Doris Maria Diamond's interview
We interviewed Doris Maria Diamond!
Visit the blog: RAW DIAMOND.
Discover Doris Maria Diamond's favourite recipe: Vegan Chocolate Pudding
"Enjoy the whole process of cooking. The journey is the reward!"
Hello Doris Maria Diamond, so tell us...
When did you start your blog?
May 20th 2012, the first recipe was a vegan “Coconut Panna Cotta with Passion Fruit Mango Topping“.
Few weeks before I’d started RAW DIAMOND on fTo write some recipe articles for food blogs and print magazines. To get the opportunity to share my passion for food, travelling, sustainability, other cultural backgrounds with other fellows. Combining everything in a blog and later on combine everything in book. to promote my handmade LaminEATs-cookbook and my upcoming RAW DIAMOND blog.
In your wildest dreams, where is your blog going to take you as it develops?
To write some recipe articles for food blogs and print magazines. To get the opportunity to share my passion for food, travelling, sustainability, other cultural backgrounds with other fellows. Combining everything in a blog and later on combine everything in book.
How easily do you find inspiration for your vegetarian recipes?
Very easy, it depends on my mood, going to our regional farmers market, inspirations from our travels, other food blogs, cookbooks, magazines and sometimes tv cooking shows.
What is your secret weapon in the kitchen?
Our dishwasher! ;)
What dish or menu could you not live without?
Difficult question, as I don’t really have a favourite dish or menu, but I definitely couldn’t live without avocados, pistachios, tempeh, ginger and lemons. I think avocados would bet the biggest loss.
What is your earliest memory involving food?
The first time my mother allowed me to bake alone in the kitchen, I was 6 or 7 and I made a marble bun cake covered with chocolate fondant. Then I started going to cooking classes in my summer holidays and cooked family dinner on Saturdays.
What chefs do you admire most and why?
I don’t have a special professional chef I admire the most. My mother in law is the best non professional chef I’ve ever met! I admire her!
There are some vegan people I follow on instagram, who I find very inspiring especially some form Canada, the US, Australia and South East Asia.
If you could be a contestant or guest on any cooking show, what show would you choose?
There isn’t any really. I don’t follow Cooking Shows too much. Further on, at least on German TV, most of them are meat centered, which makes it hard for me as a veggie. However I could see myself in something like a veggie version of Anthony Bourdain’s “A Cook’s Tour” or Mark Brownstein’s “Food Hunter”. Something basically that combines my love for travelling and veggie cuisine.
Can you tell us more about your 'LaminEATs' project?
The LaminEATs project is inspired by my love for veggie food, cooking, baking, music and creative, as well as my catering work for shows and my insight on my boyfriends daily work as a booking agent and as an independent show promoter.
The name LaminEATs is a combination of the words LAMINATES and EAT. Bands often call their tourpasses laminates, which were the inspiration to the format of this cookbook.
The recipes are a collection of some of my most popular vegan and vegetarian band catering recipes.
You can easily take the LaminEATs as a shopping list with you.
Also the recipes are easy and fast to prepare, as well as balanced in their composition.
The LaminEATs have 18 recipes in three different chapters, six for each chapter:
Indian & Fusion based recipes like "Avocado & Mango Salad" and "Pumpkin & Tofu Curry".
The Mediterranean chapter includes recipes like "Zucchini & Tomato Pasta" or "Beans & Chickpeas Beanloaf".
And for the sweet tooth sweets like "Lemon & Poppy Seed Cupcakes" and "Raspberry & Almond Muffins".
Any last words or message for our readers?
Be curious about good, organic food and open minded enough to use new ingredients. Last but not least enjoy the whole process of cooking. The journey is the reward!
Thank you Doris Maria Diamond for answering our questions and see you soon!
Published by Charlotte - 03/06/2014
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