I had the pleasure of meeting Zoe when she was in Los Angeles a couple months ago and the husband was working on a project with her. She is sweet as can be and supper funny. I was delighted when she agreed to be interviewed for FotV. If you don’t follow her blog Sexy Tofu already, get yer butt over there now! Ladies and gentlemen – read on to meet Zoe!
You run a great site called Sexy Tofu. Tell us a little bit about what it is and how it got started.
SexyTofu is my pet project where I write about (vegan) food and sex. A lot of people think the two aren’t correlated, but eating and sexing are two of our most basic, and most critical, physiological needs. Plus, we spend the majority of the hours in the day thinking about one of two – or, uhm, at least I do! They are also two of the facets of life that I think our culture is most confused about. To put it another way: Good food and good sex are nourishing psychically and spiritually–not to get totally crunchy on you–so I think we need to make sure we’re doing them right.
You’re invited to a fancy cocktail party, what sensual appetizer do you bring?
Finger foods are always fun. Maybe a platter of homemade nut cheese? Nut cheese is sexy, right?
If you had to give up sex for the rest of your life but could supplement it with copious amounts of your favorite food, what would that food be?
What!? I don’t like that idea at all. But I guess I would have to say avocado, because it’s versatile, good on everything, and bursting with those omega-3 fatty acids that boost your mood and keep everything juicy. Although I guess if I was giving up sex, that would be a moot point…
What is your favorite restaurant in Hawaii and what do you order there?
I live in the jungle, and while there is a big vegan community here, there aren’t any restaurants, period. My all-time favorite restaurant is G-Zen, which is located in my home state of Connecticut. It’s the best vegan food I have ever had, winning even when compared to places in vegan meccas like LA and NYC. The restaurant is located in this cute little middle-of-nowhere town (Branford, CT) but the environment inside is pretty glam, so I get to feel fancy, and the food is so incredible. They make these spicy raw tacos that are making me a bit homesick and weepy at the thought.
What is your favorite food memory?
Definitely being in the kitchen with my mom. She’s a classically trained chef, but specializes in holistic cooking, and I grew up watching her cook. I remember being a toddler and patty-caking (very lumpy) biscuits using the opened dishwasher door as a counter because I was too short to work anywhere else. She also makes the most amazing vegan chocolate cake I have ever had.
It’s 5pm on Friday, what’s your go-to drink to finish out the week?
I’m a gin and tonic girl, but since moving to Hawai’i, I have access to pineapples and coconuts grown a few feet from where I sleep, so I can’t say no to a real pina colada. Fresh pineapple juice, fresh coconut milk, and rum. Done and done.
Tell us a joke.
This one is best with a visual: What’s four inches long, two inches wide, and drives women totally crazy?
Hahaha….so true! Thank you so much for letting me pick your brain Zoe!