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Crystal McDonald answers 20 Questions

Commercial Partnerships Ninja,  Crystal McDonald, answers our questions.

Crystal McDonald

Commercial Partnerships

Plenty  by Yotam Ottolenghi.

At My Table by Nigella Lawson.

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat.

Food stories and recipes count!

Either or – Nature is a gift.

Queuing at the bookstore before sunrise for the launch of a new Harry Potter book.

Daily Maverick – I walk into lifts with strangers and introduce myself as “Hello, I work at Daily Maverick.”

Moulin Rouge / Romeo and Juliet ( Oh Baz Luhrmann, how I love you).

Eckhart Tolle – has he not mastered compulsive thinking?


Pavlova, carrot cake, moussaka, Italian buttercream , homemade paneer, risotto, shortcrust pastry… Sorry, I am bragging.

My best friend, Monique.

I sent a picture of my smoothie with the caption MEH!!!!

My son, my teacher – an old soul with the kindest nature.


Mauritian street food.

The fight against unethical Capitalism.

I promoted Glade Air Freshener in the isles of Pick n Pay wearing blue bell bottoms in varsity.

Conscious leadership.

Where there is cake, there is hope🌈. And there is always cake!! 🧁 🍰

Talking about animal rights and vegetarianism during every family braai (they put up with me).