Name: Jasmine Senaveratna (Senaveratna means Beloved Warrior)
What city were you born in?
What decade where you born?
Three things you remember most from the first decade of your life?
1. My cousin holding my hand in Paris on a rainy fall day on the way to get a cake for my birthday. I remember walking on the leaves -- I was turning 5-years-old that day.
2. Waking up before my dad and trying to cook myself an egg, but it ended up looking like moon food. It was as far away from food as humanly possible.
3. I remember being in Sri Lanka. My Dad and I liked to swim really far out in the ocean, and I remember swimming so far that when I looked back to the beach, my Mom was just a dot. I was courageous enough to get there, to the middle of ocean, but I remember thinking, 'MOM IS A DOT!'
What is the dessert?
My mom's cheesecake.
Who would you want to eat this dessert with ?
Where would you want to be eating this last dessert?
On a trip somewhere on an island. Maybe my father and I are sitting, talking for a long time - maybe at sunset.
What comes to your mind when I say the word FOOD?
What is the best piece of advice anyone has given you?
In life, don't let time beat you to the finish.
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What is your favorite object I can find in your kitchen?
My wok is my everything!
"Be the change you want to see."
Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
I see myself living near a beach or mountains. I have a restaurant, bar, or Bed & Breakfast and have delegated most of the responsibilities. I'm gardening, I've built my wine cellar, and am doing Sunday Suppers and a F**k ton of traveling.
Three most important things in your life?
1. My friendships and my relationship - my family of friends.
2. Good wine