Nutrition

A world of cherry wonder

Last month, I was  invited by the Victorian Cherry Association and Vikki Leng Enterprises to visit one of the  many Victorian cherry orchards that us Melbournians are lucky enough to have (almost) on our doorstep. Australians love cherries, especially at Christmas time. Our country produces about 15,000 tonnes of cherries every year, with the [...]

When a cupcake aint just a cupcake

Do you know that there are over 14 million photos on Instagram with the hashtag #cupcake? And just like freakshakes , what most of these cupcakes taste like is usually besides the point, as it’s all about the way they Instagram, Snapchat or hashtag. Photo by Insataible Munch (Flickr) Side note: Does anyone actually eat [...]

The digital future of food and nutrition

With more than 80% of Australians owning a smartphone, there is no doubt that mobile and digital technology, as well as the never-ending rise of social media, has had a significant impact on food trends and our beliefs and behaviors around food and nutrition. Changing Dinner Plates Gone are the days when family members would [...]

The great grain debate – the love version

On a recent trip to the beautiful South Africa, I was reading the in-flight print magazine (yes, print publications do still exist, even if only when thousands of feet in the air where wifi capabilities are still limited) and I came across this article titled "The Grain Debate." "Oh no, here we go", was my [...]