Tina – founding bloggerEager eater; sometimes boozehound; reformed shopaholic; festival fiend; a little lost in this world.
This blog was born in late 2008 when Tina was between jobs (thanks GFC) and she has since published blog posts regularly while working full-time in financial services and communications roles: stocks by day and food by night.
Janice – contributorShiraz drinker, insomniac baker and dinner party queen.
A fellow food-obsessed rat racer, Janice has lived in Sydney since 2004. She’s an avid home cook and baker who earned her food credentials aged 7 when she first baked a cake all by herself in a microwave, ate frog legs congee for Sunday dinners and decided that ham sandwiches were just not exciting enough for her school lunchboxes.
Hendy – contributorSeasoned cyclist, peaty whisky drinker, coffee Instagram-mer.
Hendy has enjoyed good food from the same time he's learnt how to crawl, having a mother who’s obsessed with baking and cooking. A risk-averse technologist by day and food lover the rest of the time, Hendy enjoys simple and honest food and has a penchant for good coffee, craft beer and a nice peaty whisky.
Katherine and Mark – co-contributorsKath – Lover of cheese, wine and bunnies.
Mark – Rides bikes a little; eats burgers a lot; Instagrams both.
Kath is a self-diagnosed cheese addict, based in inner Sydney with Mark (see below) and their bunny, Sir Camembert. Working in IT/marketing by day, drinking glasses of delicious red wine by night, her motto is: "Work hard; play hard – and eat lots in between".
Chauffeur and photographer sidekick to Kath, Mark is the happiest guy in the world (Source: Mark, April 2014). Outside of his IT day job, Mark is a lycra-clad bike junkie who loves burgers and taking Spike Lee-angle shots on Instagram.
Food, Booze & Shoes – the nameThe blog's name comes from three life passions of blog founder Tina; each which impacted her life significantly at different times.
It started, strangely enough, with the shoes. During university Tina worked a casual job in a shoe store where she bought her first pair of stilettos and amassed quite the collection of heels. The pretty shoes led to many a night out on the town where booze came into play – all sorts and plenty of it*. The boozing led to food; quite literally, cheeseburgers at 3am, as well as more visits to restaurants.
However, food has always been a key part of Tina’s life and livelihood as she was born into and basically grew up in a takeaway food shop. Tina looks forward to sharing her next life chapter in food.
At Food, Booze & Shoes we love eating and drinking around town, and sharing these experiences with you. We don't write about shoes as noone wants to see a pair of shoes next to their breakfast.
*Food, Booze & Shoes promotes the responsible consumption and service of alcohol – enjoy everything, in moderation.