Getting the Q&A Treatment: Aran Goyoaga From Cannelle et Vanille

the Q&A treatment Mar 16, 2016

We all love learning mundane things about the people who fascinate us, right? So in an effort to tap into our shameless voyeuristic tendencies, we started a Q&A series with the people of Instagram who tug at our heartstrings.

This week's interview is a real treat, as we chatted with Aran Goyoaga from @cannellevanille, finalist of not one, but two James Beard awards (NBD) for her outstand blog, Cannelle et Vanille.

Just don't blame us if you're starving by the time you're done reading this post.

In a perfect world, all of our meals would look like one of Aran's photos. In fact, we would die happy if we could just once get a taste of one of her picture-perfect plates. And because we eat with our eyes first, it's no surprise that her Instagram account has amassed legions of followers (268K at this time) thanks to her out-of-this-world beautiful photography.

Her recipes are not only a feast for the eyes, but also bang-on succulent, the proof being in the form of a lovely cookbook where she shares her delicious creations and gives us poor plebeians hope that we, too, could possibly attain this level of regal refection.

As as an incredibly talented cook and author, Aran's appetite also trickles into a thirst for travel and adventure. Read on to learn about her interesting path, where she's planning her next escapade, as well as the dish that defines her cooking.

It'll be so clear to see why she's one of our all-time favorite food bloggers.

Name yourself and your claim to fame: Aran Goyoaga, blogger at Cannelle et Vanille (finalist of 2 James Beard Awards), author of Small Plates & Sweet Treats, food stylist and photographer.

1. Where’s your home base and why do you love it?
I am originally from the Basque Country in Spain but I have been living in Seattle for the last 3 years. I love it for the raw and natural beauty, how it's surrounded by water and mountains, the incredible food scene, the love of arts and for always looking ahead for what's next.

2. Where can we find you on a Friday night?
Most likely at home watching a movie with my family.

Pho cravings

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3. Three things you can’t live without?
My family, music and the prospect of travel.

4. What’s on your travel bucket list?
I am going to Peru in April, which has been on my bucket list for years. I could continue my trip through South America through Bolivia, Argentina... but another time. Also, Japan is high on my list.

5. What’s your biggest vice?
Totokaelo in Seattle.

Another sick day in.....🤒💤

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6. Coffee or tea?
Coffee, but tea as well for balance.

7. Sweet or savory?
Lately, savory.

8. What’s your guilty pleasure?

9. First celebrity crush?
I had a huge crush on Evan Dando....

10. What's your signature recipe?
Galettes and Spanish tortilla.

Starving yet?

Make sure hit follow on Aran's flawless Instagram, add her blog to your RSS feed and order her book!

Did this make you hungry for more Q&As? Fuel up.