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Canberra food bloggers

By Elias Hallaj - 19 June 2017 6

Recently on social media, I casually mentioned that I was pretty certain Canberra had the highest number of food bloggers per capita of any city in Australia. I was not exaggerating. It’s already documented that our fair city has the highest per capita density of cafes, restaurants and other types of food outlets. Apart from the fictional Tom, the kebab vendor, in The Code everyone in Canberra has only one degree of separation from a real life person in the local food business.

So if you didn’t read my last yarn about Canberra food, and you’re not aware of my slightly outdated list of 75 Canberra food bloggers and food websites, or my CBRfoodie Twitter list of Canberra foodie tweeters … Here’s a run-down of who’s who in the foodie blogger zoo.

The following list is based on a closed Facebook group of Canberra foodies. The group was established by one of this city’s most prolific and experienced food writers Liz Posmyk. If you’ve never met Liz or read her work you can easily get an insight into her love and appreciation of food and writing from her book The Barber From Budapest. Liz’s book is a powerful personal memoir of her father and mother,  their lives as refugees, and how her mother nurtured the family with a delicious repertoire of Hungarian dishes – the recipes of which have been chronicled within the book. If you love European food you will love this book. If you’re a new Canberra food blogger and you’d like to join the Facebook Group – please get in touch with Liz, her contact details are at the top of the list below.

So readers, do you have a favourite Canberra food website, blogger or another source? Please share your favourite food advice sources in the comments below. And apologies if some of the links aren’t recent – they’re mostly copied straight from the sheet that the bloggers supplied to the Facebook group.


Liz Posmyk (Admin – Founder of the group)
@LizPosmyk
Blog: www.bizzylizzysgoodthings.com 

Category (e.g. cooking, food/travel, dining reviews etc): cooking, travel, food

Twitter: @LizPosmyk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bizzylizzysgoodthings

Instagram: @LizPosmyk


Susan

Blog: susansumptuousuppers.wordpress.com 

Category: food, produce, and cooking

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SusansOpine

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/susansumptuousuppers

Instagram: @susansumptuousuppers


Caroline

Blog: www.shrinkingsingle.com 

Category:  cooking, food

Twitter: @shrinkingsingle

Instagram: @shrinkingsingle

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/shrinkingsingle


Amanda

Blog: http://thecinnamonscrolls.com 

Category: Food & Travel

Twitter: @cinnamonscribe

Instagram: @cinnamonscribe

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thecinnamonscrolls


Serena 

Blog:  www.anythingbuttoast.com 

Category: food/family


Cathy

Blog: http://esmefreakfood.blogspot.com/http://feelthepowerberra.blogspot.com/ 

Category:  vegetarian food/GF food, Canberra

Twitter: @Freak_Biscuit

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Nordicesme


Serina

Blog:  https://msfrugalears.com/ 

Category:  food, culture, travel, parenting, Taiwan culture

Twitter: @MsFrugalEars

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/msfrugalears/


Lilian & Tony

Blog: lilyanoukeatfood.wordpress.com/ 

Category: food & travel

Twitter: @LilyOukEatFood

Instagram: @lilyoukeatfood/


Taryn

Blog: thewoodenspoons.com 

Category (e.g. cooking, food/travel, dining reviews etc): food, cooking and a little bit of lifestyle

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewoodenspoonsblog

Instagram: http://instagram.com/thewoodenspoons


Gary Lum

Blog: http://YummyLummy.com 

Category (e.g. cooking, food/travel, dining reviews etc): Food reviews and cooking

Twitter: @Yummy_Lummy

Facebook: http://Facebook.com/YummyLummy

Instagram: yummy lummy blog


Elias Hallaj

Blog: www.CBRfoodie.org 

Category Mainly affordable food in Canberra, but easily distracted 🙂

Twitter: @CBRfoodie

Facebook: CBR Foodie

Instagram: elias_hallaj


Anna Johnston

Blog: www.shenannagans.com 

Category: Events, Food, Travel, Beer, Wine & Dating

Twitter: http://twitter.com/AnnaJ31

Facebook: http://facebook.com/AnnaJ31

Instagram: http://instagram.com/annaj31


Lisa Quilty

Blog: www.bakebikeblog.com 

Category (e.g. cooking, food/travel, dining reviews etc): Food, fitness, family and frolics!

