keeping my feet firmly on the ground. I have a team of experts and I do at the end of the day say one has to simply think eagle not chicken and see the bigger grander picture then all seems to be calm once more. Thing is not to get carried away. I do read about Mother Teresa and Chanel and such to get tips from the top on how to handle success.
Describe your ultimate sandwich.
My ultimate sandwich would be a tuna melt darling. It reminds me of my parents house in the far north Scottish highlands, huddled around the fire without too much mayo (please see note on soggy sandwich avoidance) A veritable hug in a sandwich.
What do you do when you aren’t in the kitchen?
When I’m not in the kitchen working up a storm of new recipe ideas and such I have a very full schedule. I am constantly working towards my Nobel Peace Prize so am looking for further ways to expand my mission. A lot of time, as one can imagine, is taken up with answering fan mail and talking people off cliffs and such.
Would you say that all chefs would benefit from classical mime training?
Yes classical mime training is as rudimentary to the modern chef as knowing what a bain marie is and how to squeeze an orange. Keeping nimble and being able to duck and dive around la cuisine is extremely necessary in today’s fast moving world.
If, hypothetically speaking, someone were constantly having their Zen shattered by circumstances beyond their control, and/or the behaviour of others, what would you recommend they do to restore it?
It always comes back to the eagle darling. Think higher road not down in the muck pecking with a non-stop moving head. Clucking gets you nowhere fast and you risk never being able to fly.
And from the fans (we had one response, which is 100% increase on the last time we tried to involve them).
Judith from Bristol would like to know:
“When I boil water it gets incredibly hot, to the point that it is a health and safety concern. What am I doing wrong?”
Love the question from Judith and will answer that in a vlog, thank you!
How exciting, Nibblers, you see, there are rewards to taking part, maybe you should try it…
And as with most celebrities you can find Tallulah all over the internet: