Hi, I'm Christie - a self-taught and health-conscious cook! I love the creativity of spontaneous cooking as well as the pleasure of planning and perfectly executing a meal. I'm a born and bred Sydney girl, but have travelled and lived all over the world to get inspiration for cooking; London, Barcelona, Tokyo, Florence, Paris, Bangkok, New York, Istanbul and more... with China and Vietnam next on the list.
My husband, who is a web developer, created my blog for me in 2008 and encouraged me to keep it going. I've always been keen on food; talking about it, cooking it, eating it, experimenting with recipes, and did I say talking about it? Said and done I enjoy writing about it, and publishing my own recipes.
My blog has allowed me to express my love for cooking with the world, meet amazing chefs like Tetsuya Wakuda and work with quality brands like Bessemer and Electrolux. I've recently been included in a cookbook called Foodies of The World.
The name Fig & Cherry is strongly marinated in history. My family heritage is a mixture of Lebanese and Hungarian cultures and I wanted to reflect this in the name of the site. Figs are very often used in Mediterranean cooking and are especially devoured fresh from the tree. My Dad has been known to eat an entire tray of 24 in one sitting! Cherries, particularly sour ones, play an integral part in delicious Hungarian desserts and are often partnered with cream cheese and crepes. A rich, savoury cherry sauce to go with goose or duck is also a lovely Hungarian treat.
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Website: Fig & Cherry - Sydney food blog with original recipes, food photography and styling, restaurant and product reviews and travel stories.