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.
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?
Almost 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?