About Cherry the Chef

I'm a young chef/writer living and working in Melbourne, discovering new food, making yummy feasts, and finding great places to eat.

I did a wee bit of research before I started this blog, and found that there are so many food writers out there.  Some are really talented, but most of them seem to be missing the crucial thing about food.....the love. I know that sounds cheesy but really anyone who can read can cook. There is so much more to it than that though. Its not all about the ingredients you put into a dish (although that's important too) it's about the feelings you put into it.

No one wants to know just what you're cooking, they want to know why you're cooking it, who you're cooking it for, how you felt when you made it, and how you felt when you ate it. As well as the people around you and the places it took you.

So as much as this is about food (which a lot of it is) it's also about the boy I drank my first coffee with, the dinner parties I've put on for friends I love and the people that make us want to cook, because they make us want to feel. The fact that the first boy I ever kissed, was the same person who tried my first batch of croissants six years later. It's about the wonderful food I eat when I go on terrible dates. It's about being inspired. It's about knowing when you can't sum something up in words you can express it in a flavour of jam.

I once read a quote that said "We live to go to the table, to return to the bedroom, to go back to the table." This is what I write about. The food we eat, and the people we eat it with. It's all soul. All heart. And all very yummy.