Hello there, I’m Lovoni. For over 25 years I worked in publishing, television & online as a recipe creator, food stylist, food editor, cookbook author, food photographer & cookery teacher. During this time, I’ve co-written over 100 cookbooks, authored six cookbooks and have self-published one titled ‘Simple, Fresh, Delicious’. It was because of this cookbook that I came to host my own national Canadian food show given the same title. The show was filmed in my studio & on location all over Canada. The absolute most fun I’ve had working during my career.
Born & raised in Sydney, Australia I studied culinary arts & started my career in publishing there in my hometown. I’ve lived in North America now for over 20 years; first in Canada and now in the USA.
I became a certified nutritionist, wanting to specialise in brain & mental health as well as weight loss & vitality. Several years ago my darling mum, who’d always been very conscious of her diet, was diagnosed with dementia. I’ve always been interested in food as a way of healing & helping people feel better both physically & mentally, mum’s decline stirred the fire in me to learn more about food & the importance it plays for our brain & mental health, not just our body.
We live in a world with so much information at our fingertips but so much of it is misleading or worse, incorrect. Especially when it comes to what a person should & shouldn’t eat. Should & should not…awful words really aren’t they? Nourishment without punishment. Why are we so consumed with diets, instead of eating a diet nature intended for us? Enjoying food is such a vital part of our being; deprivation & guilt have no place.
Fresh Hunger is my place to share a ‘taste’ of my work plus some things I’m passionate about: travel, old, spooky houses & castles, good wine, adventure, whimsy, traditional recipes with a twist & my work. What do you crave? It doesn’t have to be food. We all crave something. L xo