Who am I?
My name is Erin Brooks.
I am a professional communicator by trade and have worked extensively in the not-for-profit sector for near on a decade. I have experience in radio production and announcing, interviewing, negotiation and event management.
I am a trainer, an organiser, an advocate and lifelong student.
I am one of the original ‘RHUM crew’ reviewers for Rhum Events & Media and over the years I have written about and photographed many major musical and cultural festivals such as the Big Day Out, Laneway and the Adelaide Fringe.
I have worked in community radio, hosting and producing content for Radio Adelaide’s ‘Your Rights at Night‘ program.
I am part of the organising committee for 2012s Eat.Drink.Blog conference.
I am passionate about food, where it comes from and what we do with it.
I believe that everything we eat should be as close to natural as possible. The less food we get from a packet, the better. We bake our own bread, we grow and share produce and cook as much as possible from scratch. This philosophy has helped me maintain a healthy lifestyle and has inspired a lifelong fascination with food.
I believe it is important to support local growers and eat by the seasons, the produce not only tastes better, it is better for you and the environment. It is for this reason that I buy my fresh produce at the local farmers market and support CSA schemes such as Jupiter Creek Farm.
I am a keen gardener with an ever improving green-thumb. If you’ve ever tasted a tomato picked fresh from the vine you will know what I am talking about. If you don’t, then it’s not too late to start.
I am a vegetarian for a range of reasons but mainly ethical. As an animal lover it was becoming increasingly difficult to rationalise eating animals. It is not for everyone, I understand. You’ll never find me preaching about it, that’s not really my thing.
I love to travel and have experienced a world of food and different cuisines. I am fascinated by the history of eating and drinking and the role it has played in the development of modern society.
I write regularly here at ‘she cooks, she gardens’ about food, gardening and things of that nature.
She cooks, she gardens started out as a fun way to share recipes with friends and family in April 2011 and has blossomed into something so much more. I have an engaged group of followers and use social media to promote my own work and that of those I admire.
- My recipes and photographs have been featured on Tastespotting, Foodgawker, Healthy Aperture, Knapkins, Stuffed Pepper, Tasteologie and Finding Vegan.
- I have worked with chef Mel Haynes from ‘The Food. The Science. The People.’, running a ‘locavore’ cooking class. The event was a sell out and received great feedback.
- Sumptuous magazine described my blog as ‘inspirational’.
- I am a regular contributor to GRAM Magazine.
- I have worked with the Australian Mushroom Growers Association as part of Mushroom Mania.
- I am on the organising committee for Eat.Drink.Blog 2012 and designed the graphics for the webpage.
- My orzo pasta recipe featured in InDaily.
- My pumpkin lasagna recipe was recently featured on the Huffington Post.
- She cooks, she gardens is ‘certified Yummly!‘ and broccoli pasta recipe was recently featured on the Yummly! blog.
If you’d like to work with me or chat about an idea please feel free to contact me via the form below. For more information please check out my PR page.