Australian Food Blogger List

There’s only one thing that we love almost as much as food – and that’s talking about food! Fortunately we’re not alone in our obsession. To prove it, here’s a list of some superstar bloggers who number among our favourites. Want to be one of them? Click here to submit your profile.


Just One More Spoon

 

just one more spoonTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

A foodie since birth, I started blogging to share my food experiences with others. Now, my blog has taken a reformed focus, sharing healthier, plant based eating tips, vegan-friendly restaurant and product reviews. I hope to inspire others to follow a similar path, and that you can still be a vegan and a foodie, without depriving yourself of delicious food, and the flavours you know and love.

What does food mean to you?

Food is nourishment, and a reflection of who you are. You are what you eat.

What would you eat for your last meal?

A banquet of all the fruits that exist in the planet.

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Melbourne. A lot of creative, good quality food at less of the price compare to Sydney.


My Interesting Finds

 

my interesting findsTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

Several Finders felt difficult having experience great moments with different people while at the same time wishing they were able to share these with everyone. That’s when My Interesting Finds was created- to help share these experiences.

What does food mean to you?

Food to me means experiencing satisfaction and the satisfaction of learning. You become so satisfied from the food and you are so satisfied in learning what the food has allowed you to learn about the culture.

What would you eat for your last meal?

My Mum’s cooking. It always makes me happy no matter what she cooks. To die happily after a good meal, hell yeh!

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Sydney. It’s the multicultural city offering different food from every city around the world!


Life of Pia

 

life of piaTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

I started the ‘Life of Pia’ blog in January 2013 after a few failed attempts at personal blogging. I found it hard to blog about my life and find a balance of being honest and open but not sharing too much. When I started ‘Life of Pia’, I started going down this path again but soon found a calling in food blogging. I still do some personal posts from time but most of my posts are food related (recipes, restaurants and events).

What does food mean to you?

I grew up in a family where meals were celebrated and prepared by people with a passion for food. Cooking was done with love and gusto to be enjoyed and praised. This philosophy came from my Mum, who over the years owned a lunch bar in Victoria Park, a restaurant in Fremantle and a cafe in Mt Lawley, yet still found energy and joy to prepare a meal for the family to share. I learnt to cook through observation. As a young child, I would sit at the kitchen table and watch Mum, a master of making up dishes and using whatever ingredients were available, whip up a delicious meal with flair and ease.

What would you eat for your last meal?

My Mum’s roast dinner. There’s nothing better!

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Perth of course! We have a growing, vibrant and diverse food scene. I think there’s going to be great restaurants in every city but I’m very into supporting local, not just in food but in all aspects. #supportlocal


iMasticate

 

iMasticateTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

I love to remember all the best and worst food experiences in my life. iMasticate is the perfect place to keep all my thoughts safe and to drool over photos of food. The reviews on my blog reflect my obsession with food and bargain-hunting. Perth is home to loads of restaurants, so you should spend money where you’ll find the best value!

What does food mean to you?

We are so lucky to enjoy awesome food with family and friends. Food is where your favourite people and favourite flavours can intersect! Heaven 🙂

What would you eat for your last meal?

Entrée: Hainanese chicken rice

Main: Singapore chilli crab with fried mantou (sweet bread)

Dessert: chocolate mousse cake

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

This is a tricky question because Perth is my home turf. Melbourne and Sydney were amazing through the eyes of this excited tourist, but I am loyal enough not to crown another city as the best in Australia (hehe).


Life of a Michelle

 

Life of a MichelleTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

Hi there! I’m Michelle, a Melbourne girl in her twenties, who enjoys everything her city has to offer, which includes the great food (specifically brunch!) scene in Melbourne. My blog has a personal tone, I write about the things that interest me (including food and cooking!) and I like trying out new things and writing about my experience with them. I have previously worked with Menulog before on a review post of a Mexican eatery.

What does food mean to you?

Food means a lot to me. I enjoy eating it and cooking it, and often post food-related activities on my Instagram . Food is what brings people together, and my ideal night is catching up with friends over a plate (or several!) of warm, fresh food. Food is about trying something new and different because life is too short to waste it on mediocre dishes!

What would you eat for your last meal?

I would probably opt for soup noodles; they have become such a staple for me, especially in this dreary winter weather in Melbourne. I would definitely eat dessert in addition — no meal is complete without dessert! I like sticky date puddings with a side of vanilla ice cream.

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

I would have to say Melbourne, as I admittedly do not know enough about the other cities to make a complete decision. But Melbourne is great because of its multiculturalism, especially in the CBD, and we have cultural hubs such as Italian in Lygon Street and Greek in Oakleigh and Hong Kong in Box Hill/Glen Waverley. It’s pretty awesome being able to travel to all these areas around Melbourne, eating different cuisines. Also Melbourne is well-known for its brunch scene; I enjoy a great lunch in Degraves Street when the weather is sunny.


frenchtoastandindiepop

 

french toast and indie popTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

Food makes me happy! Food is the thing that makes you excited to crawl out of bed on a cold and grey morning with a smile on your face.

What does food mean to you?

Food makes me happy! Food is the thing that makes you excited to crawl out of bed on a cold and grey morning with a smile on your face.

What would you eat for your last meal?

French toast! No surprises there…

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Melbourne! Perth is getting there, but you can’t beat Melbourne for the awesome mix of small bars and eateries. I’m a bit of a coffee fiend so it also influences heavily in my love of the Melbourne foodie scene.


Journey From Within

 

Journey From WithinTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

I love food and am interested in what new foods are out on offer to us. Food has taken on a new light now and it seems everyone is chasing for the new hype of what is to come out. I love following social media and all to see what new is out there for me to try.

What does food mean to you?

Food is something that is vital. Not only because it is what keeps us going, but because people generally get to share a meal and catch up over food. It is a great excuse to pull people out and indulge in food, whether it is just at home or out.

What would you eat for your last meal?

French toast! No surprises there…

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Melbourne. I love the way their city is in general, and it seems they have adapted to a lot of the new food cultures fairly easily. I must say, I don’t think I’ve had much bad experiences with Melbourne Food


What’s On The list

 

What's On The listTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

G’day! By way of introduction, my name is Joanne. I am American born and bred (NY), now an Aussie who calls Australia home since 1997.

As a PASSIONATE Home Cook, I try and “inspire” people one recipe and one event at a time too!

My food blog is called What’s On The List?

I always like to contact people and companies when I have mentioned their site or recipes on my blog. I know people get ping backs about links, but always think it is more personalized this way.

It gives me great pleasure in spreading the word for local businesses and try and make locals discover new food gems in their area!

What does food mean to you?

In a nutshell, I eat, sleep, dream….did I mention eat food?

I wish I could cook 24/7 recreating exciting dishes I have eaten.

I do a lot of theme parties at home with my niche being “mini bite portions of all world cuisines!”

This is why Menulog is exciting to me as I can incorporate local businesses into future projects and in sharing the exciting experiences with my friends!

What would you eat for your last meal?

This is always an interesting question for me!

