Hi! I’m Alex and I love food, cooking, eating and drinking!
I’m Adelaide born and bred, and I spent eight years living in the UK. Five of those years were spent in Leeds, West Yorkshire – the London of the North. Between 2006 and 2009 I ran Eating Leeds, so it was obvious that my return to Adelaide should be accompanied by Eating … Adelaide.
Eating Adelaide is an Adelaide food blog. It’s a collection of recipes, restaurant and bar reviews, wine reviews, events … anything to do with food in Adelaide. But, I do like travel – so it’s likely you’ll find reviews of restaurants a little further afield!
I’m pretty sure that the world doesn’t need another food blog, but I’ve been writing one for so long now that it’s kind of habit. I don’t know if ‘qualified’ is the right word to use but I have a keen interested in wine (I run a wine education business, Wine Academy) and I’ve done lots of study around food & wine over the years, including WSET courses and the Prof Cert in Gastronomy which was run by the University of Adelaide and Le Cordon Bleu.
Also – I eat more or less anything and everything.
Other people seem to think I have something worthwhile to say too – I’m a freelance writer and my work has appeared in SBS’s (now defunct) Feast magazine, Gram, InDaily and James Halliday’s Wine Companion Magazine. For South Australians, I also wrote about wine for Sumptuous and I now do a lot of work with SA Life, including being one of three contributors to the 2016 SA Life Food & Wine Annual.
And for a while, I appeared regularly on Peter Godfrey’s radio show on 5AA.
I’m always happy to receive press releases and invitations to events. Please bear in mind that I am not able to attend everything and I have a strict disclaimer policy. Blog posts will have a disclaimer at the top and social media posts will include the hashtag #hosted or #gifted. I am always honest – when I have been hosted I will not write a positive review just for the sake of it. If my experience wasn’t great, I won’t write about your venue or product BUT I am more than prepared to provide feedback to either PR people or venues.