Interviews,  Lifestyle

Lora Kapustina

Lora is one of those people that make an impact. Her energy and drive impressed me during the Master Chef castings and back then I was sure she would do well in the competition. Today, a little less than a year later, she is the guest in the blog for December. Enjoy!

When did you discover your love for cooking?

I’m not quite sure, but I clearly remember how I loved making breakfast every Sunday morning with my father – mainly pancakes, toasts, which is not really cooking. The real deal began later – when I was 19 and I knew no one would do it unless I did.

Do you remember the first time you put on a pair of heels? What do they mean to you and why did you decide to make them a part of the blog?

I don’t remember the first time I put on a pair of heels, but when I was 7th grade, I was already crazy about them. I remember how I waited for my mom to go out and I picked her shoes. My love for heels is probably her fault because she has always had a lot of beautiful pairs. It was really funny how she discovered I was wearing them. I have wider feet than hers and I’ve managed to make the shoes wider. She wasn’t very happy about that… Sorry, mom! I decided to make them a part of my blog because it was unexpected and also suited my personality.

If you could choose only one thing to teach your followers, what would it be?

I’d definitely love them to know that there is nothing bad if something you do doesn’t turn out the way you expected. In such situations, if you don’t give up, you will definitely learn something. I always say that even though I’m in the role of sharing recipes, it doesn’t make me the perfect cook. Sometimes things turn out, sometimes they don’t. But if you give up, you will never get the joy of achieving a goal. For example, I have a recipe on my blog for a vegan raspberry cake with lemons. It was so difficult to make it, but when I managed to do so, people loved it and it all made sense at the end.

What is people’s attitude towards food these days?

I actually find it quite confusing. They say they like the home-made products, but at the same time, they prefer to enjoy them at a restaurant. I find it hard to understand why is it so trendy to eat home-produced cheese with pink tomatoes at a restaurant instead of at home? Don’t get me wrong, I also like eating outside. All I want to say is that people know exactly what to order at a restaurant but have no idea how to cook it at home.

What have you learned from your participation in Master Chef and did it live up to your expectations?

Master Chef was such a unique experience for me, I cannot even put it into words. It was full of so many emotions that when I just think of them, I get overwhelmed.

Which is the most delicious dessert you have ever eaten?

I recently uploaded a recipe about a double chocolate cake. I rarely eat sweets, but when I do, this cake will be just perfect 🙂

Do you have a favorite Christmas recipe?

Christmas is the holiday that inspires me so much that I cannot get anything done. I have a million ideas about biscuits, cakes, gingerbread houses and so on that everything becomes and absolute chaos in my head. So I can’t say I have a favorite one, they are too many.

Cake or a cupcake?

Cake. I find decorating them so enjoyable. You can get extra creative and it’s so exciting!

Chocolate or cream?

Chocolate (double if possible and without oranges, please).

Books are your other passion. Would you share one or two titles that you plan to read?

Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of time to read now, although I have loaded my library with quite a number. “Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan has been waiting for me for 3 months, but its time will come too.

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