Food and Cuisine


There’s an awful lot of cookbooks in the world, but writing  about what we have eaten in the past is less common  as it requires a lot of research and sometimes a strong stomach! When it comes to what we put on our plates,tastes have changed – but some cuisine researchers argue persuasively for a reappraisal and return to former ways.



Jacquie Newling - Head pic

Jacquie delves into the past of Victorian and colonial diets and cuisine - not for vegetarians!

Recorded at Sydney Writers Festival 2016


JOHN NEWTON- The Oldest Foods on Earth

John Newton pic John has researched the foods the first peoples to this continent ate for thousands of years- and suggests we should be incorporating more of these foods into our daily diet and that  this might have also a unifying effect on our multi-cultural community.

Recorded at Sydney Writers Festival 2016

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