I think I would revert back to a very special childhood memory whereby for my birthday every year, I got to choose the menu! I always chose the same thing:

Rare roast beef, sliced, thing, steamed green beans, twice baked potatoes and for dessert, strawberry shortcake with LOTS of cream!

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

I would have to say without a doubt, South Australia is my favorite as there is nothing better like the local produce and wines, the local producers who you get to meet, see and hear their passion about the food and wines they love too!

Adelaide is indeed unique and as a VERY proud South Aussie, it gives me GREAT pleasure what makes our state great: Food, Wine & Tourism!


Starloz

 

StarlozTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

Hello, I’m Laura. I’m 26 years old & live in Sydney, Australia. I’m currently studying Science, majoring in Nutrition and Metabolism. My blog has become the place for me to share my life with the world in whatever way I feel like at the time.

What does food mean to you?

I have an unhealthy obsession with bubble tea, fresh juice, certain drinks at starbucks & I can not survive without sushi once a week.

What would you eat for your last meal?

Sushi… I absolutely adore Sushi.

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Sydney


Mademoiselle mange à Sydney

 

mademoiselle in sydneyTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

I’m French with a Chinese background, and when moving to Sydney, I realized I missed food from home. It started with addresses of restaurants where one could find French food that cured homesickness but changed over time. I’ve learned to love what Sydney has to offer and now blog about all kind of food experience, be it reviews about a restaurants, or recipes.

What does food mean to you?

If I weren’t married, I’d marry food. It’s a love and love relationship! I love food, and food loves my plump cheeks! Food gets everyone together. A good laksa warms you up on winter days, a piece of chocolate cake lifts up your mood, a bite of crunchy bread is a trip back to France. I remember those lazy sunday family lunches that would last until dinner. For most, it was the opportunity to catch up on the latest gossips… but for me, it was always about packing some of these awesome satay skewers in a plastic container to bring back home!

What would you eat for your last meal?

For my last meal, I’d eat at a buffet! If it’s my last meal, I want to be spoilt for choice 🙂

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Oh my, that’s a tough one. Sydney and Melbourne are pretty much on par food wise. I loved the bread they made in Melbourne… with the colder climate, the dough probably needs more time to proof and the flavors are probably more subtle? I guess I’d have to sample more Melbourne breads to verify that theory!


Why yes, I do eat constantly

 

Why yes, I do eat constantlyTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

I’m Belinda, I’m a 22 year old law student from Perth and I started my food blog by mistake. I simply came home one day and decided to start up a Blogspot for fun, thinking that no one would ever want to read it, and continued writing because I enjoyed having a creative hobby alongside my soul-sucking law studies. As I became better at writing, I realised food was my passion and have been blogging for 4 years now. Starting my food blog was probably the best “mistake” I ever made.

What does food mean to you?

For me, food is never just about how it tastes – it is about the whole experience, a reflection of people, place and culture. The people you’re with, the setting you’re in, where the food has come from, even your mood that day; all of these things can affect the way you enjoy your food. And I love being able to tell a story about that experience which is what keeps me writing. It doesn’t have to be a fancy experience at all – a meal enjoyed on your sofa curled up with your dog when you’ve had a long day at work can be just as special as a Michelin Star meal in Paris.

What would you eat for your last meal?

My mum’s deep fried chicken curry wings (Malaysian specialty) and a slab of dark chocolate with almonds.

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

MELBOURNE – the food scene is fizzing with all the things I hope Perth to blossom into one day – innovation, inspiration from other cultures, emphasis on originality and freshness, and of course, a sense of Australian pride. Sure, Australia may not be the best place to eat in the world compared to France or Japan or Italy – but we have our own dishes, our own style and I feel that Melbourne embraces that too.


Boy Meets Girl Meets Food

 

Boy Meets Girl Meets FoodTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

Boy Meets Girl Meets Food is a joint initiative with my partner- we decided to start it nearly three years ago as a way to share our love of food, with one another and anyone else, while we were in a long-distance relationship.

What does food mean to you?

Food is a way of connecting with people- that is the key belief behind our blog. Since we have started our blog, we have experienced incredible food and amazing people across five continents, and we want our ability to connect with others to only grow with time.

What would you eat for your last meal?

Oh gosh. My mom’s gobi parathas with bhindi masala and matar paneer. But also wild mushroom risotto topped with fresh black truffle shavings!

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Melbourne! I haven’t done much traveling through Australia yet (I only moved here six months ago), but I am so impressed with the diversity and commitment to quality food across various food ventures in Melbourne.


Daily Gluttony

 

Daily Gluttony

Tell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

My name is Jessica and I decided to start Daily Gluttony to share my recipes, thoughts and general food musings.

I moved from Sydney to country NSW at the start of 2012 so it has been a little city girl meets country, but we are beginning to work each other out.

I grew up in a family of food-lovers, so I was always destined to work with food. After working in food media for six years, I ventured into food blogging, recipe development and food styling. I love cooking and eating, I like to read, watch movies, I love fashion and I have a dog. I would like a cat too.

What does food mean to you?

To me food is one of the greatest joys in life. To create flavoursome, balanced meals that showcase the products in use is a true creation. I appreciate my ingredients and I allow their natural beauty and flavour to shine through in every recipe.

Through my blog I want to show people that cooking doesn’t have to be scary and that making good food is enjoyable. A meal is about satisfying desires, exploring flavors and relaxing after a long day.

To me, cooking for someone is showing them that I love them.

What would you eat for your last meal?

Toasted grilled vegetable sandwich on Afgan bread with mozzarella.

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

My favourite Australian food city is Melbourne. Fresh produce, talented Chefs and a good cup of coffee, at every meal.


Weekendfoodescapes by Lisa

 

Weekendfoodescapes by lisaTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

So, what’s your story? Hello there, my name is Lisa. I started this blog as I wanted to document some of my food adventures in my spare time.

All my blogs are just a personal reflection of my experience.

What does food mean to you?

The weekend has approached and you have escaped the daily grind of work. The world is limitless. You can do whatever you want. Through the senses of look, smell, taste; I escape through the culinary delights of Sydney eateries. Australia is such a diverse country and I feel so lucky to be able to experience so many different cuisines.

What would you eat for your last meal?

Ryo’s, Crows Nest
Wowzer! You’d think that there was a wild nightclub where Ryo’s is located with the long queues! Actually, it’s just a well known ramen joint in Crows Nest and quite well known in Sydney overall by foodies. Its presence is known mostly by reputation as it’s tucked away from the main strip of eateries in Crows Nest.

If you like lots of flavours then I highly recommend the spicey ramen. For a more subtle sensation, I picked the number 1 ramen. You come to Ryo’s you must order their famous ramen and you MUST order the delicious and mind blowing karaage chicken.

A high value ramen restaurant if you have the patience to wait. They can sit about 20 people inside and the food comes very quickly. I like the decore inside, it’s a bit quirky with their signs.

Add it to your ramen favourites like Ramen Zundo (which I blogged about) in World Square, CBD Sydney.

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

I am a Sydney-Sider through and through.

