Name: Caroline Lubbers
What is your all-time favorite recipe from your blog?
I would say the longstanding favorite is my carrot cake. I have served it at many special occasions and even once made a barter deal with an artist trading this cake for a beautiful piece of pottery.
If you had to blog about one ingredient every day for a year, what food it be?
Chocolate. I have worked with a chocolatier for the past ten years so I am used to chocolate being a part of my daily life.
Is there a food you used to hate but now you love?
Growing up, I hated salad. I have never liked raw tomatoes nor iceberg or romaine lettuce. Though I still don’t care that much for those ingredients, I have come to appreciate salads as I discovered spinach, radicchio, frisée, cabbage and a much wider variety of greens.
What’s your go-to quick and easy dinner?
Quesadillas. I open a can of black beans, drain them and heat them in a sauce pan, mashing them with cumin, Greek oregano and salt. The beans are slathered inside a flour tortilla with whatever else I have on hand (leftover chicken, cheeses, veggies). Sour cream, salsa, avocado if you have it … voilà.
Who would you love to have over for dinner?
Ferran Adrià, the chef of the former El Bulli in Spain. I recently heard him speak and it was so moving that I was inspired me to make some major life changes. Though cooking for the man some say is the best chef in the world be unbelievably stressful, I would be honored to have a meal with him.