I was born and raised a Yorkshire girl. As a child my mother called me a ‘good-eater’, because every meal ended with a spotlessly clean plate. Growing up I even had a reputation for being able to out-feast my uncles, who would sit back in admiration as I polished off my third helping of Sunday roast. Over the last 15 years or so nothing has changed – but now I’m here in Sydney, enjoying all of the amazing produce that Australia has to offer.
My Feast Wisely philosophy? It’s all about indulging in food as one of life’s (biggest) pleasures but doing so in a way that’s good for your body and your mind. For me this means a diet packed with fresh produce and variety that’s low on meat and sugar and free of processed foods.
Although an English-Aussie, after many trips to Italy, I’m almost Italian at heart. I love everything about the relationship the Italians have with food – it’s fresh, seasonal, local, mindful, social, generous and hearty. And I’ll happily admit that ice cream, pizza and prosecco are among my vices – because for feasting wisely means moderation not deprivation.
When not planning, preparing, eating or writing about food I’m relaxing with my husband and my two (Italian) dogs, Enzo and Vespa.
I hope you enjoy my posts and perhaps learn a little something along the way……..