Sydney is a melting pot of multicultural which brings out the best of the best in unique cuisines. There’s also a fantastic array of asian food throughout Sydney. You don’t have to leave!


Life Currents

 

Life CurrentsTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

I’ve been a vegetarian for over 20 years, and I recently started eating sustainable seafood as well (I’ve gotten to work with some amazing groups, like the Seafood for the Future project through my local aquarium and the Island Trollers Tuna company). I’m really interested in healthy stuff, whole foods, preserving, and getting back to real foods and methods. I love learning new things, and will do research projects on different food topics. I believe that eating at home is very important, not only to our health – the food we cook at home is full of fresh veggies which have nutrients that surpass anything that we get out at a restaurant. Eating at home allows us to spend time with our families that eating out just doesn’t provide. When you cook together and sit down together with a meal that you’ve created together, there’s just so much more of a bond with each other.

What does food mean to you?

Food should be fun and healthy, fresh and yummy! Food is what brings people together for a celebration. Food is what nourishes us.

What would you eat for your last meal?

Mexican food with lots and lots of guacamole!

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

I’ve never been to Australia. I haven’t traveled much myself.


Melludee

 

MelludeeTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

I started this blog when I turned 18 to document my transition my daily life and discoveries as I transitioned from a teenager in to an adult. At the moment, I currently post food posts called “Monthly Noms”, reviews, lifestyle posts and more 🙂

What does food mean to you?

Food brings people together!
I strongly believe a good or even bad meal can unite people.

What would you eat for your last meal?

If you ask me this in a month, my answer would probably be different! But right now I’d probably say a nice juicy burger.

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Melbourne Melbourne Melbourne!
We are filled with a great variety of food and are well known for our amazing cafes.


The Ponder Room

 

The Ponder RoomTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

Like most kids I grew up seeing how high the swing would go, how fast I could inhale chocolate before being sprung, and incessantly asking ‘but why’. Unlike most, adulthood didn’t stem the flow of questions.

A 25 year career in consumer psychology, where I get to research why people do what they do, got the monkey off my back for a while, but he soon jumped back on. While my business, The Customers’ Voice helps, blogging seems to be the answer.

The Ponder Room fits into the lifestyle genre,. It began about things you might ponder on the toilet, but soon grew into a place where weary brains can rest and ponder about making the most out of their life and the inspirational people who already are.

My hope is that the blog inspires people to get out of their comfort zone, or at least the house, and try new things, be they restaurants, events, movies, and even write a book, start a business etc. Basically get the most out of their time here.

What does food mean to you?

Depends on the food. My mum’s Chocolate Fudge Pudding means winter, comfort and most of all love. I’ve even been known to eat it in summer, I know. Mangos and avocados mean ‘its good to be alive’, whereas kidneys should be banished from earth.

Fifteen years ago a health issue saw me cut out meat and diary, although I have been known to slip on the dairy front. Consequently I also associate food with keeping healthy and experimenting with different types of interesting vegetables, fish and spices.

What would you eat for your last meal?

Weird collection of my favourite things
Entrée – Anything with prawns, scallops, avocado (but definitely not Thousand Island dressing)
Main course – a medium rare steak (cooked on the BBQ with friends and family present), and some pork crackling, two things I can’t eat at the moment. A side of vegetables including roast potatoes, pumpkin, some broccoli, zucchini, artichokes and sundried tomatoes.
Dessert – mum’s oozing Chocolate Fudge pudding obviously and a side of fresh mangoes. If it’s the last meal I’ll definitely be having two desserts
Baci chocolates with a message inside saying … there’s been a mistake this isn’t your last meal after all.

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Until recently it would have been Melbourne, but now it’s Perth. In the past three years Perth has exploded with so many new restaurants and small bars it’s hard to keep up. Add in this years street art project, that saw 40 international graffiti arts transform the city’s blank walls, and it’s a great place to explore.


FishAdventuresEveryday

 

Fish Adventures EverydayTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

It was really quite a sudden decision. Eating out in restaurants has seem like such a normal, standard thing for events like birthdays, weddings, celebrations, and just social gatherings in general, that I never really gave it much thought. But being responsible for planning the food aspect of a particular family event one day, it made me realise the extensive list of things I needed to consider in order for everyone to have a good time (and what makes a good dining experience). After that, I started my blog in hoping to bring out the importance of a good dining experience to others, as well as fuelling my passion to discuss food.

What does food mean to you?

It’s definitely what I think about pretty much the whole day; waking up in the morning (or afternoon), I immediately ponder what one should have for breakky! Increasingly, it’s been more about the art and skill behind it, as well as the experience around consuming it, and not just the taste itself.

What would you eat for your last meal?

Nachos. Extra cheese. Topped with KFC chicken.

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

It’d be Sydney. Maybe because I live here and have experienced most of my food adventures here; but at the same time I feel that Melbourne’s food scene is beginning to lean a tad too much towards the presentation rather than the experience. Although their options do seem to be more extensive in variety!


BoyEatsWorld

 

Boy Eats WorldTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

Tell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.
I’m a freelance travel writer and editor and mum to a six-year old food obsessed son and toddler daughter. Our blog, BoyEatsWorld, was inspired by the words of that great cartoon sage, Babar the Elephant, who said “Part of the fun of sailing through life is tasting different ways to live”.

BOYEATSWORLD is about sharing our experiences as we introduce our kids, and especially my junior journo and restaurant reviewer, to a world of customs, culture and cuisine, with a side order of family fun as we venture on a food safari for the kindy set.

What does food mean to you?

Family. Wherever we travel in the world it is food that forms the centerpiece for family gatherings, celebrations and ritual. Meal times are where I reconnect and share with my own family of fearless foodies.

What would you eat for your last meal?

That’s a tough one. I have so many favourites and it would depend on what I was craving at that moment.. though it would more than likely involve duck. To be honest, as long as it was fresh and well cooked, I’d be more concerned about who I ate my last meal with than where or what.

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Love Melbourne’s food culture but as Sydneysider I have to say Sydney because it where we graze.


Yiis Daily

 

Yiis DailyTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

Hi. I’m Serena. I started my blog to document my days for myself (despite the boringness of my days). As I got older, I started trying new foods/restaurants, products and going to new places. As a result, my blog now revolves about my current lifestyle and adventures.

What does food mean to you?

Food is an adventure – it can take you a totally different place in the world. Therefore, it’s important to have top quality food anywhere and anytime.

What would you eat for your last meal?

A beautiful home-cooked Chinese meal made by no one other than my mum!

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Sydney. Although my food adventures have been quite limited, I believe that Sydney has the best to offer in both quality and variety in all cuisines.


The City Lane

 

The City LaneTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

I’m an Australian travel and food photographer and writer. Originally from Perth, I spent 3 years living in London before moving to Melbourne in 2012.

I blog about my travel experiences and review eating and drinking spots in Melbourne and around the world.

Desk-bound consultant/finance/law guy depending on the day, I’m an avid traveller, gourmand and budding photographer outside of office hours. I love to explore new places and learn about different cultures. Currently, my fiancée and I are working on becoming location independent, and turning these passions into our full-time life.

