Author Quick Chat with Devika Fernando

Hi, readers! Today, I’ve got author Devika Fernando from Sri Lanka here for a quick chat. Devika has shared some wonderful recipes with me, so here’s the question I posed to her:

What are your three favorite foods?

She had to give this one a little thought!  Here’s her reply:

That’s another of these deceptively easy questions… How on earth am I going to choose only 3? 😉 After much thinking, here’s what I have come up with.

1)      Pizza, in any form, as long as it’s vegetarian. If you ever want a big favour from me, you know what to get me. *lol*

2)     While I do enjoy the spicy Sri Lankan cuisine—my favourite among it being Vegetable Fried Rice—I’m an even bigger fan of Italian dishes. So Pasta ranks at number two, preferably with cheese and / or tomatoes.Fruits

3)      This one might be a surprise: fruits. I love eating fresh fruits, and living in Sri Lanka is a wonderful opportunity to try out all the exotic varieties. I don’t just mean mango, guava, pineapple, watermelon, passion fruit and avocado, but also fruits I had never heard of before coming here: Soursop, Sapodilla, Mangosteen, Woodapple, Ambarella, Rambutan and Pomegranate. (There, now off you all go on a Googling spree…)



OK…I’m off to Google a few exotic fruits!  What are YOUR favorite foods?

Devika FernandoAlmost as soon as Devika Fernando could write, she imagined stories and poems. After finishing her education in Germany and returning to her roots in Sri Lanka, she got a chance to turn her passion into her profession. Having lived in Germany and in Sri Lanka with her husband has made her experience the best (and the worst) of two totally different worlds – something that influences her writing. Her trademark are sweet, yet deeply emotional romance stories where the characters actually fall in love instead of merely falling in lust. She draws inspiration from everyone and everything in life. Besides being a romance novel author, she works as a self-employed German web content writer, as a translator, and as a faithful servant to all the cats, dogs, fish and birds in her home. What she loves most about being an author is the chance to create new worlds and send her protagonists on a journey full of ups and downs that will leave them changed. When she’s not writing, she’s reading or thinking about writing.



Check out Devika’s debut novel: When I See Your Face

Cathy has had enough. Having run away from her abusive husband, she tries to pick up the broken pieces of her life in a remote village, focusing on her dream to start her own cake business. Finding true love is the last thing on her mind. When she comes face to face with a man who looks exactly like the one she is struggling to forget, life throws the biggest challenge yet at her: Should she give in to his charm and care or is history going to repeat itself?

When I See Your Face





12 thoughts on “Author Quick Chat with Devika Fernando

  1. (1) I love Mexican food, but be warned, if you ever travel out West, be careful what you order, their servings are gigantic.
    (2) I’m a beef lover. So if you serve me a steak (well done) a salad and baked potato, I’m in heaven.
    (3) Chinese foods are one of my favorites too, especially the steamed mushrooms. Yum, yum…

      • Potatoes are in interesting choice! I used to be indifferent to them while living in Germany, but ever since coming to Sri Lanka, I have realized their worth (and taste). 😉

      • My favorite Chinese dishes are the hot and spicy Szechuan ones, usually with chicken or shrimp.I especially love Kung Pao chicken (extra hot and spicy). I’ve never met a rice dish I didn’t like, of course, and I like nutty ones — almond chicken or cashew chicken, for instance. I’m not much on sweet and sour, though. Just give me lots of hot! You can see, Devika, why I was crazy for that “Devil Chicken” recipe. Oh, and let’s not forget egg rolls. I love egg rolls and spring rolls. Fortunately, I have Asian friends who love to eat, love to cook, and love to share. My friend from Thailand makes “sticky balls” that are incredible. She’s a fantastic cook, even makes her own tofu, but she doesn’t use recipes…and I can’t follow her instructions for the sticky balls. Ever had them? Devika, you need to post more recipes!

      • Hey, hope you don’t mind me adding my two cents worth in again…I don’t much care for hot and spicy. I tend to stick to the veggies and meat that’s not spicy. I love the chicken they fix her in cashews and peanut butter, or at least it tastes like peanut butter, Girl, I love rice anyway it’s fixed and I LOVE egg drop soup, I think that’s what it is called, and of course egg rolls. They make a little thing here, have no idea what it’s called, but it has a crusty shell, is deep fried and has cream cheese inside it. Delicious! I rarely get to their dessert bar…lol…

      • Comment away! Anywhere you want, Tabitha. That’s the purpose of these quick chats. You’re probably thinking of Crab Rangoon — those yummy cream-cheese filled delights. And yes, rice, rice, rice! Love it.

  2. Back to the potatoes…I’m surprised you were indifferent to potatoes while in Germany, Devika. I thought potatoes were a staple of German cooking. My very German grandfather (with whom I lived) cooked mashed potatoes every day for dinner. On weekends,he’d also sometimes make potato soup or fried potatoes. Once in a great while we’d make French fries, and occasionally, of course, we’ve have baked potatoes. But every day, out came the potatoes and the masher. No matter what else was on the table, mashed potatoes were there, too. Oh, yes,sometimes we’d have German potato salad. I love potatoes. I’m always surprised when someone tells me they don’t care for them. Have you ever had gnocchi with basil? Yummy!

  3. Delicious! What a great idea for a blog convo.

    I just made biscuits and gravy for my crew. The kids inhaled them. With four growing kids, I now have to make 16 biscuits for one meal! O.O Believe it or not, there were hardly any leftovers. LOL

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