I am a freelance journalist and food writer living and working in Wellington. In my previous life I was a pasta maker – a fifteen-year stint that in no way prepared me for a career in the newsroom but did give me an advantage when it came to covering stories about food.
Happily, my colleagues at Radio New Zealand were quick to recognise where my true interests lay. Their foresight and the encouragement of various print editors since has enabled me to establish a freelance career in which I have made radio programmes, reported on farming issues and written food and travel articles for publications such as onHoliday, Cuisine, NZ House & Garden, Fishhead and the Dominion Post. I am currently food editor for NZ Life & Leisure.
And now the blog – a project I’ve called Pass the Salt in the hope it will grow into an ongoing conversation about food.