What does food mean to you?

Food is so important to so many people. It’s what binds families together and forms the backbone of so many cultures. One can learn so much about a country and its people through its food, and the experiences that evolve from a simple meal.

What would you eat for your last meal?

It might sound like a cop-out, but I like so many different types of food that it would honestly come down to what I felt like eating at that very moment.

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Melbourne. The sheer variety of places to eat at that offer food from all over the world is unbeatable. There are the old favourites, and a constant stream of new places to try. We are truly spoiled in Melbourne.


Bubfriendly

 

BubfriendlyTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

I am a mother of two and owner of parenting and lifestyle blog – Bubfriendly. I pride myself on finding the best deals, services, activites, family friendly restaurants and would like to introduce the results of my findings as well as share my adventures with fellow mums and dad and other families.

What does food mean to you?

EVERYTHING!!! I love to eat!!!! Spicy food is on top of the list but as we have little kids, we always make sure there is something healthy on the table.
Here’s one of our favourite food – as we have it on our blog – FISH aka Brain Food!

What would you eat for your last meal?

A degustation meal at Berowra Waters Inn – my hubby took me there for my birthday one year – an unforgettable experience!!!
We wrote about it on our blog!

Those perfectly cooked Canadian scallops – melts in my mouth!!! YUMMY!!!!

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Definitely SYDNEY !!! Our hometown!!!! So much to offer and so much left to explore!!!! It’s a fantastic never ending culinary adventure!!!!


A Photo is Worth a Thousand Words

 

A Photo is Worth a Thousand WordsTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

Hi,

My name is Rico and I’m a Melbourne Food Blogger.

I’ve always been one to try a bit of everything, no matter how strange or different it is.
Through this I started trying a lot of food and I got inspired by another friend of mine who was blogging at the time. I thought to myself that I could also blog these little food travels I do since they do happen on more than occasion.

What does food mean to you?

Food means an experience to me.
It is a chance to experience a culture’s food while also to experience the chefs skills honed over the years.

What would you eat for your last meal?

My last meal would be a Japanese dish.

Most likely Ramen or a Katsudon.

Ramen is a noodle soup which incorporates the flavours of every ingredient in a big bowl.

Katsudon is battered pork which is deep fried pork strips served in a onion, pea and egg omelette on top of rice.

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

It would have to be FItzroy.

It is the center of Melbourne’s food movement right now and has so many restaurants popping up from burgers to Spanish food to Vietnamese food as well.


Alfred’s Blog

 

Alfreds BlogTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

I moved to Western Australia about four years ago. Since then, I started my blog trying to document this new chapter of my life. I planned to write anything regarding the move, however, end up most of the articles are food & wine related.

What does food mean to you?

Enjoyment of life.
A moment could be just stimulating your taste bud if eating alone. Or perhaps a more wonderful moment having good food and wine with friends, sharing anything possible !

What would you eat for your last meal?

I would prefer to cook for myself then. Pick whatever fresh from the market to my liking (mostly seafood I think).

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Melbourne? Sydney ? No…
Probably I would pick Margaret River !
With all the beautiful vineyards (of course great wines as well), this complements the dining very much. Even for take away, it would easily come with a white sandy beach and lovely sunset !


Six Little Hearts

 

Six Little HeartsTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

I am a Mum to six young kids. I am a former career woman (advertising industry) who traded in my skills for a different kind of life.
I blog about parenting and do product review of goods and services of interest to a Mum / women’s / children’s and baby market.
I also blog recipes and I really enjoy baking sweets and cakes!
Melbourne is my home and playground and my blog explores her too.

What does food mean to you?

Food means nourishment, happiness, joy and colour. I love to eat foods from around the world and wish I did it more often! My favourite dishes are those from Thailand, Asia in general and Japan.

What would you eat for your last meal?

I had a great Mongolian beef yesterday so that springs to mind! I love roasts and beef Rendang – to be honest, it would take me a year to answer this question!

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Melbourne! Hands down! I love my Melbourne – so many cultures have brought their food gifts to Australia and we are the luckiest city by far!


Ask Sarah – Surviving Life With Flair!

 

Ask SarahTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

Sometimes when you make radical changes, something very good and very unexpected happens. Ask Sarah worked in finance before chucking it in. She’d always shared recipes and cleaning tips with friends and family and frequently received panicked calls about recipes gone wrong or unusual stains. But she increasingly found she was providing help to strangers on the internet. Ask Sarah was born.

Ask Sarah really is about surviving life with flair. There can always be something new for dinner that doesn’t require a degree in chemistry, cleaning can be simple and beauty can be basic. You can even stitch up an outfit over the weekend.

Ask Sarah is now a thriving community that includes tips, recipes, beauty hacks and sewing how to’s and Bitchin’ in the Kitchen a more personal & social issues focused blog.

What does food mean to you?

Food is the soul of daily life.

What would you eat for your last meal?

A delicate salad of radish, beetroot, cress & fetta, then an earthy lentil soup, then a cheesy asparagus crepe. A fruity dessert of berries, mango, passionfuit and coconut with a key lime pie. And lastly, vintage cheddar & parmesan with wafer biscuits. Mclaren vale wines throughout and a gin gibson with my cheese.

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Adelaide of course! Because we have the best local produce, cheese, wine, beer and meats and there is no place like home!


RMIT Newintstudents

 

RMIT NewintstudentsTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

I love to work with International students about fun things to do in Melbourne and cheap eats

What does food mean to you?

luxury

What would you eat for your last meal?

Sushi

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Melbourne because it has lots and lots of good food stuff. All the TV chefs come from Melbourne


Eatnik

 

EatnikTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

I have always been a food lover, and now I’m putting that passion to good use by studying nutrition and dietetics & exercise and movement science at university. Many people believe that a love of food is a little bit of a burden, especially when you’re trying to focus on healthy eating; however, I disagree. Maintaining a nutritious balanced diet is not as difficult and as taste-free as you think.

What does food mean to you?

Eatnik is my outlet for my everyday eating stories and adventures and I endeavour to write about anything that inspires me. It is not a crime to indulge every so often, in fact I encourage it. Food is wonderful, and when eaten in proportion brings nothing but enjoyment to every aspect of life. Food is social, artistic and creative as much as it is sustenance; combine it with a healthy mind and lifestyle and you dramatically improve quality of life.

What would you eat for your last meal?

I would eat steamed dumplings for my last meal. Perhaps in a yum cha style setting? Plates and plates of delicious meat, vegetable and seafood dumplings is my idea of heaven.

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

It’s too difficult to choose one. My home town Brisbane is very up and coming in terms of restaurants, cafes and bars. I love exploring and sampling everything there is to offer here, but I also enjoy a visit to Sydney and Melbourne for a food adventure.


Marinda Leigh

Marinda Leigh

Tell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

To share with the world our views, passions, points of view and life missions.

Marinda Leigh is a magazine styled blog set out to discover great things in life and share it with the world starting from the beautiful city of Perth, Western Australia.

What does food mean to you?

