I really, really like food. I love eating it. I love cooking it. I also love to share it.
Food is something that almost everyone has an opinion about and I do know for sure that having the correct information about how to eat well is crucial. There has never been a more challenging time to gather accurate, evidence based information on food and nutrition. The huge numbers of social influencers and celebrities out there sharing their take on eating well can be rather overwhelming or underwhelming – depending on which side of the fence you are standing on.
One of my other favourite pastimes is having a good chat. My love of a good chat is fodder for many jokes in my household – just ask and they will tell you.
The thing is, the main reason I started my journey as a Dietitian was because I wanted to help others choose good food and enjoy all the wonderful things it has to offer for our health and wellbeing. A career that involves conversations and food is the perfect combo for me.
Our State On A Plate
So, you can imagine my great excitement when I was offered a presenting role on a Western Australian TV production all about food! Our State on a Plate showcases Western Australia’s leading primary producers, telling their story and the hard work behind creating the states best produce. The show also highlights food events, farmers markets and anywhere food is celebrated and enjoyed in Western Australia.
The show is now in its fourth season and the first three episodes of Our State on a Plate have now been aired. If you haven’t seen them yet, you can view them here
I am lucky enough to work alongside some very clever people too. Each week, Western Australian chef Stuart Laws, is joined by a a team of culinary experts, highlighting the best of the west, celebrating our local industries, amazing eateries, fresh seafood suppliers and more.
Who Is In The Gang?
This lovely group of experts includes Blake Proud, Riki Kaspi and Foni Politt. Blake is on the hunt for the best burger in Perth and also dishes up some of his delicious home cooked favourites. Riki weaves true magic in the kitchen with her Middle Eastern inspired dishes and acclaimed wine sommelier and restaurateur Foni Politt shares her expertise on wine. Lets face it, there is clearly something for everyone.
So far on the show, I have spoken about the benefits of drinking kefir and growing broccoli sprouts (not together of course!), the wonder of hemp seeds, how to get enough protein in your diet and a step by step guide to making a scrumptious Beef Burrito Bowl. The bowl was made with the regeneratively farmed and grass fed Dirty Clean Food beef.
There is so much good stuff going on every Sunday afternoon. There are many chats about food and it’s all credible. For me, that is a win-win.
You can tune in on Sundays’ at 5.30pm on Channel 9. I will see you there!