I’m a writer, cook and food coordinator living in Tokyo. I grew up in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast in Australia, where temperatures sit around 28ºC (80ºF) and gardens grow wild, and have been cooking since I could reach the stove. I ran a food blog for five years with my sisters, had a cookbook (The Bookery Cook: Art to Eat) published by Murdoch Books in 2013, and released PALATE mini-cookbook in 2015, which combined food and illustrations by artists from around the world. 

I have a Bachelor of Business, Masters of Linguistics, Diplome de Patisserie at Le Cordon Bleu Tokyo and have worked for 10+ years in digital marketing and content creation in the travel, food, arts, cultural and beauty industries.

My curiosity and love for Japanese food, flavors, and underlying philosophies is many years in the making, and has taken me to 18 prefectures (and counting!) in search of local treasures - ingredients, people and experiences. I first came to Japan in 2006 for a year’s stint in colourful Osaka and the seafood wonderland of Hokkaido. Since moving to Tokyo in 2015, I’ve foraged for wasabi, picked grapes for natural wine, cooked squid ink and ikura risotto for an aphrodisiac photoshoot in the Japanese countryside, taken a miso class in a community centre, attempted to make amazake, and had countless conversations with obaasan in supermarkets about how to use traditional ingredients. 

My bylines include NYT, Vice, Saveur, Time Out Tokyo, Metropolis Magazine, Intrepid Travel. In 2019, I cofounded the bilingual food media site, APPETITE

If you’re looking for content for a publication, recipe development, food event consultation, Tokyo travel itinerary curation, food styling for a photoshoot or event, or any other food-related project, I’d love to hear about it. Please get in touch here.

オーストラリア出身・東京在住の料理家兼フードライター。2015年 ル・コルドンブルにてパティスリー修行のため日本に移住。現在は日本各地の地元の食材を求めて様々な土地を旅をしながら日本の伝統料の作り方や神秘的な新しい食材の使い方などを研究している。フードライターとしてもVice MUNCHIESやMetropolis Tokyoにて執筆。実の二人の姉妹とともに世界各地のアートやイラストと彼女のレシピを組み合わせたART BOOK、Bookery Cookオーストラリア出身・