Marinda Leigh’s lives revolve around food. Food is what brings people together and sets a certain lifestyle. We lead a lifestyle of wining and dining and enjoying life to the fullest.

What would you eat for your last meal?

We don’t think like at Marinda Leigh. Every meal is to be enjoyed in the moment, not to take with us to the afterlife.

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Perth because it’s a burgeoning culture hub with amazing food, cultures and wine. Perth is the pride of Marinda Leigh and we aim to let the world know how amazing it is.


Go Bake Yourself

 

Go Bake YourselfTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

Hello! I am a teenager who has recently started university, though I have been blogging since the end of year 10. I am a vegetarian, so majority of my love for food is in baked goods, be it complex pastries or simple, microwave baked brownies!

I decided to start blogging when I started baking incessantly and amassing a collection of photos. I wanted to share the story behind them, be it successes or failures, and meet people from all around the world who understood my passion!

What does food mean to you?

The idea of ‘food’ for me goes beyond nourishment, and even flavour. ‘Food’ to me, symbolises my childhood memories, and I associate it with all the memorable parts of my life, be it with friends or family! Food means the world to me in more ways than associations, because it also represents my creativity and an outlet for me in which I can just relax and enjoy myself with full abandon!

What would you eat for your last meal?

For my last meal, I would probably ask for a smorgasbord because it is too difficult for me to choose one cuisine! I would have an incredible Florence pizza (sundried tomatoes, feta and onions) from my local pizzeria, thai chilli basil noodles overloaded with pan-fried tofu, naan bread slathered with mango pickle and vietnamese rice cakes dripping with peanut sauce!

And I haven’t even thought about my dessert afterwards!

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

I have not experienced many Australian cities food for a while, and though I hear Melbourne is the place to go, I am quite content, if not completely happy, with Sydney’s vast range of cuisines! Everywhere I go, I can find a mix of Lebanese, Italian and Thai food all on the same strip! What more could I ask for?


Maid In Australia

 

Maid In AustraliaTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

I’m a mum, writer, pet-pamperer, who hate housework and homework. When I grow up I want pony. When I started my blog, it was a way to write my way out of depression and divorce, but it became a way to find a pathway to happiness. It now follows my family’s travels – in life, food, Queensland and beyond!

What does food mean to you?

Food is more than nourishment. It is love. It is the most intimate thing we can do/create for another person. We make it with our hands and our love … our loved ones put it in their mouths, and enjoy it – and it sustains them.

What would you eat for your last meal?

Lobster, champagne, bugs, vegemite, toast, champagne, margaritas, fruit, margaritas, champagne

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Cairns – the best of fusion, fruit, seafood, the lot


The Skinny

 

The SkinnyTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

After having caught the travel bug and living overseas for the best part of three years (in the UK and backpacking around Europe) I thought I could never live in boring old Perth again. It was so small and so very far away from everywhere else. However, returning home in late 2011 with zero funds to go anywhere again (and a not inconsiderable debt to the parents to repay) I was forced to stay put for a while. Luckily for me I soon noticed that Perth seemed no longer to be the dreary little backwater that I had fled years before. Cool small bars abounded, new and exciting restaurants were opening all the time and the city just seemed to have a buzz about it. Things were finally happening and little old Perth seemed to be well on its way to becoming the modern, cosmopolitan city that it was always meant to be. That being said, cool and interesting things to see, do, eat and drink can still sometimes be a little difficult to find, so I started The Skinny both as a means of helping people to better enjoy their city and also to support businesses and events that I think make Perth a better place to live.

What does food mean to you?

Food means everything to me. It occupies most of my time, energy and thoughts; weather it be eating it, writing about it, cooking it, photographing it or just daydreaming about past and upcoming meals. More than that, I think food is fundamental to the human experience and the best way to communicate across a cultural divide. You might not be able to speak the same language as someone else, but cook for them (or have them cook for you) and you’ll have shared something fundamental about your life, culture and upbringing that transcends the verbal. Food, for me, is also about the whole experience; it’s about so much more than what’s on the plate in front of you. It’s about where you eat it, how it’s served, who you share it with and what that particular meal means to you.

What would you eat for your last meal?

This is always a tough question for me as what I want to eat at any given moment depends entirely how I’m feeling at that particular time. That being said, if I were to be placed in the rather morose position of having to choose my last meal I suppose it would have to be the ultimate in comfort food; something that is warm and hearty, that reminds you of your family and makes you feel happy and safe. Given those parameters I’d have to say I’d choose a roast cooked by my Mum (with all the trimmings) with a nice glass of shiraz from Dad’s cellar followed by her amazing chocolate self saucing pudding and vanilla ice cream.

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Perth of course! Not only is it the subject of my entire blog but it has, in my humble opinion, the fastest growing and most interesting culinary scene alongside a whole bunch of hidden and underrated gems.


Happiness and Things

 

Happiness and ThingsTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

Happiness and Things is a personal Sydney lifestyle blog that revolves around everything that makes me happy about, well, living in Sydney.

I visit places near and far and I write about the latest events in Sydney, interesting local businesses, fantastic restaurants, and stuff to do on the weekend which is a weekly standard feature.

I am member of the Google City Experts, a mum of two (ages 5&7), an online media professional, German, Australian by choice, lover of all foods, and very curious about the world.

What does food mean to you?

To me food is an art form and a celebration! Food reflects culture and identity, it is basis for social gatherings, it is sensual, colorful, artistic, creative, re-inventing itself all the time and it’s utterly satisfying. I cannot understand people who couldn’t care less about what they put in their mouth or who have an analytic approach to their diet.

What would you eat for your last meal?

Good question! And too hard to answer for me!

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Why, Sydney of course. I love the fact that you can get anything here – Asian, Western, Middle East, South American cuisine – no issues at all. Prices are good too. And if you need a special setting, great views, etc. then Sydney is clearly the top choice in Australia.


Jargon by Julia

 

jargon by juliaTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

I’m Julia and i’m addicted to writing about food.
I guess a big part of me writing about food and restaurants is less actually about that and more about how they make me feel. How they inspire me in such a way that i want to put it into words. I could write about them until the cows come home. And onto my plate… Medium-rare… Alongside pomme frites… Where was i?

What does food mean to you?

Food is something that brings families together at the end of a day. It’s what a man and a woman fall in love over on a first date (be it a kebab at 3am after one too many vodka soda). What you give to loved ones in hard times. It’s something that makes every day a little better. Food is our fuel, but it’s so much more than that. I think about food a lot, can you tell? I mean, I love to eat it, but i love thinking about it more. Food can tell a story better than any writer could. But, well, i try..

What would you eat for your last meal?

2,000 natural oysters

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Melbourne, where else?!


Grazing Panda

 

grazing pandaTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

I am a Panda-loving Melbournian who enjoys, loves and is passionate about food, photography and travel.

I am constantly on the lookout for new restaurants and cafes to try out – especially looking for amazing desserts, great coffee, interesting combination of flavours as well as a great ambiance and vibe! It was because of these reasons together with the fact that I used to photograph all the food we used to eat that my friends suggested I start a blog – and here we are today with Grazing Panda.

