Updated: Feb 8, 2021
Having started as an apprentice chef when I was 16 years old in Perth Australia, food has always been a big part of my life ever since.
After I finished my apprenticeship, I left Australia and had the privilege to travel to many parts of the world while living on a ship ranging from the Middle East, Africa to Asia, and as far away as Fiji.
One thing that I can say is that food is such an important part of every culture no matter where I have been. I have had the joy of eating a lot of amazing food as well as the challenge of eating food I could have done without.
Even though travel is now something we can only dream of, eating well as a family is something that we all enjoy. Whether it's a Hoisin Chicken stir fry or a nice Roast Chicken dinner, the food we enjoy is often simple and easy. Eating food together around the table gives us a chance to catch up with each other and share about what is happening in each other's lives.
I've observed that in most countries eating food helps make people feel more at ease, helps create times of fun (and mess) and gives people an opportunity to really share or listen without the distractions of modern life.
Have you tried making anything new during Lockdown? What is the craziest thing you have ever tried at home or abroad?