Food and FLIRTING with Kerri-Mermaid

Flirting with the Competition

Flirting with the Competition


I’m so excited to be talking food with Kerri-Mermaid today! As you may have noticed, we’re big foodies here in the lagoon. That is, if brightly colored drinks with cocktail umbrellas qualify as a food group. And in the lagoon, it totally does. πŸ™‚

It’s been a busy few days for Kerri, since her first book debuted earlier this week.Β FLIRTING WITH THE COMPETITIONΒ is as much fun as it sounds! Almost as fun as Kerri herself. But don’t take my word for it. Read on to find out for yourself.. .

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Did you know that the two main characters in my new book, FLIRTING WITH THE COMPETITION, make a food-related bet? Whitney and Jordan are up for the same job. They decide whoever loses buys a traditional steak dinner with all the fixings for the other. Who doesn’t love a steak dinner with some creamed spinach and a nice big glass of red wine! Okay, maybe I’m revealing a little too much of myself. On to the questions….

1. What is your favorite food?

Pizza!!! I actually had my favorite pizza when I studied abroad in Italy. But here in the States, I like it with extra cheese and anchovies.

Kerri at a Pirates game with one of her favorite "Pittsburgh" foods - a pierogi!

Kerri at a Pirates game with one of her favorite “Pittsburgh” foods – a pierogi!

2. What is your favorite food memory?

My family is Italian and we do the traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve – spaghetti with anchovies, scallops, baccala, and more. This is my favorite night of food the entire year! I have so many memories of cooking with my mom, dad, and Nunnie on Christmas Eve, I don’t even know where to begin.

3. What are Jordan and Whitney’s favorite foods? What do these foods reveal about them?

My hero Jordan is a carnivore – give him red meat and any kind of burger and he’s a happy camper. Although, sometimes he’ll order a nice piece of fish. Totally fits him too. Just when you think he can’t get any more alpha, he’ll surprise you.
Whitney is all chocolate, all the time. Unless she’s being challenged, then she’ll eat anything.

4. What food would be involved in their first date?

Funny you should ask that. While they’re stuck in the elevator together, Jordan describes where he’d take Whitney on their first date. They’d take his family’s boat up to Annapolis and dock it at this little hole-in-the-wall that has the most amazing crabs!

Bibs, mallots – Isn’t there something fun and satisfying about working for your food!

5. If you had to pick one for the rest of your life, would you choose to have mediocre food and excellent sex OR mediocre sex and excellent food? What would Jordan or Whitney say?

Whitney: Excellent food, definitely!
Jordan: Excellent sex, for sure!
(Whitney and Jordan look at each other, smile, and run off somewhere in a hurry.)
Kerri: (Rolls eyes at characters.) Um, I can’t answer this question. My mom will be reading it. *Grin*

Order your copy ofΒ FLIRTING WITH THE COMPETITION, available now!

10 thoughts on “Food and FLIRTING with Kerri-Mermaid

  1. Wonderful, yummy interview Mermaid Pintip, and Debut Author Kerri Carpenter – I love Jordan and Whitney. Can’t wait to read your book – it’s already in my iPad! Congrats again!

  2. Yes, big waves and fishy kisses to Kerri’s mom! Super cute interview ladies. I’ve been crushing on Jordan for so long now!!!! Like so many of the wonderful foods of the world, he is yummy!

  3. Great interview ladies, and nice tie-in to the book Pintip. Making me hungry for one of our traditional dinners. Thanks for the restraint Kerri…there are some things a mom just doesn’t want to know!!
    “Waves back to everybody”

    1. Says the mom who introduced her daughter to romance novels! Smoochies, Ma! πŸ˜‰

  4. Thanks for the awesomesauce foodie questions, Pintip – this interview was so fun!!! Who else is hungry? πŸ˜‰

  5. Ahhhh, pierogies! I miss those. I used to make a killer pierogi casserole. Maybe I’ll have to whip out that recipe again.
    It’s so great that you have that bond with your family for the traditional Christmas Eve dinner. Those memories are what stays with you forever.
    I love having inside jokes with food in my books. I almost always reference eggplant parmesan. And so does one of my CPs. πŸ™‚

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