Twitter: @bakebikeblog


InTolerant Chef

Blog: http://intolerantchef.blogspot.com 

Category Specializing in InTolerant Food and Cooking, and growing my edible garden


Kate Freeman

Blog: katefreemannutrition.com.au 

Category (e.g. cooking, food/travel, dining reviews etc): nutrition/healthy eating/recipes. I have a personal blog and a blog for my private nutrition practice.

Twitter: @kfnutrition

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katefreemannutritionhttps://www.facebook.com/healthyeatinghub

Instagram: @kfnutrition


Fran Marshall

Blog: https://thefoodandwinemarshall.com/ 

Category (e.g. cooking, food/travel, dining reviews etc): Food blog

Twitter:  @thefoodmarshall

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thefoodmarshall

Instagram: http://instagram.com/thefoodmarshall 


Michele Walton

Blog: https://fineeating.com/ 

Category (e.g. food/eating (especially social eating/dining out) + health/weight management, dining reviews, travel eating, some cooking and recipes):

Twitter:https://twitter.com/MicheleWalton3

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fine-Eating/309920002505679?ref=hl

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fineeating/


Kate Tweedie

Blog: http://kateamelia.co/ 

Category: Cooking, food/travel, beer/wine, local produce, gardening

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kateameliatweedie/


Emiko Davies

Blog: http://emikodavies.com/ 

Category (e.g. cooking, food/travel, dining reviews etc): cooking, food/travel

Twitter: http://twitter.com/emikodavies/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/emikodavies/


Sanjana Soni

Blog: http://feedingthesonis.wordpress.com 

Category (e.g. cooking, food/travel, dining reviews etc): food, cooking

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Feeding-The-Sonis/595780520501408


Rosemarie and Joseph

Blog: www.travelandbeyond.org 

Category (e.g. travel, food, culture)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TravelnBeyond

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/travelandbeyond

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/travelnbeyond


Jen Phan + Frances Clark

Blog: www.lovennourish.com 

Category: wholefoods cooking, positive living, foodie adventures

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lovennourish

Facebook: http://facebook.com/lovennourish

Instagram: http://instagram.com/lovennourish


Erin Bingham

Blog: http://www.mouthlessmutters.net 

Category (e.g. travel, food, culture): food, life, observations, weight loss

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ErinBingham84

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/canberra_foodie


Evangeline

Blog: http://nilbarcodefood.com 

Category: food blog (home cooked and dining reviews, paleo/primal, gluten free)

Instagram: @nilbarcodefood

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nilbarcodefood

Twitter (not particularly active): @nilbarcodefood


Kirsty Young

Blog: http://makeitbakeitsnapit.blogspot.com.au/ 

Category: food, local produce, baking, home cooking, cooking from scratch, food photography

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/kirsty__young

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KirstyYoung4


Angie Wilson

Blog: http://www.gnomeangel.com 

Category (e.g. cooking, food/travel, dining reviews etc): Quilting – with recipes thrown in because I love to bake.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gnomeangel

