What you can expect:
- Musings and meanderings around good grub + glug
- Writing about what I know, experience and feel
- A dipping in and out of topics
- An expression of my foodie roots
- Sharing my know-how with those who want to know how
HEALTH WARNING: FoodForum is a personal project put out publicly for those who share my (pun warning) cooky interests – things that amuse, bemuse, educate, inspire and thrill about food.
So, if it doesn’t float your cupcake there is no need to waste your time letting me know – if it isn’t for you, I won’t be offended.
I’m fascinated by what people make of the resources they have at their disposal. Right now in 2020 I’m noticing a resurgence of home produced, locally sourced ingredients – a nod to nostalgia, vintage ways and a celebration of one’s roots, skills and customs. Maybe that says more about my age and life experience than anything. And living in the context of the very current Covid-19 also puts a different perspective on life, including food.
MY BACK STORY
I’m from a family who never like to be more than arm’s reach from a scone, a nice cuppa and a sit-down. So my antennae have always been out around food.
At school I developed an interest in food and consumer issues that set me up for life.
Defying career’s advice at the time (1978) suggesting Domestic Science was a subject only for those that were not bright enough to do anything else, I opted for a degree in Home Economics and Public Media Studies. I’ve always found Housecraft, Domestic Science, Home Economics to be anything but a dumbed down disciple. It’s a gender thing. The multi-disciplinary approach served me well and my horizons have remained broad.
A placement at The Good Housekeeping Institute in 1980 introduced me to the world of consumer advice, product and recipe development and food writing – not quite in the context that felt best for me. Instead I moved into teaching food, consumer and technology education in schools. From there I took a leap into educational research, curriculum development, authoring of resources, advisory work and teacher training.
Since 2001 I have been part of the core team of DigiSmart and my involvement continues to this day. DigiSmart is a motivating educational project designed to improve children’s literacy and learning, harnessing the power of the digital medium. DigiSmart has been delivered via a portfolio of apps since 2016.
Once a foodie always a foodie – I have engaged in offering food education advice, curriculum guidance and teaching materials to schools and have been writing about food and related issues in one guise or another for the best part of 40 years. I have no plans to stop, only to diversify/ flex.
So, here I am blogging = writing about and recording my thoughts, ideas and experiences on the Internet for others to read.
That’s all … the rest is up to you … make something of it … digest and enjoy.