My favourite part of a dish is the mix of ingredients, flavours and seeing how a dish comes plated out. I love interesting and unique plating up techniques.

What does food mean to you?

Food means a lot to me! There is nothing better than something that can bring people from all walks of life together – be it being from different walks of life, culture and language.

Food can bring a little bit of joy and sunshine into everyone’s lives – from cooking a dish from scratch with loved ones to going out to a fine dining restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. It is so versatile and special!

My first memory of food is of my Mum cooking a multitude of dishes for a dinner party she was hosting. There was so much energy, effort, care and love that she put into each meal she cooked. It’s something that I want to be able to do in the future just as she did.

What would you eat for your last meal?

I would love to eat a home cooked meal – there is nothing like Mum’s Chicken Curry, Eggplant Curry and Potato Curry served with Yellow Rice.

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

MELBOURNE!!! I love that there are new places – be it cafes, restaurants for dinner or even just pop-up stores – that are opening up almost every day! There is such diversity, experience, fresh produce and great mix of flavours in every food venue in Melbourne. There are also some great fit-out and designs in each of the foodie places, along with great customer service. And of course Melbourne has some of the best coffee in the world – you cannot look past that!


Bake Play Smile

 

Bake Play SmileTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

My name is Lucy and I’m a wife, a primary school teacher, a wannabe baker, a lover of all things sweet, a total and utter over-organiser, an obsessive neat-freak and a bit of a stress-head! Most importantly of all, I love to pop on my apron, whip up a storm in the kitchen and connect with my lovely readers. I first started Bake Play Smile in May 2013 as a way to share my recipes and cooking adventures with my friends and family. What started as a little hobby, has become one of the best things I’ve ever done. I’m still a primary school teacher by day, but at night (and ridiculously early in the morning!!) blogging about baking is my other passion. I feel very lucky to be able to have two such wonderful “jobs”. I have a big sweet tooth and I always try out all of my recipes. I just don’t eat the whole cake, slice or batch of cookies… otherwise I would have to take up running full-time!

What does food mean to you?

To me the most important thing about food is sharing it with family, friends and loved ones. There is nothing better than sitting down to a beautiful meal, a glass of wine and great company. I’m also a serial food-pusher and show my love to people through food… just ask my hubby!

What would you eat for your last meal?

Oh gosh, that’s hard!! I think it would have to be a beautiful pasta with crusty bread followed by a decadently rich chocolate molten cake with salted caramel sauce and ice-cream!

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Oh absolutely Melbourne… hands-down! There are so many amazing restaurants and cafes in Melbourne – most of them hidden in gorgeous little laneways. Mind you, I’m a bit biased as I’m a Melbourne girl!! To be honest, I think we’re pretty lucky with the quality of food anywhere in Australia!


Queen of Bad Timing

 

Queen of Bad TimingTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

I’m a marketing girl and food blogger who loves exploring new restaurants, street eats & recipes to share. I started my blog as a celebration of all things edible from nose to tail.

What does food mean to you?

Food is not just sustenance, it’s a way of life. The best kind of people are those who love to eat!

What would you eat for your last meal?

Oysters

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Melbourne – though Perth is fast catching up. It’s all about delicious foods at affordable prices.


Squeaky Kitchen

 

Squeaky KitchenTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

Hello! My name is June, a mid-20 something year old based in sunny Perth.

Two years ago, I left my glorious university life behind me. For the first time, I was able to afford good food. I had also just read The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan which completely reinvented my eating choices. I still couldn’t justify the hefty bills of eating out and decided to sharpen up my non-existent culinary skills.

My blog is testament to the fact it doesn’t take a trained chef or a grand mother with umpteenth years of cooking experience to know how to cook mighty tasty things.

What does food mean to you?

Food makes the world go round! Definitely mine and perhaps a bit more too much in the literal sense as well for my liking.

What would you eat for your last meal?

Cake. Lots of it.

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Perth, of course. I cannot live without my local farmers market!


Urban Chic Guides

 

Urban Chic GuidesTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

Entrepreneur, event planner, foodie, wine enthusiast and serial traveler. Food blogger.

It’s fair to say I have spent the majority of my free time eating and entertaining my way through the globe’s greatest cities. When I’m not busy planning dinners and events and consulting to some of the world’s top and most discerning CEO’s, that is. Many an event venue has been found and restaurant recommendation lovingly penned by my hand and thus, Urban Chic Guides was born.

I believe wholeheartedly in foods ability to bring people together, to share and connect and it is this passion that drives Urban Chic Guides. Watch this space and get your appetites ready!

What does food mean to you?

Quite simply, food is my life. In fact, food defines me. My travel itineraries revolve around eating and drinking in the city I am visiting. My most memorable memories involve food in one way or another. Food connects all of us. For me it is about sharing, spending time with the people you love and care about and being happy. Food can create that.

What would you eat for your last meal?

It could be anywhere in the world, eating anything – so long as my treasured family and friends are there to share it with me.

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Well, Sydney of course! We have a melting pot of cuisines in Sydney and some amazing chefs and restaurants. I wake up every morning excited about the dining opportunities that await me.


The Food Diary by CK

 

The Food Diary by CKTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

We both loved trying out new restaurants and also taking photos – it made sense to combine both and create a fun little hobby that we enjoyed together.

What does food mean to you?

Food isn’t just eating, if it’s done right food is also an experience that we share together.

What would you eat for your last meal?

What wouldn’t we eat? Though if we had no choice we would probably pick a degustation from our ‘top rated’ restaurant which frequently changes as we discover new places.

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Sydney is the obvious choice here, but Melbourne is definitely a close second =)


Friendly Little Kitchen

 

Friendly Little KitchenTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

Hi all, I’m Steph! Born and bred in Melbourne, I work full time in Marketing, but can otherwise be found in my kitchen where my love of food really comes alive. After being diagnosed with fructose malabsorption a few years ago, I had the daunting experience of changing the way I ate and viewed the world of food. My passion for cooking, baking and eating, along with embracing my new way of eating on a low FODMAP diet, motivated me to start blogging. I share my food journey and recipes on www.friendlylittlekitchen.com.

What does food mean to you?

In two short words – good times! Sharing food amongst loved ones is pure happiness and everything I love in life (apart from a few special people of course). If I’m not eating delicious food, and even when I am, I’m day-dreaming about food, thinking about what I will have for my next meal or creating recipes for future baking days.

What would you eat for your last meal?

Wood fired spelt pizza with buffalo mozzarella and hot salami, a big side of roasted potato chips, and mounds of gelato to finish off 😉

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Melbourne, without a doubt. This wonderful city spoils me for choice daily of amazing cafes, restaurants and bars offering up new and exciting menus. No other city has such a broad array and variety, both culturally and experientially. Heaps of great farmers markets are easily accessible and stocked with fresh and organic produce from the Greater Melbourne and Victoria. And it’s incredibly intolerance friendly!


