What were your food influences when you were growing up and what kind of food did you eat at home or with your family?

A real mix. My Dad is Spanish and he also lived in Portugal. My mum is English and my step dad Chinese so we had a mix of Chinese and Roasts on Sunday. I also have an auntie and cousins in Italy.

What dish or cuisine do you most like to eat on tour and why?

Tour food is rubbish. I tend to order Thai as you can’t do too wrong.

What type of food do you hate, and what is the most disgusting thing you’ve ever eaten? Tell us the story.

I find traditional English food too stodgy. I once went to an English eccentric old art collector’s house – it was tinned oysters with cheese – I prentended I wasn’t hungry!

What type of food do you make sure to avoid before a gig or going on stage?

Carbs – they make you too tired/sleepy!

Imagine for a second you can request anything on your rider at a gig. What food do you put on it?

Oysters with fresh lemon and tabasco

What has been your biggest cooking disaster to date? Tell us the story.

I cook loads, I am a too good a cook for a disaster!

When you tour overseas, what food from home do you miss the most?

London as we are spoilt with all the international cuisines here. Particularly sushi.

This is your last day on earth, what is your final meal?

Paella!

Paloma Faith’s brand new album FALL TO GRACE, is out now through Sony Music Entertainment Australia

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