IN­SPI­RA­TIONS: celebrity chef Na­dia Lim

It’s been a busy year for celebrity chef Na­dia Lim with the ar­rival of her sec­ond son, River, in Septem­ber and the re­cent re­lease of her new cook­book, Fresh Start, Feel Good!

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My favourite pet grow­ing up… Was our re­triever-col­lie cross dog called Car­los (who coin­ci­den­tally had the same name as my hus­band!). Note: Car­los the dog came on the scene way be­fore Car­los the hus­band.

The last thing I baked or cooked was… This morn­ing, a caramel crum­ble slice – it was ridicu­lously yummy and I can’t stop slic­ing bits off it now.

The three books I’m lin­ing up to read this

sum­mer are… Eat­ing on the Wild Side, Soda Pol­i­tics, Let­ters to a Young Farmer. I’m a real geek and pretty much only read books on food, farm­ing and health!

The fic­tional char­ac­ter that most re­minds

me of my­self is… Poc­a­hon­tas. The peo­ple I would have at my ideal din­ner

party are… If I could bring peo­ple back, it would be the most amaz­ing thing to bring my Dad back to have a fam­ily din­ner with his two grand­sons, who he never got to meet, and my mum.

My num­ber-one pick for a karaoke song

is… Eye of the Tiger – it al­ways brings the singer out of their shell!

When I’m work­ing hard I un­wind by…

Tak­ing a mini break away for a few days, camp­ing or stay­ing in a lit­tle bach, with no phones, TV or so­cial me­dia.

My fond­est child­hood mem­ory is… Fam­ily beach hol­i­days in Malaysia on Pangkor Is­land, spend­ing hours and hours catch­ing her­mit crabs, col­lect­ing shells, dig­ging wa­ter trenches and bury­ing my younger brother and sis­ter in the sand. At sun­set we’d pack up, have a hot shower and I’d get dressed up with a flower be­hind my ear and go to a buf­fet din­ner (you can imag­ine, as a kid ob­sessed with food, how ex­cit­ing that was for me).

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