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The Life is Savage Interview – 10 and a few more questions with Meg Pascoe
Posted by on Apr 11th, 2014

Right so it’s been in the pipeline for a while and the day has finally arrived where the Life is Savage Interview makes it’s return. 10 standard questions (ok and a few left field ones) i ask everyone so you can get to know them better. They may be famous they may not, but they have affected me in some way…enough so that i want you fine readers to meet them as well.

So let’s get to it then shall we. First up is someone i’ve never actually met in real life, but who’s Twitter bio goes like so… “Freelance foodie. Owner of The Counter. Makes the best brownies on earth. Curves in all the right places. Music is my boyfriend. Flippy Cup champ.”

Say hi to Meg Pascoe.

And here are the standard 10 and bit questions i asked her plus a photo i requested that means something to her.

1: If i came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for me?

Oooh, starting off with an easy one! Either something really simple and delicious, like Mexican food (tacos, quesadillas, loads of Pico de Gallo, guacamole, ceviche…) or a mind-blowing risotto. I make a green risotto that ends all risottos…

2: What do you think about when you are alone in your car?”

Food. How many brownies I have to bake that day. Music. Kissing.

3: Do you fold or crumple your toilet paper?

Ha! Crumple.

4: If you could have written any song in history which one would it have been?

Yoh, this is a toughie! Music is my boyfriend, so to make me choose is cruel. I would probably go with one of three – ‘Everlong’ by Foo Fighters, ‘Romeo & Juliet’ by Dire Straits or ‘Knocked Up’ by Kings of Leon.

5: Pick two SA celebrities to be your parents?

We have celebrities in SA?! I joke. Um. Okay, maybe Derek Watts to be my dad – because he’s tall just like my dad. And Jeannie D to be my mom?? Because she’s bloody lovely and friendly, just like my mom.

6: What one talent or skill do you have that not many people know about?

I can make this ridiculous clicking noise with my tongue. It can’t be explained – something you have to hear.

7: Do you like thick or thin boerewors?


8: Give me some wise advice…

Don’t ever let money worry you. Don’t be greedy when it comes to money (or anything, really) (unless it’s my brownies). Always say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. And be nice to your waiter. Remember – they’re the ones serving you food. They’ve got the power.

9: Your favorite place to eat in Cape Town or South Africa?

No man! How can you ask ME a question like that?! Again, I have a few. Cape Town – El Burro, Bier and Wein (formerly AndUnion), Easter Food Bazaar, Pot Luck Club and bread&wine in Franschhoek. Jozi – Foundry Cafe, Parreirinha (a Portuguese restaurant in Jozi south – it’s in an old jail. Very cool…), La Cucina di Ciro, Espresso, Coobs, The Counter (*ahem*) and, I haven’t been yet (I’m going tomorrow night) – five hundred at The Saxon Boutique Hotel. I just know it will top the list…

10: Number one thing on your bucket list?

Open up a restaurant…But also – travel. EVERYWHERE.

And now some serious questions…

Tell us what you do?

I run my own company called The Counter. In a nutshell – we feed people delicious food. Ridiculously delicious food.

What can we expect from you in the near future?

Hopefully – that restaurant I mentioned before! In the meantime, we’re working on a pop-up restaurant in Jozi and we’re looking at supplying our famous brownies to a few stores in Cape Town. The Counter has also recently started releasing video recipes on Instagram, which is something we’re ridiculously proud of. The first one was really well received!

Can you tell us about this picture i asked you to send in and what it means to you?

“It’s a photo from my sister’s wedding a few years ago. Both of my brothers, my sister and myself are in the photo. My brothers both live in Cape Town – so all the time we get to spend together is precious. My family is incredibly tight…We’re also a little crazy, so it’s always a fun time when we’re all in the same city!”

How can folks learn more about your awesomeness and get hold of you?

Website – (We’re busy building our actual site –

Twitter handle – @MegPascoe and @CounterLove

April 04, 2014 at 10:52 am

Crumple all the way! Nice one Megs x

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