From the first moment you enter Britney's website Britney Breaks Bread or her Instagram profile you feel welcome and friends with her. Her food looks incredible but overall Britney has a sense of what she is doing with ingredients and a way of making them in a way you've probably never eaten before.
Sometimes reaching out to bloggers is a gamble for this feature because there are a lot of no's and for a lot of people it is a hustle to make their website into a something that pays so collaboration with the right people is apart of that (no judgement on anyone who is doing this) so sometimes a small blogger isn't the right person to colloborate with, but Britney jumped at the question to take part and honestly, it is such a privilege to connect with someone who is not only talented, but also kind and a cat lover!
Thanks so much for taking part Britney, I've got a few of your recipes bookmarked like your Cherry Balsamic Chicken Skewers and White Chocolate Browned Butter Pineapple Lemon Bars with Mint.
1. What are three things you have learned through kitchen failures?
Wow! I've learned so much from kitchen failures, however, the overarching themes are that patience is key, ALWAYS try again, and lastly, experimentation is a process as opposed to a home run! Sometimes when I am rushing through a recipe, I try to skim and end up missing an integral step. I remember the first time that I made macarons, I added sugar to the egg whites way too quickly and couldn't achieve the stiff peaks and ended up wasting so many egg whites. I tried baking them anyway and I ended up with a baking sheet full of mush. However, I tried again and consulted some of my Instagram baker friends and the second time around was a hit! I was even able to add my own flavors and really have fun with it.
2. What is your favorite dish to make for others?
Probably my "Better than Takeout Butter Chicken" recipe with garlic naan and rice because it's SO good. Every time that I make this dish, everyone raves about it and asks me for the recipe or to bring it to their next event. I love this dish because it's a crowd pleaser and it's so easy to make.
3. What is your favorite comfort food?
There's something about a classic cheeseburger that is so simple and nostalgic to me. It takes me back to summers at home, playing in the yard with friends and family.
Without a doubt, cheeseburgers. I could eat a cheeseburger daily and not get sick of it.
4. Have your adventures led you to discover foods you didn't previously know about?
Absolutely! I would consider myself an avid traveler and have eaten so many different kinds of foods from all around the world. I had a currywurst in Germany that was delicious and I also tried durian in Bali which is supposed to be known as a stinky fruit but it was actually pretty tasty!
5. Do you have a favorite food memory from a trip you've taken?
I took my Husband to Thailand for his 30th birthday. We flew into Bangkok airport from Washington, DC and were completely exhausted from 18 hours of traveling. When we arrived at our hotel, it was around 8pm and we saw a ton of lights outside of the window and it was night market! We mustered up the energy to go and check it out and there was SO much food everywhere - from seasoned crickets and flatworms to chicken satay! It was intense! Needless to say, we tried just about everything and I can report that crickets taste like BBQ chips! Haha