CapeTownMagazine.com

10 Questions For: Claire Allen

Unwrapping Cape Town with you.
Also engage with our other channels
to find something you don't want to miss.
 
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

10 Questions For: Claire Allen

Fun-loving foodie and Chef Claire Allen is a face you won’t be forgetting. You probably already recognise her from M-Net’s MasterChef South Africa, where Claire was a season three top 12 contestant, or from her blog Food is Love, where she shares mouth-watering recipes. Claire also cooks alongside Sipho Mdlankomo and this entertaining cooking duo is known as ‘Short Chef Skinny Chef’. Known as ‘The Foodie in Love’, Claire’s outlook is as simple as her blog name: To her food is, essentially, love and she has taken the time to participate in our 10 Questions Project, showcasing her warm-loving personality.

1. How would you describe what you do for a living?
I am a food entertainer, I bring food to life for people  who I hope to inspire  to fall in love with food, cooking and eating. 

2. What is your most vivid childhood memory?
At the age of about seven or eight-years-old  I was watching the food channel where they were making  homemade pasta.  For the life of me I couldn’t understand how the pasta was going to be cooked when it wasn’t dry. It was a very funny experience and must be the reason why I don’t ever make homemade pasta, haha!

3. If you could invite any three people, dead or alive, for dinner, who would they be and why?
I do love a dinner party. I like my dinner parties to be full of life and a lot of fun so this will not be too serious. Therefore I would choose:
Prince Harry - He is really cute and I’m a sucker for a British accent.
President Barack Obama - He has to do his famous  mic drop skit before he would be allowed to have any dessert!
Marco Pierre White – I find him totally fascinating and sexy and I know he would completely take over in the kitchen - which would be just incredible. 

4. If you ever found yourself auditioning for a music reality TV show, what song would you sing and why?
I can’t sing… I sound like broken glass, so I'd go with the song I’m singing in the office off YouTube right now. Pheobe Ryan's 'Homie'. 

5. How would you complete this sentence?  The South African cabinet should include a Minister of ______________.
Sleep. Those guys [in parliament] nap way too much, I’m worried about them. I feel they all need to download an app or something. 

6. What would you say is the biggest misconception about you?
That I have it all together… I’m totally winging it 95% of the time!

7. What is your (honest) opinion of Cape Town?
Cape Town is home. It’s beautiful! Cape Town has such a great vibe, many incredible things to do, bad traffic, an insane amount of Woolies stores, great shopping hours and the most loving people you will find anywhere in the world. You simply need to smile back and give everyone a break. Oh, and our mountain is pretty cool as well!

8. What's the greatest fear you've had to overcome to get where you are today?
To realise that failing doesn’t make you a failure and that you need to roll with the punches. Trust that, in hindsight, everything has happened the way it was meant to and you will learn from every moment,  it just might not be right now. 

9. What's the one thing you'd like to achieve before you die?
I have a few. I want to travel to every continent in the world, I want to achieve some insane adventure, like climb Mount Everest or something and most importantly be the best mom I can be. 

10. Which well- known South African personality would you, without a doubt, be able to beat in a street fight and why?  
Ah, I’m a lover not a fighter. I’d properly talk you to death before you can take a punch , haha!

--

ABOUT #CapeTownMag10Q:

CapeTownMagazine.com’s 10 Questions project gets to know some of the Mother City’s most creative and inspiring people. From television personalities and musicians to politicians and entrepreneurs, we find out more about well-known and up-and-coming Capetonians. You can follow #CapeTownMag10Q on Twitter and Facebook to track recent interviews or read more here about our other awesome 10 Questions candidates

A FEW OF OUR OTHER 10Q CANDIDATES:

10 Questions for well-known Cape Town chef Jenny Morris

10 Questions for Cape Town boy band Confidential SA

---

Need some cooking tips for dining solo? Don't fear! Jenny Morris, Nicolas Charalambous and Siba Mtongana are here to help.

---

Check out our events section for an up-to-date overview of happenings in Cape Town. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and if you have a smartphone, add m.capetownmagazine.com to your home screen for quick access on the go!

