Talk about serendipity. Do you remember the pumpkin kibbe post? The one a couple of posts down? My friend Eddie was invited to join the feast and her husband Ludwig ate most of the pumpkin kibbe. Two days later, Robbie Buck is talking pumpkins and pumpkin recipes on 702 ABC. So Eddie calls up and talks about my pumpkin kibbe. Being the amazing person that she is, Eddie manages to get Robbie and his lovely producer Susan to have a look at my blog, which all would agree is a wonderful thing. And yesterday, I ended up in the ABC studios at 9 pm for my 15 minutes of fame. It happened to be Robbie’s birthday and I showed up with some Lebanese sweets to share around. We talked about how I got started in food, my background in Lebanon, Lebanese sweets, food and tradition and about my recent chestnut foraging. I also gave Robbie a recipe that gives away the secret to a perfect baba gannoush. I have to admit I was nervous at first, but Robbie is such a great guy, and an experienced interviewer that I was at ease after 5 seconds of talking to him. He lead the conversation, asking loads of questions, each of which I could have spent hours talking about. Have a listen to the interview and tell me if you heard it live, and what you thought of my radio personna. Do I sound anything like Frasier?
Click here to listen: The Food Blog Interview on Evenings with Robbie Buck