Hello! How's your summer?
I thought I'd pop in to let you know that I'm heading to Perth for the Writers Festival in February. I've never been to Perth so it's pretty cool that not only do I get to finally visit but I also get to chat with bookish foodie types.
I'll be taking part in three sessions, talking about some of my favourite things like food, dreaming, and cosiness with people that I love an admire such as Pip Lincolne, ace blogger and crafty type: Anna Jones, chef, writer and food stylist and mate of Jamie Oliver: Sophie Zalokar nearly all of Maggie Beer's books mention Sophie, so I'll be so pleased to meet finally her IRL and Valli Little, legendary food writer and editor.
Here's the details of the three sessions.
Dare to Dream Saturday 20 Feb 10am
With Sophie Zalokar and Alice Zaslavsky we'll be discussing turning your food dreams into a reality.
Eating With The Eyes Saturday 20 Feb 1pm
I'll be joining food stylists Anna Jones and Valli Little for this one.
The old adage that we eat with our eyes couldn't be more relevant given that, our first response when a dish is served is often to whip out a smartphone, photograph the meal and share it online.
How does the presentation of our food affect our enjoyment of it?
Hygge Sunday 21 Feb 1pm
I am so excited that I get to chat with my pal Pip Lincolne about our recipe for happiness! (But first I better learn how to pronounce Hygge!)
The Danish word 'hygge' is usually translated into English as 'social cosiness' or "wellbeing'
It's a way of life rooted in togetherness and appreciating life's joys, and it's one of the reasons the people of Denmark are some of the happiest in the world. Should Australians take a leaf out of the Dane's book?
If you're around come and say hello! And let me know, do you think it will be too hot for gumboots?