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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Water cooler talk, but with photos

Courier Mail article headline

I'd forgotten that in an interview with Courier Mail journalist, Natascha Mirosch, early this year, I'd compared the social interaction of the foodblogging community as being like "water cooler talk, but with photos".

In hindsight, I'm not sure whether that sounds glib, but the excited chatter and voyeuristic photo-sharing is something I can easily identify with.

At the start of the article, which appears in today's Good Life weekly liftout, Natascha asks Courier Mail breakout "Who doesn't like reading descriptions of restaurants they may never be able to afford to go to? Who wouldn't enjoy reading about other people's cooking disasters or turn down the opportunity to get a view of the inner sanctum of the restaurant kitchen."

Who doesn't indeed. We love it, and we know it!

There's an interview with Deborah from The Food Palate as well as Marilyn Domenech, author of Marilyn's blog, a complementary site to her Brisbane restaurant Baguette. And, as mentioned, a fair bit of nattering from yours truly, as well.

A sidebar panel titled "Essential Reading" lists Grab Your Fork, Spiceblog, The Food Palate, The Occasional Epicure, Marilyn's blog and Blogger.

An online copy of the full article (minus the side bar panel) can be found here. I should be receiving a hard copy in the post in the next couple of days so I can check out (and hopefully post up) the layout. EDIT: Article pics uploaded 27/04/06. Thank you Kelly for so thoughtfully sending me a copy through the post!

And to all the Brisbane readers who've just discovered this site:
Welcome! I hope you brought your appetite!

Courier Mail Good Life

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Foodies devour blogs - Natascha Mirosch, Courier Mail 18 April 2006
6 comments - Add some comment love

posted by Anonymous on 4/18/2006 12:16:00 pm


  • At 4/18/2006 2:26 pm, Blogger Julia said…

    Congratulations! Great write-up and I hope many new readers discover your blog!

  • At 4/18/2006 2:34 pm, Blogger Robyn said…

    Cool article! :D And yeah, you = so not a "podgy adolescent boy". I guess it's good they clarified that.


  • At 4/18/2006 8:59 pm, Blogger FooDcrazEE said…

    cheers to food bloggers and especially to u,

  • At 4/19/2006 9:48 am, Blogger deborah said…

    good on you helen! i look forward to seeing your name and words in print one day soon. of course you'd need your own lift out to feature all your photographs too. can't miss the visual element.

  • At 4/19/2006 2:09 pm, Blogger Reb said…

    Excellent! great publicity for you, well done! I'll have to get an autograph next time we go for a meal ;)

  • At 4/30/2006 11:02 am, Blogger Amanda said…

    Personally I don't really need to see chefs blogging - I prefer to buy their books. The thing I like about food blogging is that it is accessible by many non-chefs. People who are relating experiences that many of the untrained at home can identify with.


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