ELLE Australia story: “The Locavore’s Dilemma”, March 2014

My first feature for the Australian edition of ELLE, published in March, looking at the pros and potential cons of eating local food. Sources include Bay Area chef, Jessica Prentice (who coined the term ‘Locavore’), director of the UC Davis Postharvest Technology Center, Elizabeth Mitchum, and assistant professor of agricultural and resources economics (and Freakanomics.com contributor), […]

The Guardian story: “Top 10 hotels, hostels and campsites in and around Brisbane”, September 2013

My first story for The Guardian — a round-up of budget and boutique accommodation options in and around Brisbane. Excerpt below. Aussie Way Backpackers, Brisbane                                                             […]

TheVine story: “Imported Beer: TheVine Taste Test!”, April 2013

The second instalment of my TheVine investigation into foreign beers made under licence in Australia. I sat down with two expert tasters to find out which brews they thought were better — the imports or their locally made equivalents. Excerpt below. Part one of this story can be found here. It’s all well and good discussing […]

TheVine feature story: “Is imported beer better than ‘imported’ beer?”, April 2013

The first instalment of a two-part story for TheVine looking at the vexed discussion over foreign beers — Beck’s, Peroni, Heinkeken, and many more — made under licence here in Australia. I spoke to the major brewers — Carlton & United and Lion — as well as parallel importers, retailers, restaurateurs and micro brewers, all […]