My name is Janice Sutton and I am a writer who loves to cook!
I am also an internationally award-winning publisher and author who is incredibly blessed to live in one of the most remote, breathtakingly beautiful corners of this earth - the island of Tasmania in Australia!
I began my career as a BBC National Radio 4 journalist in London before moving to Australia, where I began writing and exploring my passion for design.
I am also a passionate 'foodie' and created Feast for fellow foodies, gastronomic travellers and enthusiastic home cooks, and for all those who love beautiful books.
I also created Feast to share my food journey and inspiration, artful food images and delicious recipes, including a scattering of recipes from some of Tasmania (and Australia's) most celebrated chefs and gourmet food producers who generously shared recipes for my three award-winning food books: Garlic Feast: delicious garlic-inspired recipes for the quintessential garlic lover; Tomato: know, sow, grow, feast + my beautiful new book Winter Wild: a feast of dark delights, that celebrates and was inspired by Tasmania's iconic festival of darkness: Dark Mofo and its spectacular Bacchanalian Banquet.
My first cookbook project was a collaboration with award-winning Tasmanian chef and cookbook author, Eloise Emmet: "The Real Food for Kids Cookbook".
WHAT INSPIRES ME
Food, Glorious Food!
Nothing gives me greater pleasure than creating, sharing and devouring delicious, home-cooked dishes with family and friends.
I also love eating out, whether enjoying a bottle of bubbles and picnic on the beach with friends; sharing piping hot freshly cooked fish and chips with my husband overlooking Hobart's picturesque harbour, or discovering new and exciting eateries and bars off and on the beaten track.
Stories + Community
The inspiration for my books invariably springs from the incredible community in which I live here on the ruggedly beautiful island of Tasmania, a place that attract creatives from every corner of the earth.
Nothing beats food that has been sown, grown, prepared, cooked and shared with love. Food that is sustainably sourced and that celebrates each season.
Tasmania - a 'Foodie's Paradise'!
Due to its cool temperate climate and pristine clean air and water, Tasmania grows and produces some of the freshest, healthiest and tastiest food on earth.
Tasmania also punches big for its diminutive demographic, with a wealth of 'foodie events', talented chefs, cooks and gourmet food producers offering world class paddock to plate dining and food experiences.
The creatives here are warm and open too, generous with their knowledge and skill, and mutually supportive of each other.
Food dreams can come true in Tasmania!
Hailing from Scotland in the Northern Hemisphere originally, and growing up in the beautiful county of Somerset in England's West Country, I enjoyed numerous trips over the years to Europe and other far flung destinations. This instilled in me a love of travelling, and an appreciation for food inspired by many different cultures around the world.
I do not take forgranted how blessed I am to live in such a beautiful part of the world surrounded by nature with the freedom to indulge my creative passions.
As I discovered later in life too, it's never too late to manifest your dreams!
I hope you enjoy the journey!