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Alexandra Forbes

30 Apr 2014
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A food and travel writer, Alexandra splits her time between São Paolo and Montreal. She is best known in her native country, Brazil, where she writes a popular food column and accompanying blog, featuring the country’s most widely-read newspaper, Folha de S.Paulo. She is also the food editor at GQ Brasil and a regular contributor for other Brazilian magazines, such as Vogue, Casa Vogue, Prazeres da Mesa and Wish Report. Alexandra also writes for Air Canada and Lan’s inflight magazines, Lucky Peach, Azure and the Toronto Star, among others.
Bited-Sized Questions

What has been your mostmemorable dining experience?

Fäviken, in Sweden – so moving anexperience and such incredibly delicious food that it even hit me harder than eating at the legendary El Bulli.

Is there anything you wouldnevertry?

Raw offal might be hard to keep down, but other than that, I’m game.

What’s your favourite comfort food?

Roasted piglet with rice and beans, Brazilian style.

If you had to eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Bread and butter.

After a long week, what’s your tipple of choice?

Any sort of Montrachet – can’t say I’m a cheap date…

What are your three finer things in life that you secretly indulge in?

Indulging in secret takes most of the fun out of indulging. Raw bluefin tuna is an indulgence I have given up on,at this point I’d feel too guilty ordering a fish that is so endangered, even secretly.

Describe yourself in three foodie words…

Fearless, curious, insatiable.