- Tell us a little bit about yourself, and how The Macadames came about?
My background is building and construction management and I have a builder’s licence but now days I am a stay at home mum and budding photographer of all things lovely. I am married to the most wonderful man, Ryan, who is my my biggest fan (and investor), supporter and taste tester. Apart from the fact he doesn’t LIKE CHOCOLATE (I mean who is he?), he’s perfect. 18 months ago we welcomed our darling baby girl Remy 11 weeks early, and although that wasn’t quite the start to motherhood I expected I am enjoying navigating being a first time parent. She’s a happy, chubby and wonderfully chatty baby.
- Where do you get the inspiration for your amazing recipes?
In the kitchen, I tend to gravitate towards decadent treats, dishes from around the world and ice cream (even creating a healthy ice cream ebook). I often mesh a few things I like from a few recipes to put my spin on it and sometimes do start from scratch too. There is a lot of food wastage in recipe testing so I always try to plan things out to avoid having to throw anything out. I try to cook mostly wholesome food, and whilst I still use sugars, white flours and butter, I try to make every recipe as least processed as possible and using the best ingredients available. I’m all about balancing the good stuff with the naughty stuff.
- What inspired you to create Hidden Feast? What are your aspirations for them?
- How do you like to indulge?
I love comfort food, both savoury and sweet and am a sucker for ribs, pizza, pasta and ice cream. If you follow me on instagram it may seem I eat nothing but junk food, but in actual fact 90% of the time I eat salad, lean meats and soup and most of the food I cook gets given to friends and family. Wine is another indulgence of mine, I love French Pinot, buttery oaked Chardonnay and bold warm climate Shiraz. I recently started collecting red wine and am pretty excited to open it over time and see how it changes (hopefully for the better).
- Where is your favourite travel destination/memory, and why?
- What’s are the top three places your wanderlust list?
All images courtesy of Anisa Sabet via themacadames.com and www.hiddenfeast.com.au