I was honored to be interviewed by friend and blogging colleague Susan from The Creating Room and introduced to her subscribers. Susan asked me a series of questions and I wanted to share that conversation with you! Here’s a snippet of it below, or for the full interview, please click on the the link at the bottom of this blog entry.
Susan of The Creating Room and Bowl Me Over With Kindness– I met Debra of Bowl-Me-Over about two years ago online during a Facebook page exchange. We quickly discovered we are nearly neighbors, love cooking and writing. Debra’s heart is as generous as her cooking style. She often contributes time to causes that involves her love of animals and supports the cause of her friends and family. When I met her in person about a year ago, at a Christmas party, she was involved with her friend to donate clean washcloths and towels to St. Johns Program for Real Change, a women’s shelter. Before moving to Fresno, she was on the board of CCHAT, a school that helps deaf children to listen and talk, where she organized an annual wine tasting fundraiser for the school…and of course, she provided delicious food! In Fresno, she volunteers for Elder Paws Senior Rescue. Her commitment to community as well as great food are a natural part of her generous spirit.
Debra’s recipes are an expression of her excitement about good tasting food. Her writing style brings her enthusiasm for tasty dishes alive on the page. Every dish has a story, a connection to friends or family. Often, they too are included in her musings, as are some of her adventures through beautiful California.
1) What inspires your passion for cooking? Cooking and sharing food makes me feel good inside. I love to cook and watch people enjoy a great meal. What inspires my passion for food – well I’d have to say it’s in my blood! My Grandparents – Maternal and Paternal were both fabulous cooks and I’d like to think I take after both those great women!
Food has brought me such passion in life – I’m from the Pacific Northwest and living in Oregon it was fresh fabulous seafood and delicious salmon. When I moved to Washington DC, soft-shelled crabs. Southern California brought a whole new cuisine and moving to the midwest was quite the experience. I moved from So Cal to Green Bay Wisconsin on Super Bowl Sunday, when I got on the plane it was 70 degrees, when I got off the plane 30 below zero! Whew!! But in Green Bay I learned tailgating and all of the wonderful food that went with that! Now here in California produce is abundant and we enjoy all that the Central Valley has to offer. Food to me is not just substance, but life and experiences! I share my love with food.
For the remainder of this interview please visit this link – The Creating Room.