Mariela Rebollo of Barcelona On the Go, Part 1
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OC Weekly: What are six words to describe your food?
Mariela Rebollo: Fresh, traditional, simple, tasteful, quality ingredients, and good presentation.
OCW: What are ten words to describe you?
MR: Innovative, detail-oriented, perfectionist, passionate, hard-working, professional, resourceful, serious, impatient, task-oriented.
OCW: What's your best recent food find?
MR: Can't think of one.
OCW: What's the most undervalued ingredient?
MR: Bay leaves.
OCW: Rules of conduct in your kitchens:
MR: Safety, freshness of ingredients, and staying customer-focused.
OCW: Is there one food you particularly detest?
OCW: Is there one food you can't live without?
MR: Good bread and chocolate.
OCW: Culinary speaking, Orange County has the best:
MR: Potential for great food and people to appreciate it.
OCW: What is your fast-food guilty pleasure and why?
MR: In-N-Out; it's family-owned, with a secret menu and respect for their employees.