What’s your name?
My name is Philip Morris
Do you work or study?
I work as a Civil Engineer for a local company here.
Where are you originally from?
from South London, although I moved here with my parents when I was about 9 years old.
What kind of food do you like?
My favourite food is Italian pasta and in particular my favourite Italian dish is pasta carbonara
Have you always liked that food?
Well, I don’t think I actually tried it until I was about 16, when I travelled to Italy for the summer, but when I had it for the first time - I immediately loved it and since then it’s always been my favourite Italian dish. In the future, if you have children, what food will you recommend they eat? Healthy food. I think it’s very important for children to develop healthy eating habits when they are young as the benefits of healthy eating are well documented now. You know what they say – you are what you eat – and it’s very true. Many children are overweight these days because of the amount of junk food they consume, so I would try to get them to eat food that is good for them – you know, a well balanced diet.
Is there any food that you liked when you were a child but you don’t like now? Yes, I used to like a lot of sweet things, in particular chocolate cake and icecream, but not anymore. I prefer to eat fruit and other healthy foods now. I actually feel a lot better for it.
How has food in your country changed since you were a child? It’s changed a lot. When I was a child the food here was still quiet traditional, but now it’s very different due to the many different cultural influencesin our society. It’s definitely more cosmopolitan and international. People here now eat food from all over the world on a regular basis and traditional food seems to be a lot less popular than it was.
Talk about an enjoyable family event (such as a birthday party or family dinner) you attended, please say:
- when and where did it happen