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gnomeangel

Instagram: http://instagram.com/gnomeangel


Bec Cuzzillo

Blog: http://inexplicablewanderlust.com 

Category: Travel, Food, Lifestyle

Twitter: https://twitter.com/beccuzzillo

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/inexplicablewanderlust

Instagram: http://instagram.com/inexplicablewanderlust


Kaet Lovell

Blog: http://ciderteak.blogspot.com.au 

Category:  Lifestyle, food/wine, travel, collecting

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CiderTeak

Instagram: https://instagram.com/cider_teak/


Tara Cheyne

Blog: inthetaratory.wordpress.com 

Category:  Eating/drinking/exploring Canberra

Twitter: @in_the_taratory

Instagram: @in_the_taratory

Facebook:  /inthetaratory


Sophia Brady

Blog: www.xpatriategames.com 

Category: Food & Travel

Twitter: https://twitter.com/XpatriateGames

Instagram: https://instagram.com/sophia_brady

Facebook: www.facebook.com/xpatriategames.com


Eileen Tang

Blog: http://thefoodavenue.com 

Category: Food and Travel

Twitter: @thefoodavenue

Instagram: @thefoodavenue

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefoodavenue


Nadia McCallum

Blog: citymumrurallife.com 

Category: parenting/rural lifestyle/food/cooking/travel

Twitter: https://twitter.com/citymumruralife

Instagram: https://instagram.com/nadiamcphoto/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citymumrurallife


Brett Cashen

Blog: http://www.intheact.com.au 

Category:  Canberra/Dining/Shopping/Entertainment/Lifestyle

Instagram: @intheact.com.au

Facebook:  /intheactcanberra


Erin Barry

Blog: www.dreamingofalmonds.com 

Category: Food/Recipes/Family/A Little Social Justice

Twitter: @almond_dreams

Instagram: @erin_dreamingofalmonds

Facebook: www.facebook.com/dreamingofalmonds


Shari from GoodFoodWeek

Blog:  www.goodfoodweek.com.au 

Category:  Recipes, Motherhood, Gardening, Life

Twitter: @GoodFoodWeek

Instagram: @GoodFoodWeek

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/goodfoodweek


Emelia Vimalasiri

Blog: Andrew and Emelia’s Food Adventures – andrewandemelia.com.au 

Category:  Canberra Eating Adventures

Twitter: @EVimalasiri

Instagram:@whats_eating_em

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/willycocopeter


Amelia Bidgood

Blog: Eat Canberra  

Category: Eat Canberra = Food/Recipes/Reviews/Canberra/World eats

Twitter: @EatCanberra 

Instagram: @eatcanberra

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/EatCanberra?ref=hl


Name: Elissa Steel

Blog: www.fivebeansfood.com 

Category:  food, recipes, recipe book reviews

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/fivebeansfood/


Tenele Conway

Blog:  www.hungryplanetblog.com 

Cateogory: World Food/Cooking and Travel Adventures

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/hungryplanetblog?ref=settings

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/eat2043/

Twitter: @TheHungryPlanet


Brittany Lindores

Website: www.thefoodiechain.com.au

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefoodiechain

Instagram: @thefoodiechain

Twitter: @thefoodiechain


Christine Salins

Blog: www.foodwinetravel.com.au 

Category: food, wine, travel, recipes, reviews

Twitter: @ChristineSalins

Instagram: @foodwinetravel

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/FoodWineTravel


Joanne Mirtschin

Blog: www.thebalancedlunchbox.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thebalancedlunchbox


Margot Davies

Blog: www.gatherandgraze.com 

Category: Recipes, Seasonal, Local, Ethical Food, Cooking from Scratch

Twitter: @gatherandgraze

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Gather-and-Graze-439213412859039/

Instagram: @gatherandgraze


Margot Davies

Blog: www.thedinnerpartycollective.com 

Category: Collaboration of 14 Food & Wine Bloggers from around the world, creating seasonal Dinner Party menus with wine pairings, along with tips for preparing as much as possible ahead of time.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Dinner-Party-Collective-803681429725900/


Brian Tam

Blog: http://briantamfood.com/brian-eats 

Category: Reviews, Cooking, Recipes

Twitter: @briantamfood

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/briantamfood

Instagram: @briantamfood


Phillip Jones

Blog: www.martiniwhisperer.com 

Category: Australian craft spirits, cocktail culture, bars, events, personalities, and Martini appreciation

Instagram: @martiniwhisper1

Facebook:  facebook.com/canberramartini


Rebecca Drew

Blog: insearchofgoldenpudding.com 

Category: family recipes, local food, sustainable and cooking from scratch

Instagram: @insearchofgoldenpudding

Twitter: Beck@GoldenPudding

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/insearchofgoldenpudding


Michelle Brotohusodo

Blog: via hercanberra.com.au 

Category: Food reviews (though the website covers a lot of other things as well!)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hercanberrafood

