Recipe Development, Food Photography & Styling
Got a great food product or event and need some recipes? Or do you need a food photographer and stylist? I’m your gal.
As Chief Eater of The Hungry Australian I’ve developed and photographed countless original recipes, some of which have been featured in various food media. Previously I was also the Australian & New Zealand Food Guide for About.com, producing up to eight recipes and food articles each month, and the Dining Down Under columnist at Honest Cooking.
Three of my recipes were included on the ABC’s Foodi App for Ipad alongside recipes by Maggie Beer, Simon Bryant, Matt Moran, Bill Granger and Poh Ling Yeow. I have also been commissioned to develop recipes for the Almond Board of Australia, Bertolli, Custard Apples Australia and Ocean Spray.
In April 2013 I won the Outstanding Use of Photography award by the Best Australian Blogs 2013 competition for my post Exploring Dubai: Spices, Diamonds, Gold, and Fruit & Veg.
In March 2013 I was one of only a dozen people to attend a two-day intensive food styling workshop in Sydney with visiting American food stylist, Denise Vivaldo. It was the first time such a comprehensive food styling workshop had been taught in Australia.
My food photography also appears regularly on curated food photograph sites, including Foodgawker, Tastespotting, Tasteologie and Photograzing.
I shoot with a Nikon D600 swopping between the Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0 lens and the Nikon 60mm f/2.8 macro lens for close ups. I edit my photos with Adobe Lightroom.
Consulting – website development, digital marketing, blogging
Need a blog, website or some advice on digital marketing and blogging? I’m happy to help. My blog, The Hungry Australian was a Finalist in the Best Australian Blogs 2013 competition by the Australian Writers’ Centre.
With combined marketing, copywriting, photography and blogging skills, I can tell your story the way you want it to be told.
My website and blog projects include a blog for the Almond Board of Australia, a blog for a private client and a new portfolio site for professional photographer Grant Nowell. I build all my sites in WordPress.
Got a project and need a writer? I love to write and have been paid to write for 15+ years.
Previously, I have written about food, dining out, lifestyle, entertainment, the arts and music for About.com, Honest Cooking, The China Daily, That’s Shanghai, SH Weekly, Sumptuous, Gram, Arts Hub, Rad, Rip It Up, and dB. I was the music editor (1995) and then elected editor (1996) of On Dit, the Adelaide University students’ newspaper.
Check out some of my published food writing:
- Sweet Comeback: Persimmons profile (Sumptuous)
- The Salty Taste of Success: South Aussie seafood profile (Sumptuous)
- Sea Change: Southern Ocean Rock Lobster profile (Sumptuous)
- Shanghai’s Romantic Bars (China Daily & That’s Shanghai)
Writer – Non Literary Fiction/Memoir-Based Essays
I love writing short essays about my life and would love to publish a collection of essays one day. Here are a few of my favourite pieces:
- Cockling at Goolwa Beach - a blogpost about a beloved family tradition
- Historical Collingrove - a blogpost about a lunch with my mother
- The Smelly Cheese Chop Masterclass – a blogpost about attending a class with my husband
- Red Bean Soup - an essay/recipe/blogpost about my mother
- Fantales - an essay about fandom published in On Dit in 1994.
I love spreading the word about quality food products and events.
Got a great project and need a spokesperson? Drop me a line with your project details (product/event, time-frame, budget, key deliverables) and let’s chat.
I love sharing blogging tips and suggestions and my own personal story. I have previously spoken at the Adelaide Beauty Conference — see video here — and also chaired the Opportunities from Blogging panel at the 3rd Australian Food Blogging Conference. In a former life I chaired a number of business events (e.g. Australian Trade Commission breakfast on emerging opportunities in China for Australian companies) as the executive director of the Australian Chamber of Commerce.