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TWO YEARS OLD
Happy Birthday, Food and Travel!
At 10:10pm (EDST) on October 10th, 2010, making it 10:10, 10/10/10, we hit the launch button for this website.
So now, two years on, it’s been a fun ride. I’ve learned to upload text and pictures. Including the Home page. There are modules that stay more or less updated regularly and each day I post up the National Day of some country celebrating its inception or independence or something else of note. The food of that country is linked too.
Thanks to all those who have given feedback and assistance, and most thanks of all to my IT-guru-husband-friend Gordon.
Thanks for staying with us - much is planned for the coming months!
ABOUT THIS SITE
This site has evolved from www.sallyhammond.com.au which was set up to promote and sell Sally Hammond's various books and travel articles. You may have reached this site via that web address.
Welcome to this continuing exploration of our fascinating world and its endless variety of foods!
One of the most interesting aspects of travel is experiencing new foods and drinks. We call it ‘tasting the world’.
Currently, there is so much travel information available – guidebooks, websites, apps, newsletters – it seems there is actually too much information around. It almost confusing, and to assemble a clear idea of your destination you often have to go from one site to another to collect it all.
That is why we have pared back the instructions and extra information, to provide just small bites, a degustation of each featured place, with the thing all food travellers want, details about what to order when you eat!
Think of this site as the first place to come for worldwide food and travel information. Generous links to other sites have been added where there will be much more detail, as well as to Sally's articles for an added insight into your destination.
There's also a way for you to interact with your comments, suggestions, observations and interesting finds, so that we can all learn and help each other.
Working hard behind this site are Sally and Gordon Hammond
Sally is a food writer and a cook who travels – not a travel writer who eats.
When you think about it, that makes a big difference to the way she looks at food, wherever she finds it – whether it’s in a shop in Beijing, on a restaurant table in Paris, or in her own kitchen in Sydney, Australia.
Her food and travel writing experience extends over three decades and she really understands all aspects of food. She has written extensively about nutrition, compiled several cookbooks and contributed hundreds of restaurant reviews.
In Australia or other countries, you’ll find Sally delving into remote corners of local markets or cluttered food stores. If she doesn’t know what something is, or what to do with it, she finds out. Her blog, Toffee Tomatoes, celebrates some of the world’s weirder and more unusual foods.
Always close at hand is her husband and colleague, Gordon, taking photographs of anything and everything. Together Sally and Gordon travel Australia and the rest of the world, enjoying learning more about each place – and of course tasting its food!