It’s that time of year again where we all rally together to celebrate our Avenue Queen, Diana’s birthday 🥳 although we’re still living under restrictions – thanks Covid, at least this year there can be some kind of celebration that is allowed!

In true Avenue style, when it is someones birthday we like to put together 10 questions, so you can get to know The Avenue family a little bit better, so without further ado here is Diana’s interview.

Now things are getting back to normal and The Avenue is open for business, what class are you looking forward to teaching the most?

Definitely our 1 & 2 week courses because they are just so much fun to teach and watching people progress in so much in such a short space of time.
Speaking of, find a link to the courses by clicking here!

When travel is allowed again, where are you most looking forward to visiting and why?

Ooh, erm Thailand, so I can sample all the culinary delights… Actually no, maybe it’s Japan, because they have the best food in the world.

What is your ultimate comfort food?

Roast Chicken, Mash, Peas and lots of Gravy – lots and lots of Gravy!

Because you’re The Avenue Queen, what are some pearls of wisdom that you give to the students?

Hmm, I usually tell them to understand what they are doing and why rather than just following a recipe. Having this understanding will make their cooking that much better and they won’t need recipes to follow religiously.

If these were in normal times, what would be a standard birthday for you? Quiet night in or big night out?

I think, ideally I’d like to be flown to Paris on a private jet for the weekend and have an amazing night on the town. (I mean, who wouldn’t want this 😍)?!

Do you prefer baking or cooking?

Definitely cooking, because I have a sweet-tooth so would eat ALL the bakes that I make.

What is the weirdest food that you’ve ever eaten?

Crickets… I mean, they were okay, tasted a bit like crisps… (I think we’ll stick to Walkers if you don’t mind…)

If you had to cook something for the Queen, what would you make and why?

I think lots of chocolate things – definitely Soft Centred Chocolate Pots because they’re just oh so ooey and gooey! I think they’d go down well.

If you were a cocktail, what would you be?

Probably a Negroni… or Campari and Orange – you can’t really go wrong as they’re both classics.

And finally, a very serious question, would you rather have soft noodles for arms or breadsticks for legs?

Oh god, how would I hold a drink with noodle arms?! Can I walk on the breadsticks without them snapping? I think I’d have to say breadstick legs, but I’m not happy about it.

And there you have it, 10 random questions answered from a member of The Avenue Family x