Liebster Award

A big thank you to Irene from  the blog Wandering Girl for awarding me with the Liebster Award. Thank you so much!

So what is this Liebster Award? This award is given to bloggers that are building their blog and have less than 200 followers. The word Liebster is derived from the German and means as much as favourite, dearest, loveliest.

It’s a kind of questionnaire that passes between bloggers to get to know them better.

Each nominee

– answers 11 questions created by the person who made the nomination.
– posts 11 random facts about him or herself,
– chooses 11 bloggers (with less than 200 followers) to award and ask 11 new questions.

So here are my answers and my 11 nominees :
11 answers to the questions from wandering girl
1. Your favourite movie
There are too many. Eat Drink Man Woman is my favourite food movies….

2. Your favourite artist
Changes all the time: recently I discovered the music of Hans Otte (classical) and Regina Spektor (alternative)

3. The best place to eat (restaurant, or other sweet spot)
A bbq lunch that was prepared for me on a beach off El Nido island, Philippines (the fish was caught on the boat ride there)

4. A memorable event in your life ?
So many – and whilst I am thinking about it I have to smile as they are all about love in some way (both enjoyment and loss)

5. If you had to eat only one more meal in your life, what would it be ? (and who would eat it with you ?)
As much as I enjoy food, if I  am honest for my last meal the food would be secondary, as long as it is a true feast with all the people I love, my family and all my close friends

6. If you weren’t doing whatever you do in life, what would you have done ?
My life feels so much “mine” that I really have no idea how to answer this question 🙂

7. What is your favorite cookbook ?
Finally an easy question, Ottolenghi’s Plenty

8. Something that upset you
Although it is a while back now, but somehow it stuck: the news of the girl that had been raped by her stepfather and was whipped as punishment for sex outside marriage. I was outraged and felt so powerless. The only thing I could think of was to signed an on-line petition. Amazingly 2 mln other people did and the sentence was overturned.

9. If you were rich, what would you buy (in priority) ?

A savings account for my nieces education
A17th century mansion in the centre of the city
A long long trip around the world
A piano for my father
A holiday house in southern europe
A racy car
10. your favourite blog ?

Deliciously Ella for its totally healthy and original recipes… But it is the blogs I visit regularly that are closest to my heart

11. Did you have trouble answering this questions (cause I had making them!) ?
Oh yes, especially the first few were hard hard work 🙂


11 random facts about me

  1. I love hunting for recipes that not only taste delicious but that are actually good for me (partially to compensate for all those meals out ;-> )
  2. I love the feeling I get when I hit the apex when I drive through a tight bend
  3. I enjoy making the simple things in life special and celebrating the everyday  – whether it is with a home-made packed lunch for a road trip, or a heartfelt compliment
  4. I try to buy organic food as much as possible
  5. I love to travel – to explore new places, eat new foods and just soak up the atmosphere of a foreign place
  6. The worst thing I ever ate was a stew of offal in fabulous Tanzania – I have no problem eating organs, but this was a tasteless stew full of rubbery …. bits….served up as a special treat. I guess some tastes have to be acquired.
  7. Sometimes I wish I could play an instrument (though not quite often enough to learn)
  8. I want to learn to dive
  9. Ever so often I wonder whether I should get myself a cat
  10. I want to fly in a glider plane
  11. My favourite pieces of jewellery are those I inherited from my grandmother – the locket my grandfather gave her as a first gift and the bracelet my greatgreatgrandmother smuggled across a boarder under her corset for example


11  nominees

11 questions for the nominees

  1. What is the most wonderful holiday destination you have ever visited?
  2. Your favourite recipe?
  3. If you could only keep one of your recipe books which one would it be and why?
  4. Do you believe that human beings are meant to find one partner to share a life with?.
  5. Why do you blog?
  6. The most special gift you have ever given?
  7. What do you spend most of your time on next to work, family, sleeping and cooking?
  8. Do you enjoy your job?
  9. Your favourite blog?
  10. Your favourite restaurant?
  11. Where would you live if you could choose anywhere in the world?
    • afracooking said:

      Thank you so much that is really sweet of you!

  1. Karen said:

    Congratulations on your award…that is terrific.

    • afracooking said:

      Really lovely of you to take some time whilst visiting those amazing places you have been blogging about to drop me a line!

  2. LJ said:

    Very cool, you deserve it!

    • afracooking said:

      I really appreciate you dropping by! Always makes me smile to see you leave a comment! Big hug!

  3. Liz said:

    I would love to take a long trip round the world and also a trip to space…I enjoyed reading your answers to the questions. Congratulations on receiving the Liebster Award. You deserve it by all means. I wish you a happy week!

    • afracooking said:

      With all the travelling you have done it would not have suprised me if you had said you have already been to space 🙂 If I am honest, travelling for me is mainly about the journey and I am not sure how much I would enjoy sitting in a spaceshuttle – although the experience of seeing the world from above must just be mindblowing!

  4. Congrats on your Leibster award, it’s a great thing to be recognised by fellow bloggers and you very much deserve it!

    We’d be so fine for a road trip, because I like Regina Spektor too. We could totally be movie buddies, eat drink, man woman is so indicative of my dad. (Well there’s three kids, mum mum’s still around too) and yet there’s always extravagant meals in our house and at the Family restaurant!
    He always cooks elaborate meals for us!

    Thanks for also sharing your thoughts, particularly on violence against women. I understand exactly what you mean, by those injustices (and feeling overwhelmed or powerless.) it’s encouraging to hear that your signature on the petition actually made a change in the end!

    • afracooking said:

      Thank you so much for your warm words!!

      Well, if you end up in Northern Europe let me know, it would be fabulous to hear about your favourite music and movies whilst taking a road trip 🙂

      So is it your father who was instilled you with a passion for food?

      • Likewise if you ever end up down under. Europe is definitely on the big travel list, so it will happen one day! Pretty much everyone has a passion for cooking, we’re definitely a big food family! I’m not sure if it’s because of the restaurant, or if it’s because were Chinese! 😉

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