I love making it easy for home cooks to explore new cuisines and ingredients and sharing my passion for cooking, eating, drinking and travelling. I’m a certified Sherry educator, Australian Ambassador for International Sherry Week (6-12 November 2023) and cheese judge (I even wrote a little cheese book) and have a Master of Arts degree in Gastronomy from the University of Adelaide. For almost 25 years I ran Australia’s largest recreational cooking school, Sydney Seafood School at Sydney Fish Market. I became immersed in Australia’s exciting food and restaurant world, forming friendships with many great chefs and awesome producers and learning a lot along the way. I’ve written cookbooks with some of them – A Lombardian Cookbook (with Alessandro Pavoni), A Sardinian Cookbook (with Giovanni Pilu), Wild Weed Pie (with Janni Kyritsis) and the Sydney Seafood School Cookbook – hosted cooking classes with just about all of them, and learnt to translate their ‘chef speak’ into ‘home cook speak’. I live in Sydney with my husband – photographer, spirits expert and fellow food lover – Franz Scheurer.
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My work has been printed in leading food and lifestyle publications in Australia and overseas, including:
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