I’ve always loved sharing my passion for cooking, eating, drinking and travelling. I’m a certified Sherry educator 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. I have the best fun cooking with my chef friends. 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 love inspiring passionate home cooks and connecting them with great chefs and awesome producers, making it easy for them to explore new cuisines and ingredients in their own kitchens. I live in Sydney with my husband – photographer, spirits expert and fellow food lover – Franz Scheurer.
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