Next Stop: Food

 

Nextstop foodTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

Our blog originally started with 4 friends and now 2 remain carrying on the blogs legacy. What started with a simple conversation over dinner about starting a blog about our adventures, actually happened and here we are 2 years later. We like to review food in general, be it street food, recipes or restaurants. We like to write about food that makes us happy and content in our lives. Blogging has opened so many doors and opportunities for us and we have met many great people in the community through doing so. Having done this for so long, I cant imagine what we would be doing without this.

What does food mean to you?

Food is essential for us to survive as human beings. But trying everything, well that is what we aim to do and eat our favourites again. We have eaten many weird and wonderful things by eating at different restaurants. I think there is a fine line with what is edible and what can be considered tasty. Having grown up eating delicious food most of my life, I can dare say that I appreciate when someone else cooks. The love, care, creativity and hard work that goes into food can be tasted in a single bite and it is much appreciated.

What would you eat for your last meal?

For me it would be my Dads Chinese Braised Chicken and Shiitake in Soy Sauce. I grew up on this dish and it is a clearly a favourite of mine. Felicia could not live without Pork Belly, we always get this dish when it is on the menu.

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Sydney of course! This is the city where our blog started and every week a new restaurant can pop up and surprise you. Even places you never knew existed. A close second would be Melbourne, they have some fine restaurants there.


Mon’s Adventures

 

Mon's AdventuresTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

I love telling stories and also finding new places to eat – so I thought why not combine the two? I’d played with the idea for a long time, as I was worried it would be a hobby that I would forget. I didn’t finally commit myself to it until last year and I am enjoying sharing my new finds and experiences with people more and more each day!

What does food mean to you?

Food is a great way to catch up with friends and have a social event. Some people prefer drinks, but for me I prefer a good meal. Furthermore, food is a way to encapsulate and expose various cultures, that you wouldn’t normally expose yourself to.

What would you eat for your last meal?

I would say Pringles, but I guess that’s not a meal huh? I think I would choose Red Spice Road’s pork belly or Chin Chin’s twice cooked beef followed by their banana roti – heaven.

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Melbourne is the foodie capital these days and there’s no question why. New cafes and spots open up constantly, and you will never run out of places to eat, whether it’s for brunch or dinner.


Kimba’s Kitchen

 

Kimba's KitchenTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

Initially it was started just so I can keep a journal of family recipes, and share it with anyone who is interested. It then became a creative outlet for me to experiment and try new recipes. It then evolved into anything related to food, restaurant reviews, food product reviews, food events, etc.

I am a Stay Home Mum based in Melbourne and blogging is a great way for me to express my interests and work from home. My education background is a Degree in Marketing and I have worked in the corporate world prior to having children in Sales & Marketing, and Social Media is very close to my heart.

What does food mean to you?

Food is essentially what makes me happy after my husband and children, so it is very much up there in my list!

What would you eat for your last meal?

A whole suckling pig. No kidding.

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Melbourne… or maybe Sydney. I do enjoy enjoy dining in Sydney as I have been there many times in my previous life for work… both cities have amazing variety of food from so many different cultures and food has evolved tremendously in both cities incorporating modern cooking techniques and both cities have kept up with the food standards across the world.


All About Missy

 

All About MissyTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

Stylist, writer, blogger and speaker – Missy Robinson is an enlightened soul, as evidenced by her chic and unique sense of style, and her passion for sharing insights that are beyond skin deep.

All About Missy is dedicated to sharing all things in ‘fashion’ and ‘lifestyle’ that are fabulous and cool, but Missy has also opened up this space to reflect more about her life – the day-to-day highs and lows of living with Bipolar Disorder.

Missy is proud to be an advocate for raising awareness about mental health, and has recently been selected as a speaker for SANE Australia, the national mental health charity.

She has worked professionally with numerous high profile lifestyle brands, popular women’s consumer magazines, celebrities, and many fashion designers and brands. Her portfolio is expanding however, thanks to the innovative opportunity she is offering new and potential clients who want to work with her with a view to more widely promoting an understanding of mental health within the community. She says, “Mental illness is real, it’s not made up; no one chooses to live like this. I’m passionate about sharing this information and using my influence and love of fashion, blogging and style as a vehicle for getting the message across.

What does food mean to you?

Food is such a massive part of keeping me well and keeping me social. But I love exploring new tastes and sharing them with my readers and the loved ones in my life.

What would you eat for your last meal?

My last meal was a huge bowl of fresh fruit salad – we are so lucky to be able to enjoy such a delicious range of fruits in this country – and some low fat passionfruit and taro yoghurt.

I love that healthy food can be so foodgasmic!

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

I’m lucky enough to have a job that allows me to review dining venues here in my own home city of the sunny Gold Coast, and the variety, the quality and customer service I’ve had have been some of the most memorable and delectable evenings I’ve experienced.


Simon Food Favourites

 

Simon Food FavouritesTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

I’ve always loved food, except when I was very young and fussy and hated vegetables, and wanted to somehow record all my favourite dishes I’d come across and be able to share the experience and details with friends and other food lovers. A blog seemed to be a great way to keep a record of my findings which I started back in October 2008 during Good Food Month.

What does food mean to you?

Everything, and photographing it is just as important.

What would you eat for your last meal?

Freshly Shucked Oysters & Lobster

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Sydney because that’s where I live so I don’t have to go as far to get a good feed


Sydney Chic Lifestyle Blog

 

Sydney Chic Lifestyle BlogTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

I’ve been online marketing for over a decade, including blogging. In late 2013 I decided I wanted a different type of blog, rather than the motivational/inspirational one that I had for a number of years, so Sydney Chic was born. I had no idea that it would grow so rapidly in such a short time.

Apart from being the Editor of Sydney Chic, I am a digital radio host, social media marketer & speaker. I’m currently in the process of finishing off a book which I hope to have published by early 2015.

What does food mean to you?

I have to be very careful with my diet as I have a serious illness called Crohn’s Disease. I have refused all medications and have managed to keep myself healthy by diet, therefore food means everything to me. It can be my life force or it can be detrimental to my health.

What would you eat for your last meal?

Homemade potato and onion rosti stack, with medium poached egg, smoked salmon, asparagus, rocket & small hollandaise sauce. Served with a glass of champagne & orange. That is because Breakfast is my most favourite meal.

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

“Put another Shrimp on the Barbie” because I love getting together for a bbq and the smell and taste of Barbequed Prawns.


No Worries Cooking and Baking

 

No Worries Cooking and BakingTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

I am gluten intolerant and wanted to show people that it is easy to create yummy new recipes or re-create old favourites the healthy way, without gluten, dairy, soy, or refined sugar. My recipes are almost all very low sugar, use healthy substitutes for gluten free flour, and therefore suitable for a wide range of allergies and dietary choices. As my recipes are easy and fun to make, they are also ideal for busy mums. Each recipe can be flexibly adapted to all types of allergies and intolerances or dietary preferences such as vegan.

What does food mean to you?

Food means everything to me – and after being diagnosed as gluten intolerant, I put even more thought into what I put into my and my family’s mouths. Food has to taste great – but it also needs to be healthy to balance out our busy day-to-day lives. And it needs to be easy to prepare. This is where my blog comes to the rescue, as it shows that allergy-friendly homemade foods are tasty, and you don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen.

