Where The Local Things Are is a space that I will share my favourite food travel experiences, and provide recipes for dishes that have inspired me during my travels. I will also share my experiences with eating dairy, sugar, grain and gluten free, with blog updates and some of my favourite recipes.
I am originally from Wellington, New Zealand, but I currently reside in Brighton, UK.
I have worked for over 12 years in the hospitality industry, mainly in cafes, with experience in restaurants, bars and pubs as well. In 2006 I studied a Bachelor in Hospitality Management, but after 2 years, I decided to move to Melbourne to fuel my passion for food and travel! Following 3 & a 1/2 years living in Melbourne, I spent 5 months travelling around South East Asia before settling in the UK.
I am currently working as a Malaysia and Indonesia Travel Specialist for an ethical, independent travel company – sharing my love for travel with people every day!
My travel experience now includes NZ, Australia, Cook Islands, South East Asia, parts of Europe, and I am hoping for much more!
Reason for my blog…
I wanted to start a blog for a few reasons –
Firstly, I wanted to share with others exciting food discoveries in different places I travel around the world. I would like it easier for people to find where the locals eat, and to enjoy more authentic experiences, which, in turn, support locally owned businesses, and local communities.
Secondly, is that I have always turned to food blogs for recipes and inspiration, and I feel it is my turn to give a little something back 🙂
Since 2010 I have had many problems with anxiety, cuts in the corner of my mouth, low energy and inflammation in the gut. I had realised that certain foods, such as grains, dairy, and sugar triggered these reactions, so I generally avoid eating both food groups as much as possible.
You will notice that the places I eat will be based around my diet, and so will the recipes I post.
I hope that I can help inspire others who have to follow a similar diet to I!
Please feel free to add any comments or questions you may have, as I would be more than happy to hear from you!
Thank you so much for stopping by!