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Food & Words 2021

Fiona Weir Walmsley is a cheesemaker and farmer in Gerringong, NSW. The family have been on the farm since the mid 1800s, when they arrived from Northern Ireland with nothing except a dream, a small amount of dairy farming knowledge and a cooking kettle that is still on their back verandah. Fiona and her husband Adam raise dairy goats, meat chickens, laying hens, pigs and bees, and they make cheese and operate a commercial farm kitchen that produces ferments and other deliciousness. On top of that, they grow coffee and cut flowers and run a cooking school teaching traditional food skills, such as sourdough baking, cheesemaking and fermentation. buenavistafarm.com.au

Fiona Weir Walmsley

Cheesemaker, farmer, food producer, educator, writer

Fiona Weir Walmsley and her husband Adam raise dairy goats, meat chickens, laying hens, pigs and bees on their Buena Vista Farm in Gerringong, NSW. They also make cheese and operate a commercial farm kitchen that produces ferments and other deliciousness. On top of that, they grow coffee and cut flowers and run a cooking school teaching traditional food skills, such as sourdough baking, cheesemaking and fermentation.

Fiona Weir Walmsley

Cheesemaker, farmer, food producer, educator, writer

Lucy Tweed is the creator of Every Night of the Week, an Instagram account of recipes for people who don't like recipes. She began her career as a food developer and stylist working for nine years at Donna Hay magazine, learning all about the beauty of simple, fresh food. Clean and strict in style, it was akin to being taught to pencil-draw the perfect circle in art class – necessary skills that she would then adapt as she developed her own style. Lucy has worked in food styling, menu creation, travel writing and art direction. Her first book, Every Night of the Week (Murdoch Books) provides sanity solutions for the daily dinner grind. It’s an entertaining and practical cookbook filled with shortcuts that grant home cooks permission to go their own way. 

lucytweed.com

Lucy Tweed

Food stylist, writer, photographer

Lucy Tweed is the creator of Every Night of the Week, an Instagram account of recipes for people who don't like recipes. She's worked at Donna Hay magazine and in food styling, menu creation, travel writing and art direction. Her first book, Every Night of the Week (Murdoch Books) provides sanity solutions for the daily dinner grind. lucytweed.com

Lucy Tweed

Food stylist, writer, photographer