What would you eat for your last meal?

That would probably be thin-crust pizza with salami, anchovies, and olives – for my last meal, I might as well have gluten!

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Melbourne, of course – don’t think I need to explain that, do I?


What Can I Bake?

 

What Can I BakeTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

I’m a Perth gal who started to blog about 4 years ago when I became a Mother and had a lot of time at home to cook and experiment with baking. I also dined out weekly and wanted to share the food and places I ate around Perth with my friends and family!

What does food mean to you?

Food to me means happiness and creativity. Taking seasonal produce and creating something that’s either simple and comforting or gourmet and out-of-your-comfort zone.

What would you eat for your last meal?

My last meal would be a massive big breakfast!

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Perth, of course! haven’t lived anywhere else and haven’t travelled abroad since I became interested in food.


Padaek

PadaekTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

Padaek is a Lao-Australian food blog. I started Padaek to document my journey with food and art. C’mon over and say hi! 😀

What does food mean to you?

To me, food means art and culture, and a blessing.

What would you eat for your last meal?

Nothing. Maybe a glass of water… and a Kingston and Monte Carlo, or two. 🙂

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Sydney, because I’m a local, but I’m sure other cities have excellent food too!


The Chef, his wife and their PERTHfect life

 

The Chef, his wife and their PERTHfect lifeTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

I’ve always had a huge love of food – it was a running joke when I met, then married a Chef. I followed some A-Mazing Perth food blogs for a couple of years then one day it hit me – “I could do this!” I kept my epiphany to myself for a bit – eventually growing the courage to take a chance and try something new. I wanted to bring something new to the blogosphere – I’m married to a chef, so he gives me his expert opinion every time we eat out!

What does food mean to you?

Food means a lot. Not just fancy fine dining, but a casual burger with my family. It brings people together – that’s what I love the most about it.

What would you eat for your last meal?

I’m rather addicted to pork belly and pork ribs – so anything including a bit of porkiness would be great – cooked by Chef of course!

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Perth. Sure I’m biased… We are in the middle of a huge change in Perth. The once sleepy city has really come of age from a dining point of view in the last two years. There’s a new small bar or hip restaurant opening every week and there is so much more to come with our Elizabeth Quay development, City Link project and Crown Towers. Exciting times!


The Spice Adventuress

 

The Spice AdventuressTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

I am the quintessential ‘Jack of all trades’ (though I do not like to say, master of none) when it comes to cooking. I love to experiment with ingredients and you will find my own fusions and twists here along with some age-old classics which I believe, are best left untouched. I am on a quest, to unravel the mysteries of spices, re-discover old ones, find new meaning for existing ones and in the process, create my own signature blends too.

What does food mean to you?

It is a medium to transcend cultural barriers

What would you eat for your last meal?

Mexican tacos

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Melbourne – for the café culture


Dancing Through Sunday

 

Dancing Through SundayTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

Hi! I’m Bec, I live in Melbourne. I’m obsessed with breakfast foods. I love to cook for people I care about. I am business minded but have a creative heart.

Dancing Through Sunday is about enjoying the little things in life, like a Sunday brunch.

Whilst reading my blog you will find delicious healthy recipes to inspire you to cook wholesome, tasty food at home. I started Dancing Through Sunday to share my love of simple home cooking with my friends!

What does food mean to you?

Food is a way to connect, nourish and indulge! As long as it’s all fresh, delicious and balanced. I find myself cooking for the people I love all the time and sharing food is my favourite hobby!

What would you eat for your last meal?

Cheesy mash potatoes, mushroom stroganoff, a side of broccoli, gnocchi and sticky date pudding. What a combo!

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

MELBOURNE. Do I need to give an answer? The ingrained cultures of Melbourne has ensured we have a diverse and multicultural delicious hot pot of traditional foods but we have chefs that dare to challenge and have some amazing fusion food too. The Coffee in Melbourne cannot be matched anywhere else in this world. Trust me on that one!


VegFusion

VegFusionTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

I started VegFusion because I enjoy food immensely and I wanted to share my experience with other people.I believe strongly that just because you choose not to eat meat does not mean that you cannot be a “foodie” and have a much wider and varied repertoire than just pasta or salad. VegFusion showcases just that.

I studied nutrition related subjects in Australia and while I was doing that, my food and nutrition related articles have been published back in Turkey (my home country) in a magazine called Agroskop.

I now finished my nutrition related studies and am certified in many areas such as Clinical Nutrition, Advanced Ayurveda, Vegetarian and Vegan Nutrition, Food and Environmental Allergies and am also a Master Therapist of Natural Therapies.

What does food mean to you?

Food, for me, is all about sharing. I absolutely love having people around my dinner table, enjoying great food together.

What would you eat for your last meal?

Deep-fried vegan calamari with traditional tartare sauce
Home-made potato chips
Mixed vegetable salad
Herbie garlic bread

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Sydney. Because everything new and innovative happens in Sydney first.


Missy Ness Food Train of Thought

Missy Ness Food Train of ThoughtTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

Average girl with a lot of food photos….and I eat a lot.

I like to eat so much, it’s all I ever talk about. So might as well blog about it!

What does food mean to you?

Food is social, cheerful and survival

My late grandfather, taught me the enjoyment and power that food has. It doesn’t just give you energy, it also brings people together and reason to celebrate. He may not be here anymore, but I live the spirit he taught me from a young age daily!

What would you eat for your last meal?

My mum’s cooking. She makes a kickass Loh Mee and Hokkien Noodles!

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Melbourne.


Neetu’s Tasty Treats

Neetu's Tasty TreatsTell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

I am just a simple gal who developed a passion for cooking just after marriage. What started of initially as something to do to survive, turned out to be something that I turned to, purely because I find cooking to be therapeutic and a total stress buster! My aim is to reach out to people who believe that they cannot cook, coz I believe that if I can cook, so can u!

What does food mean to you?

For me, food is not just fuel for your body. I believe food has the power to unite 2 people who do not talk to each other. I believe that good food not only satisfies your hunger but actually brings people closer together. There is no greater pleasure than watching people enjoy my food. For me, that is the biggest reward!

What would you eat for your last meal?

My last meal has to be anything my mom makes. For me, she is the ultimate food queen.I would insist she make me rice and fish curry.

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Sydney, simply because it’s a food lover’s haven. U turn anywhere, there’s just food, food and more food!


Dalia cooks

Dalia

Tell us about yourself and why you decided to start your blog.

I am 30 years old and I currently am living in Perth (Western Australia). I started to blog because I wanted to share my life story along with interesting recipes. I wanted my blog to be like a diary.

What does food mean to you?

I love everything about food and there is no greater joy than cooking and sharing a beautiful and generous meal. Food equals love, honesty and generosity.

What would you eat for your last meal?

A warm Baklava

What’s your favourite Australian food city? Why?

Perth in Western Australia. There are a lot of great cafe with great coffee and food. Perth’s food scene is developing so quickly with some amazing restaurants with authentic food.