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, Australia!
I began my career as a BBC National Radio 4 journalist in London before moving to Australia, where I began writing and exploring a passion for design.
I am also a passionate 'foodie' and created 'Feast' for fellow foodies, gastronomic travellers and enthusiastic home cooks, and all those who love beautiful books.
I also created 'Feast' to share my food journey, 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 internationally award-winning 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 was inspired by Tasmania's iconic festival of darkness, Dark Mofo, and its spectacular Winter Feast, the WinterWild festival held at Apollo Bay in Victoria and other Winter events.
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 and sharing delicious, home-cooked dishes with family and friends.
One of my greatest pleasures is also eating out, whether that be a 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 grassroots of the community in which I live here on the ruggedly beautiful island of Tasmania.
Nothing beats food that has been sown, grown, prepared, cooked and shared with love. Food that is locally and 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.
Food dreams can come true in Tasmania!
Hailing from Scotland in the Northern Hemisphere originally, and growing up in the county of Somerset in England's picturesque 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 for-granted how blessed I am to live in such a beautiful part of the world surrounded by nature, and with the freedom to indulge my creative passions.
Thank you for dropping in!