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, join our Google+ circle, connect with us on LinkedIn, check out our photos on Instagram and follow our Pinterest boards for updates on what’s happening in and around the Mother City

  

Cape Town Events Calendar
December 2019
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31

african_relish_2019Prince Albert From Morning to Evening

Epic foodie experiences from coffee to dinner Monday to Saturday at the African Relish ...

extrablattWholesome Buffet Breakfast And Sunday ...

Hot food, cold food. Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays

capegate-summer-splashWater Slides, Surf Simulators and ...

Plus sand building, kite making and water wars on Saturday’s

aroundaboutnew3Season Specials And More With ...

From R200 vouchers and free upgrades, drive away with more value adds

barons_poster15 Inner-City Discoveries To Make While ...

What would you do if you'd been given two hours and 15 fun things to do?

Xmas Gift Fair11-Days Of Christmas Gifts at a Fab ...

Bring the kids for a show and games and get some good eats too

pLAYTOPIACape Town’s Best Gaming Fest Is Back ...

Playtopia now offers a B2B avenue for developer entrepreneurs

Tango festIt Takes Two To Teach Tango

Learn moves from the experts and party like an Argentinian dancer

cape_town_city_fc_November_2019Do Cape Town City have Chippa ...

The Citizens are confident having already beaten the former Cape side in pre-season

William_Kentridge_2A Monumental Exhibition At The Norval ...

The iconic South African artist’s largest exhibition in Africa in over a decade

Wavescape Surf Film Festival CliftonGather Your Beaches For Art, Movies and ...

Wavescape 2019: a month of beach cleanups, fundraisers and movie nights

Land_RewovenSee This Fascinating Interpretation of ...

Artist MJ Lourens pairs his modern landscapes with Pierneef’s, plus there’s cheese ...

rotterdamUltimate Bachelorette Party: The Girls ...

Three days of gin pairings, massages and pool (or fireside bar) parties on a private ...

Kinky BootsSmash-Hit Kinky Boots Extended To 2020 ...

With music by Cyndi Lauper, several Tonys and a Laurence Olivier Award

kiff_kombi_gin_tourIt’s Cape Town's Most Spirited Road ...

All aboard, gin lovers. You’re about to discover Cape Town’s hidden gin gems

sundoo2019_10Lamb Curry to Duck Briyani and Bunny ...

Sundoo’s South-Indian-inspired tapas are ideal for that lazy lunch that turns into ...

ghost_walksWalk With Ghosts In A Haunted Village ...

Discover the mysterious Lavender Lady, an unsinkable coffin, butchering barbers, exhumed ...

vredenheim_2019_5See 3 Species of Big Cat With The Big ...

Meet the sibling lions, the talkative duo of Bengal tigers and a feisty leopard

tigger_2_royaleOn Bended Knee, Out At Sea, Aboard The ...

Turn the Tigger 2 Royale catamaran into your personal Love Boat, with their special ...

galileo_meySaturday Nights at The Galileo Open Air ...

Kick back, sip wine and relax with a country movie screening experience

Knife 6A Meal and Sparkling Wine on the House ...

Knife will treat you to a free meal on any Saturday that falls in the month of your ...

Glowing Rooms 3Get a Great Saving on 3D Mini-Golf with ...

Pay a special rate for entrance into SA’s first 3D space-themed glow-in-the-dark ...

Om Revolution vinyasa poseHave an Outdoor Yoga Experience with ...

Embrace your inner yogi outdoors

TEARSSupport A Forever-Dog or Cat This ...

Forget about Black Friday. Shop ‘til you drop at this market and support a good cause ...

Coco Safar Dinner NEW 2Indulge In Dinner and Dessert At Coco ...

And now they have added couture alcoholic cocktails to the menu at this all-day cafe

the_steyn_family_band_mark_hazeNo One Does Freddie Mercury Like Mark ...

And no one pays tribute to any band like the Steyn Family Band

Masala dosaCook Traditional Indian Food on Long ...

Learn a few tips and tricks to make authentic Indian dishes

tjing_momjii_3Next-Level Dining At Tjing Tjing Momiji

Take your taste buds on a tour of Japan

pepperclubPepper Club Hotel Movie and Dinner

Movies and Dinner – the perfect couple…

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips