1DP | Day 62 of 100 Days, 100 Individuals

Meet Laura Vincent.  She’s a Wellington-based food blogger, café reviewer (for the Sunday Star-Times) and a general food perve.  She blogs about food but also about herself, she says that 78% of herself is food.  She started her food blog back in 2007 when she was a freezing, cash-strapped student and now, just over 5 years later, she’s about to release her very first cookbook by the same name.  We talk to her on Day 62 of our 100 Day Project.

What’s your biggest fear?

I’m such a nervous, anxious person, so all kinds of vague nothingness scares me. I fear dying before I get to do everything I want, and I fear the people I love dying and the time I have left with them going so fast that all of a sudden it’s like they were never there at all. I also fear my body and mind breaking down as I get older…also, on a slightly less morbid note: legit terrified of pelicans. Shuddering just typing about them.

What’s your purpose in life?

To be known and loved for doing what I know and love. Also: kissing.

What are you passionate about?

Dancing. I get very passionate about various TV shows – I love to throw myself into them and fall in love with the characters then discuss them at length – Top of the Lake, Orange is the New Black, and Elementary have been this year’s obsessions. Twin Peaks always.

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

Working on my blog or writing deadlines. Coffee. My brain’s strange trick of waking up at 5am.

Everyone has a dirty little secret, what’s yours?

I share so much online that it’s hard to know what’s left that has been untold! I once did, quite earnestly, a project on Killing Heidi for a music class in high school. How’s that? Wait, no, I think I tweeted that once already.

If today was your last day on earth, what would you do?

Do lots of pashing, eat lots of delicious foods, rewatch my favourite episodes of Parks and Recreation (which is what I always do when I need comforting), see how many cats I could steal from the pet shop.

What is your happy place?

Bed, first thing on a Saturday, when I know I don’t have to get up. Customs Brew Bar, a coffee shop in Wellington. In a darkened room, sitting on the floor by a heater, with a cat sleeping beside me. Inside a very good book. Sitting with my eyes closed while someone plays with my hair. Aren’t I lucky to have so many happy places, when I am scared of so many things!

What will you be doing for the rest of 2013?

Doing my very best to make sure my first cookbook, Hungry and Frozen (out 23 August through Penguin) is a success! I love it, I hope other people will, too.