Hi! I’m Sarah Stothart. I grew up in Sydney, Australia in a family of artists whose lives revolved around a shared love of food. We grew our own produce and all cooked together, poring over my mum’s precious cookbook collection to recreate recipes from around the world. My father always finished one meal asking what we would eat next.
When I was 10 years old, we moved to a tiny Greek island. From there we moved to rural France and then Italy, where we lived in gastronomic heaven above a mortadella factory. My memories of all these places are of the food – catching octopus and cooking it on the barbecue in the baking Greek sunshine, getting lost in bustling French food markets full of mysterious and wonderful things I had never seen, and savouring every new flavour in the exquisite Parisian restaurants.
While I originally worked as a graphic designer and illustrator, I was always drawn back to cooking. I managed a restaurant for a summer, grabbed food-related work experience whenever I could and even did a stint as private chef. And every time I immersed myself in the world of food, I realized this was my true calling.