Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Sakura! I like to dip my toes into a few different things to keep life fun and interesting. I was modelling until end of last year when I was offered a job doing project management a few days a week, I’ve now been doing this for a year alongside modelling and I love the variety. Recently I also helped my dad open a new restaurant in Herne Bay called Squisito (@squisito_trattoria if you want to check it out), it’s been a crazy busy and very rewarding last few months doing a handful of things!
What’s your food philosophy?
Food is to fuel the body and feed the senses. And is always better shared around a big table! I have always grown up with amazing food as my dad is a chef and my parents have run restaurants together so it’s always been a big part of my life. Growing up, dinner was a time to sit around the table and catch up on the day, a way to bring people together and try new dishes. My dad used to tell me to always try something before making my mind up, even if something looked unusual. I now absolutely love trying new meals and different cuisines, I have fun going to restaurants and ordering something I wouldn’t usually order just to try it.
What’s your go-to easy mid-week meal.
Season dependent, in the winter I pull up an assortment curry based on what veggies I have in the fridge. Nikki taught me to base my curry on the colour of the veg, e.g. make a green curry if you have green veg or a yellow curry with yellow/orange veg. Otherwise in the warmer months it would be pan fried white fish or chicken served with rice/potatoes and a fresh green herby salad. Or another go-to would be making tacos – I seem to have left overs which is the best when I have a busy week. In saying this, lately I’ve been making a super quick and easy delicious prawn pasta when I don’t have much time or food in my pantry. (Find her recipe here)