Tell us a bit about you!
I’m a food-obsessed journalist and content consultant, with broad experience in digital marketing and communications campaigns for brands and organizations.
Reporting on food, culture and the environment for publications like VICE, Gourmet Traveller and Modern Farmer, I’m especially passionate about elevating the voices of food producers and farmers, and understanding the big picture issues faced in our complex food system through moving, people-focused storytelling. I lived in Italy for four years after studying a masters there at the University of Gastronomic Sciences, and am in love with making fresh pasta!
Why did you join YFM? Why should other people join YFM?
From 2013 to 2014, I was Co-leader of YFM’s Sydney chapter. The experience was not only formative for me, but transformative. Collaborating with the incredibly passionate, diverse volunteer cohort was galvanizing and awakening, furthering my interest in food and giving me so many new skills as well as friends for life! 9 years on from attending my first YFM event, I’m super excited to be back with the team as a Director of the Board.
Favourite food memory?
I worked for a month on an incredible family-run farm in Spain called Finca Montefrío, which follows organic practices to maintain a vast oak forest ecosystem where they rear heritage breed Iberian pigs and produce their own jamón ibérico, or traditional cured ham. We were in the underground cellar one day, and the farmer Armando carved me a piece of jamón that had been ageing there for years. It’s the best thing I’ve ever tasted, no doubt especially because it was so special to try that buttery little sliver of prized ham right there with the person who made it from start to finish.
Last meal you would eat before the apocalypse?
It’d have to be fresh pasta – probably pumpkin tortellini with plenty of parmesan, sage and butter!