I first saw Agnes on an advert for a new SBS cooking show. I was really excited to see her as we rarely see women from Africa on T.V. so I decided to track her down and find out what she was all about.
How would you describe your food style? My food style is more of the homely kind of cooking. I love bringing the family together. I love seeing the smiles on people’s faces as they are enjoying my food.
You have had a crappy day at work, what is your go to dinner recipe? My go to dinner is Spaghetti Bolognese. I always make sure I have extra Bolognese sauce in the freezer because even my fussy eating kids love their pasta.
What inspires your cooking? My grandmother – she always cooked with so much love and that is what I do when I cook.
Do you have any traditional food favourites? I definitely have traditional favourites. I love to cook rice with peanut butter and have it with oxtail or ox tongue. Can’t go wrong with that.
For some odd reason, you have committed a crime and are now on death row. What would be your last meal? Entree, main, and dessert? My last meal would be:
Entrée: Seafood chowder! The best I have had is from George’s Paragon in Brisbane, though I have made my own and I believe I can deliver 😉
Main: That would have to be Crispy skin duck and it has to be Thai because I also love Thai food, though I struggle to replicate Thai flavours.
Dessert: I love sticky date pudding and used to make a lot of it and I put on weight haha
Who is your favourite chef or cooking personality and why? My favourite Chef is Mark Olive from Black Olive. I love how he cooks with traditional Aboriginal flavours and that is what I try to do when I cook Zimbabwean dishes.
You appeared on a cooking reality show on SBS. What was that experience like? I was on a new SBS cooking show called The Chefs’ Line and it was the best experience of my life. I love cooking and I rediscovered my passion after becoming a mum. I used to think I could not cook under pressure but I found I function better under pressure. I was cool, calm, and collected. The whole time we were cooking I was either singing or dancing because I was in my zone. I would definitely do it again because I loved the experience and the atmosphere.
Tell us about your blog I started a blog. My blog is about what I get up to with my 2 beautiful kids and also hints and ideas for other mothers looking for ideas, be it food, travel, or products.
Why did you start your blog? I started it because I wanted to share ideas with other mothers and fathers out there.I hope my blog can reach mothers and fathers out there who are looking for ideas, inspiration and information.