Instagram: @mib19

Twitter: @la_psyche


Caiti Stevens

Blog: http://plantfuelledchaos.com/ 

Category: Wholesome cooking, living, reviews, chaotic living

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/plantfuelledchaos/


Fran Tapia

Blog: http://sofrank.com.au 

Category:  Lifestyle, food and wine, travel, events

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sofranksocial and https://twitter.com/frantapia_cbr

Instagram: https://instagram.com/sofranksocial/ and https://instagram.com/fran_eats/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SoFrankSocial/


Sharon Traucki

Blog: www.ladysharon.wordpress.com 

Category: Restaurant reviews

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharoninez16/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sharon_inez


Heidi Zajac

Blog: www.cookingcircles.org  

Category:  Social enterprise/not-for-profit

Twitter: @HeidiZajac

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cookingcircles/ and https://www.facebook.com/groups/292095480998914/


Ellyn Bicknell

Blog: www.nourishingnetworks.me 

Category:  Nutrition, Local Food & Farmers, Mental & Physical Health, Gardening

Twitter: @ellynbicknell

Instagram: @ellynbicknell and also @southernharvest.association

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ellynbicknell/


Erna Glassford

Category:  Travel, food, coffee, culture, reviews, and little bit of everything Canberra has to offer

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCheecky

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycheecky/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/erna.glassford


Charinya Ruecha

Blog: https://charinyaskitchen.wordpress.com 

Category: Thai food, Cooking, Recipies

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CharinyaR

Instagram: https://instagram.com/charinyas_kitchen

Facebook: https://facebook.com/charinyaskitchen


Elias Hallaj (aka CBRfoodie) is a part-time food blogger and full-time political staffer who has joined RiotACT as a regular contributor. All his opinions about Canberra foodies are his own. Don’t worry he is trying to cut back on social media, but insists it’s just too damned interesting. If you have any tips or feedback or advice about spending less of his Saturday and Sunday nights on social media you can add a comment below or find him most nights on Twitter @CBRfoodie.

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6 Responses to
Canberra food bloggers
CanberraStreets 10:44 am 20 Jun 17

Some of my current Canberra foodie favourites include –
– lebonmelange on Insta. I am planning on hauling my ass over to Gungahlin when it opens – it is the purest of Patisserie porn.
– The Cake Lady Canberra on Facebook – cute, cute, cute
– charinyas_kitchen on Insta – her little videos make Thai and Japanese food seem really accessible
– misskylee on Insta- food, cat and gin lover (not necessarily in that order)

Stove Addleson 10:26 am 20 Jun 17

I’ve also recently set up a food blog for anyone after an ultra-cheap lunch around Civic:
https://eatcheapcanberra.wordpress.com/

Holden Caulfield 9:39 am 20 Jun 17

I usually source my foodie stuff via instagram, because insta and food were made for each other. Here’s a few I follow…

@thiscanberranlife
@eatcanberra
@ediblecities.cbr
@thejugernauts.cbr
@sofranksocial
@spoonfullofcanberra

Josh Mulrine 11:47 pm 19 Jun 17

Phenomenal list Elias!

I hadn’t heard of 80% of them. RiotACT should throw a get together with all of them 🙂

Elias Hallaj 9:21 pm 19 Jun 17

Thanks Dr Lum! One of the best part of participating in Canberra foodie chatter has been meeting other foodies like you. It’s also been a great way to learn about some of the hidden gems our city has to offer and get advice about cafes, restaurants and activities around town to share with family and friends and visitors.

garydlum 4:00 pm 19 Jun 17

Wow, Elias, this is an awesome list. I often forget just how many people contribute to the Canberra Food Bloggers Facebook Group.
I dare not list favourites, I like everyone’s blogs. I’m always grateful when someone shares a place they’ve been too (like Regal Charcoal Chicken’s potato scallops) or an easy recipe that I can use.
It really is a wonderful group to be part of. Thanks again Elias.

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