Jennifer Lam FOUNDER
Jennifer Lam is the editor and photographer behind one of Australia's top food blogs, JENIUS - The Spectacular Culinary Adventures of a Sydney Gen Y. She is also one of the top 100 women bloggers in Australia.
Having grown up in a family who were always very passionate about food, Jennifer has travelled extensively throughout Sydney, Australia and abroad, capturing irresistible flavours from myriad cultures. The I Ate My Way Through series is an exciting new project for this passionate foodie - one she hopes will bring the world's most drool-worthy dishes to everyone's table.
Jennifer is a passionate Gen Y who is slightly obsessed with social and digital media. She collects emoticons because they speak louder than exclamation marks, makes pretty dresses and skirts that money can't buy, and loves finding, photographing, eating, reading and blogging about all things delicious, as well as shopping for whimsical fashion, good business books and a bargain, whether it be property, a cheap eat or an airfare.
Karen Ferry SUB-EDITOR
As our sub-editor, Karen Ferry has a diverse history in writing for both print and digital. Foodwise, it's a little more interesting. Half Australian and half Chinese, she was raised on a diet of mixed meals (curry and hot potato chips, anyone?), and as a result, loves tasting flavours more than the act of eating. However, she cannot resist chocolate cake in any form.
Currently, she is throwing herself into mastering the art of cooking, karate style. At the moment? Yellow belt: herbs.
Amy Ta CABRAMATTA (SYDNEY'S LITTLE VIETNAM) TOUR LEADER
Amy Ta is a former resident of Cabramatta. Having lived away from Sydney's Little Vietnam for a short while she misses the sights, sounds and flavours of her hometown
When Amy isn't constantly chatting about food, she is writing about it on her blog tinytearoom.com.
Nyla Thomas RURAL SYDNEY (SYDNEY FARMS) TOUR LEADER
Nyla Thomas grew up in a large farming community of the North Island of New Zealand. Her enthusiasm for buying fresh produce stemmed from her memories of a plethora of vegetables and fruit grown in the back garden by her family. The fresh produce was harvested at its peak and cooked within hours into delicious meals or preserved using various methods for future use. Nyla understands that food that's fresh is a commodity quickly being eroded by Sydney's burgeoning population which demands farming land close to Sydney be substituted for housing. Nyla has lived in Sydney for more than 30 years and has discovered over that time places she can purchase fresh fruit and vegetables direct from the farmer.
Norma Dakhoul GRANVILLE (SYDNEY'S LITTLE LEBANON) TOUR LEADER
Norma is a cooking class instructor at Norma's Lebanese Foods where she teaches the true secrets behind authentic home-style Lebanese recipes. As part of the I Ate My Way Through team, she guides tour attendees through Sydney's Little Lebanon, Granville, showcasing the exquisite flavours and depth of Lebanese food.
Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal INDIA TOUR LEADER
Rushina is a respected gastronomy columnist, writer, author and food blogger based in Mumbai, India. I Ate My Way Through has partnered with Rushina to create our first international culinary tour!
Join I Ate My Way Through India and take the road less eaten. In a journey of discovery, Rushina will showcase the rich culinary heritage of her country through one of the richest contributions it has made to the gastronomic world - spices. Rushina's knowledge and obsession with Indian food will delight all foodies.
Jacqui Yep BUYER & CONTRIBUTOR
Jacqui Yep’s food memories includes cook-ups on her grandparents’ market garden farm, working in family businesses (fish’n’chips, burgers, lunchbar, fruit’n’vege), catering for a follower of a religious sect originated in 19th century India, rip-off meal in Rome by a Pavarotti lookalike, caring for an elderly who had an AGA coal cooker, reading a herbal menu with scorpion soup, preparing a hangi feast, and folding paper origami har gau.
Not even food allergies can stop her curiosity with food. She collects little bowls and foodie magnets from travels, makes cakes in a rice cooker, chooses to live without a microwave, takes photos of food-themed graffiti and carries way too many groceries on her mountain bike.
Jacqui heads up the I Ate My Way Through store, working with suppliers around the globe to bring you the best culinary treasures; and is a regular contributor to our blog.
Nicola Chang DISTRIBUTION MANAGER
It was inevitable that Nicola Chang was going to become a foodie – her parents owned a succession of restaurants in New Zealand – so whether she was going to the markets to pick out fresh vegetables, being the dishwasher in the busy restaurant or helping prepare desserts, the daily preparation of food was around her from morning to night.
In her adult years, Nicola lived in London for two and a half years and from there, she travelled around, and ate her way through, many countries including the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Prague, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Egypt and on her way back to New Zealand, she enjoyed the street food delights of Bangkok and the islands. Her last trip was to the USA where she found, yes indeed, the portions are huge on the West Coast.
Nicola looks after distribution of the I Ate My Way Through series and recently made the move from Sydney to Melbourne where she looks forward to feeding her foodie passion even more.
Leila Hawkins CONTRIBUTOR
Having an Iranian mother who is an excellent cook and having spent her childhood in Spain meant that Leila was spoilt for choice food-wise from a very young age. Now based in London, she is a regular contributor at I Ate My Way Through and also writes restaurant reviews for an online publication. She loves nothing more than hosting huge dinner parties at home where she tries out all the recipes she’s picked up whilst travelling the world. Her friends regularly get treated to culinary delights that originate in South Korea, Cambodia, Iceland, Iran, Spain, France and Latin America.
When she’s not cooking or eating her way around London and the world she is likely to be enjoying her other passion: music, whether it’s listening to it, dancing to it, or writing about it.
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