Interview: Meet food photographer Sandrine from Little Berries & Co.

Hello! It has been a while since I published one of these motivational interviews… So you don’t have to wait wait any longer, today I am pleased to introduce Sandrine F. from Little Berries & Co.

Sandrine and I met down under a few years ago. A pretty funny story based on plenty of coincidences including a not-so-common French last name in Sydney around 2008… Over the years I have genuinely enjoyed following Sandrine through her beautiful pictures of landscape, people and most of all: food! 

So Sandrine… tell us a bit more about your own international journey to nutrition…

Who are you and what do you do?

I’m Sandrine, a food photographer, foodie and home cook. I love cooking for my friends and gather then around a big table (which not always so easy in my little London flat). When I am not in the kitchen, I like spending time at the farmers’ market to get local and seasonal fresh fruits and veggies; and at antique markets or charity shops to find new props for my collection. I am also quite crafty, ie painting my own boards, renovating furniture and sewing napkins, tablecloth and cushions. Last but not least, I am also writing a blog about food, sharing some recipes that inspired me and other food events and discoveries here and there.

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What is your background? Where have you lived? Or where have you travelled?

I studied at business school and worked in the retail property world for 15 years. I started photography as a hobby 7 years ago and got totally hooked! I lived in France, then Sydney in Australia, Luxembourg and I currently live in London. I also have travelled quite a bit around the world as my Dad used to be a pilot and I have always loved to follow him.

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What do you think your international experiences taught you?

I discovered new flavours, spices, fruits and vegetables. I learnt new ways of cooking. My travels have definitely broadened my horizons re food and made me eat even more diversified but I still keep some deep rooted French habits: bread and cheese.

How did you become interested in nutrition?

I think I have always known how to eat healthily but recently with my last job I did travel so much that my metabolism got disrupted and I put on weight over the years because of the stress and food cravings for sugar. Not to mention I did not realise I was eating far too much in quantity than I used to. So I wanted find a new balance to avoid being tired and hungry at the wrong times.

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What does ‘healthy eating’ mean for you?

Healthy eating’ means for me eating everything in a balanced way, in other words having a diversified diet and eating rather small portions. I believe in home cooking to control what you put in your plate and make the right choices for you

What is your favourite ingredient for a salad and why?

I love adding spring onions/scallions (or ‘cébette’ in French) to all my salads when they are in season as it brings a nice flavour twist.

Do you have any salad recipe or green advice you would like to share with the readers of enSalades?

I have just come back from the South of France, so I thought this simple ‘à la niçoise’ salad, is perfectly timed to share with your readers.

The full recipe is available here: Salade Niçoise Recipe

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Thank you for answering all my questions.

You can connect with Little Berries & Co on social media.

Have a lovely day!

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