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Tasty questions with Alessandra Zecchini

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Alessandra Zecchini is one of Auckland’s longest standing eatood bloggers, emerging mid 2008 and still regularly updated. Alessandra writes about baking and desserts, Italian cuisine, vegetarian/vegan recipes and travel. As a recipe developer, food stylist and writer, she writes for 6 blogs, regularly contributes to food magazines and has written 3 cookbooks.
Below are her answers to the tasty questions I cooked up for your enjoyment.
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Describe your blog:

This was my first blog, so it is a bit of a mixture: recipes, travel photos, some news. Unfortunately I don’t have much time to blog these days, but it is fun to do, and I am a happy blogger. I also list just recipes in three more blogs (links below): Only Recipes for Vegetarian and Vegan recipes. Vegan Recipes, only Vegan Recipes, and Cooking with flowers: flower recipes.

What is the most popular post on your blog?

Asparagus and onion weed-soup with 302300 page views to date.
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Name your favourite comfort food:

Crescentine, the traditional food from my village.
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What did you have for breakfast?

Soy latte – I don’t eat breakfast, I just need coffee, or two!

What is the most delicious thing you’ve eaten this week?

What is an underrated ingredient?

Flowers, they are more than decorations. Elderberry Flower fritters pictured.
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What are 3 sources of inspiration to you?

My home country (Italy), the seasons for fresh produce and foraging, and on the web: Pinterest.

Favourite Auckland restaurant?

These days I really like to go and have pizza at Settebello.

…and your favourite dish there?

Margherita with rucola (rocket).

There’s a potluck dinner tomorrow night, what are you bringing?

Usually everybody ask me to bring dessert…

What is your most memorable meal?

My next meal, I am always thinking about it.

An Auckland eatery that is on your wishlist?

Anywhere with a generous Vegetarian menu. Suggestions?

Check out Alessandra Zecchini here or one of her other blogs:

Images used with permission from Alessandra Zecchini.

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