Anna Bendiksen

Quick Facts: Anna Bendiksen is a writer with a particular interest in the intersection of food and cultural identity. Educated at Bryn Mawr and Yale, she lives in Fairfield with her husband and son. You can follow her on Twitter @anna_bendiksen or on her blog

My current food cravings are: Blini with all the trimmings, including champagne

The only fast food I will eat is: McDonald's fries 

If I could be any Iron Chef, I would be: I know I'm supposed to be interested in this, but I'm not

My favorite restaurant in Fairfield County is: Barcelona 

My favorite restaurant in the Tri-State area is: Wow. I'm going to have to go with afternoon tea at the Plaza Hotel in New York.

Restaurant dish I wish I could make at home: Shawarma

My go-to dinner party entrée is: I don't have one; it totally depends on the season 

When I’m not eating, I’m….  writing, gardening, and weaving

Prepared food I have let people think was home-made… What? 

I’d rather pick (pumpkins, apples, strawberries): Strawberries, but it has to be in Valldal, Norway, on my husband's uncle's strawberry farm.

The last book I enjoyed was: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. I ate it at one sitting. 

My favorite movie of all time is: Fanny and Alexander

My favorite food related movie of all time is: Eat Drink Man Woman