Thursday, May 2, 2013

My new website, including Footscray foodie tours!


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I'm very excited to announce that my personal website is now live!  The address is:


It's my portable, accessible CV that highlights all the things I'm up to, from writing to speaking and of course, blogging!  Never fear, Footscray Food Blog isn't going anywhere (and now maybe I can work on some of my posting backlog!)  In fact, I've made a few changes here, with a new "About" page and updated "Footscray Food Blog in the news" section.

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I've previously launched my Footscray foodie tours on Facebook but haven't yet on the blog.  I'm delighted and very excited to now offer food tours around Footscray, in partnership with Melbourne's venerable and well-respected CAE.

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Do you keep hearing about Footscray and want to visit, but don't know where to start?  Maybe you're a local and are keen to find the best suppliers, rather than playing hit and miss?  Or maybe you just want to know what that one peculiar vegetable at Little Saigon is and how to use it.  I've got the genuine local knowledge and contacts that only come from living and breathing Footscray day in, day out - and I would love to share them with you!

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Last term was a a huge success, with a second tour added due to large enrolments.  This term we have a new course, "An African Experience".  Footscray's well-known for Vietnamese fare but it's actually the main hub of Melbourne's Ethiopian community.  Come along and discover this, the birthplace of coffee, as well as tastes from Somalia and the world's newest nation, South Sudan.  Book through the CAE - links here at laurenwambach.com/speaking.  New tours are also on the horizon.  Stay tuned!

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Finally, a big shout-out to my ridiculously talented sister Liz Reed, an illustrator and artist, who painted the beautiful watercolours for the site.  (You might remember her from FFB and Consider the Sauce's annual picnic poster from last year - above.)  See more of her artwork on her site, cryptolizard.com.  Also big thanks to Ravi Vasavan who contributed invaluable technical wizardry.

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And big thanks to YOU for reading.  Blogging is personal by definition and I love making the connection with you, my readers, whether it's with a comment (I LOVE those, hinty McHint hint!) or coming up to say hi when you see me out and about in the 'hood.  Keep interacting, challenging, commenting and suggesting and I look forward to sharing many meals with you to in the years to come.

14 comments:

  1. I love your blog, don't ever stop FFB :)

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    1. Thanks Neeno - FFB will always be my baby!

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  2. Could you please define 'genuine local knowledge' for me?

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    1. I'm a local and I have genuine knowledge!

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    2. As opposed to locals without genuine knowledge?

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    3. Anon, I don't really know what you're getting at. You are more than welcome to email me to talk about it further - lauren@laurenwambach.com.

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  3. I think a trip to Footscray is in order!

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  4. Hi Lauren
    The new website looks AMAZING. The illustrations are gorgeous - your sister is very talented!
    I too really hope you continue with FFB as I'm a devoted follower.
    KERI

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    1. Thank you so much Keri! Never fear, FFB is definitely continuing. Thanks so much for your support - it means a lot, and is a big reason I keep doing it!

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  5. I think the world is your oyster, I love your reviews.

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  6. Congrats on your new site Lauren, it looks very swanky! And I've just been perusing your sister's site too, lovely. Tell her I'm hanging out to see what happens with this maiden with a wolf in her stomach ...

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    1. Hi there!! Gosh, sorry for ridiculously long reply but I am trying a new thing where I have to log in to moderate my comments... Guess i forgot to do it!

      Liz is such a clever cookie. I'll tell her she has fans waiting on the next instalment!

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I love getting your comments! They're what make blogging worthwhile. Unfortunately, the amount of spam I get is obscene and it is so tiresome to have to moderate every comment, so I have had to turn on annoying word verification. I'm sorry for the inconvenience, but please know how much I love you having your say!

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