Chatting food smells & memories on ABC Afternoons

Posted on Aug 14, 2017 in Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting food smells & memories on ABC Afternoons

I love dropping into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat about food with Clare Bowditch and her lovely audience of talkback callers. This time it was to discuss food smells and memories. Preparing for this topic was fascinating – I learnt so much. For example, food smells are so powerful because of our brain anatomy. Our […]

Chatting cookbooks on ABC Afternoons

Posted on Aug 3, 2017 in Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting cookbooks on ABC Afternoons

I love dropping into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat about food with Clare Bowditch and her lovely audience of talkback callers. This time it was to discuss cookbooks and, particularly, which book people would grab if their house was burning down. I decided I’d scoop up my Soyer’s Shilling Cookery for the People – it’s […]

Chatting food technology on ABC News Breakfast

Posted on Aug 3, 2017 in ABC News Breakfast, Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting food technology on ABC News Breakfast

Every few weeks I drop in to ABC News Breakfast to chat about interesting happenings in the food world. This time I touched on four good news stories that relate to food and technology and just may change the way we eat. 1. Infrared fruit sensors are coming to our phones: soon you’ll be able to point your […]

Burgers + Education = Fun

Posted on Jul 20, 2017 in Blog, News | No Comments
Burgers + Education = Fun

I recently collaborated with St Kilda Burger Bar to teach St Kilda Primary School’s Year 6 students how to write a restaurant review. I talked to the kids about how I approach reviewing, explaining the importance of accuracy and fairness, and how the writer is responsible to both readers and restaurant. “It’s okay not to like something, but […]

Chatting British vs Aussie food on ABC Afternoons

Posted on Jul 20, 2017 in Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting British vs Aussie food on ABC Afternoons

I love dropping into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat about food. This time it was to discuss a contentious issue – British versus Australian food – with host David Astle. It was a perfect English strawberry that got me musing… It was so sweet, so plump, so red, so strawberryish. In Australia, we often think of food from […]

Chatting cakes on ABC Afternoons

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 in Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting cakes on ABC Afternoons

I love dropping into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat about food. This time it was one of my favourite topics: cakes. Monique Bowley is filling in for regular host Clare Bowditch today and she asked listeners to call in to tell us about their most memorable cakes. Listen in below. It’s no secret that I’m a […]

Chatting fermented foods on ABC News Breakfast

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 in ABC News Breakfast, Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting fermented foods on ABC News Breakfast

Every few weeks I drop in to ABC News Breakfast to chat about what’s happening in the food world. This time it was to chat about fermented foods. Have a look at the clip and see my little Q&A below. What exactly is fermentation? The chemical alteration of a substance by bacteria, yeasts or other microorganisms, often creating […]

Chatting citrus on ABC Afternoons

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 in Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting citrus on ABC Afternoons

I love dropping into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat about food with Clare Bowditch and her lovely talkback audience. This time we discussed all things citrus. Listen in below.   What’s your favourite citrus? How do you use citrus in your cooking? Let me know in the comments below. By the way, you’ll hear us muse […]

Chatting vessels on ABC Afternoons

Posted on May 17, 2017 in Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting vessels on ABC Afternoons

I love dropping into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat about food with Clare Bowditch and her lovely talkback audience. This time we discussed the importance of vessels, cutlery and the devilishness of forks. Do you have a favourite spoon or teacup? Do you think it matters? Listen in.   A few fun facts: ‘Bone’ china […]

Chatting soup on ABC Afternoons

Posted on May 3, 2017 in Blog, News | One Comment
Chatting soup on ABC Afternoons

I love dropping into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat about food with Clare Bowditch and her lovely talkback audience. This time we discussed soup, a very important topic as winter starts to grip. As part of my diligent research I even got a terrible cold just to check if soup really does cure winter’s ills. And guess […]