After a pause – I am back in blog land, because I couldn’t help myself with the fascinating topic of food psychology. Thanks to ‘Neurogastronomy’, it seems in eating our way forward, we need to be carefully setting not just the humble dining table - but an entire stage featuring delights for all our senses whilst we tuck into that delicious meal. Well, [...]
by Johanna on May 23, 2012
I used to think going gluten free would be the end of the world - or my ‘food world’ anyway! All I could think about (being a bread lover) is eating that horrible gluten free bread that I see out of the corner of my eye in supermarkets and, well having to give up a lot of my other favourite foods [...]
by Johanna on May 8, 2012
My next door neighbour dropped over a pumpkin from his garden to me yesterday - such a nice gift! It got me thinking about how versatile pumpkins are. There are so many different things you can do with them (apart from having it with a roast meal, which is always delicious.) From pumpkin risotto, pumpkin and ricotta pasta, soups, pumpkin pies [...]
by Johanna on April 19, 2012
I caught myself hurrying last night, rushing to cut up vegetables for a stir fry. Feeling impatient at the thought that I still had more to chop up and really not enjoying what should have been a lovely simple and colourful process, preparing a meal bursting with colour! Why was I feeling like this? My mind was not on the [...]
by Johanna on April 13, 2012
Cooking classes are fantastic both in terms of being a better cook, but also the sociability of it all. The added bonus of sitting down together with new friends and tucking into the creation at the end of the class is pretty great too. However, committing to a time and a place will sometimes prevent me from signing up [...]
by Johanna on March 29, 2012
To me, Sourdough is the Queen of breads! When I go to a cafe for breakfast they may offer bread (boring) OR Sourdough! What is it about making bread? Since I haven’t had any real success, not even with a bread maker (now I am officially embarrassed) I have always felt in awe of people who can just whip up a [...]
by Johanna on March 24, 2012
When I first heard about blogging, 1. I didn’t really know what it all meant and 2. I thought blogging would never be something I would do! A couple of years later, and here we are celebrating MY BLOG’S 1st birthday… Hmm never say never I guess. to be honest, blogging seemed like some strange [...]
by Johanna on March 16, 2012
It’s pouring with rain here today and so my mind turns to more warming comforting foods. Throw away the crisp salads (well it feels very carefree to say this, probably won’t happen though as I do value my health) and bring on the old classic favourites! Just today. Cauliflower Gratin isn’t part of the polished ‘blingy’ dishes that have just hit the [...]
by Johanna on March 8, 2012
An absolute feast for the senses! Visiting a Paris open air food market is such inspiring thing to do, you can’t help but be stark raving happy. One very popular market I stumbled across whilst doing a cooking class is the Marché Maubert, one of Paris’ oldest open-air markets, with medieval roots right back to goodness knows when… now that’s a long time ago! Even [...]
by Johanna on February 27, 2012
I can now see what all the fuss is about with the street food in Vietnam! Experiencing this must be on a foodie’s bucket list! Many say it is one of world’s most interesting cuisines, and yes their specialties certainly hold a party in your mouth in terms of flavour! I have spent a life time eating in westernised countries so this [...]
So who is Johanna Anning?
Welcome to my food blog.
I was born on a cattle station in Australia and grew up on clean eucalypt scented air and wholesome home food, with not a takeaway in site! My interest in food has grown into an interest of giant proportions over the years, including food writing, cooking for wellness and designing a meal around a 'Seasonal Star.' I am very partial to cooking lessons (especially when overseas) love dinner parties, food magazines, and of course eating!
MY AMAZON STORE
- Food psychology is facinating stuff August 3, 2012
- Gluten Free May 23, 2012
- Roast Pumpkin and Feta Salad May 8, 2012
- Happy 1st Birthday! March 24, 2012
- Sourdough – All Hail the Queen! March 29, 2012
- Cooking in Paris – Part 1 and a week to go… April 5, 2011
- Clyde: Great article! I'm in Margaret River with my fianc...
- Christian Rene Friborg: I've always wanted to start cooking classes, but I...
- Tom: Hi Johanna. Loved your gluten free article. Well...