ABOUT LOVONI (that’d be me) & FRESH HUNGER:
Hey there, I’m Lovoni, creator of Fresh Hunger, offering recipes & ideas for home cooks – both novices & gourmands – to feed their family, friends & themselves with wholesome, feel-good food without too much fuss. Using recipes, tips & techniques that have been tested & I know work.
We offer services to food companies, publishers & online businesses with recipe development, writing, testing, editing, food styling, concept developing, photography, cooking videos, cookbook writing, TV show hosting & project management. Please see more about what we offer companies here. And read about me, Lovoni & my background in food below.
Welcome to Fresh Hunger – a website committed to good food & inspiration to help you to create a little of your own cookery magic. With tried & tested recipes, cookery tips & techniques, beautiful images & writing that’s straight forward & from the heart.
Cooking & sharing home-cooked food connects us. When we cook for others, we offer up a little of ourselves. It’s a privilege to cook for people – it’s a way to nourish others & to care for oneself.
Thank you for taking the time to look around my web site. I’m Lovoni – editor & creator of Fresh Hunger website (previously this was The Fresh Aussie). I’m a cookbook author, food stylist, cookery teacher, food photographer, a TV food show host & a bit of a food gypsy. If your name is your destiny then I was born to cook – ‘Lovoni’ – means “underground oven” & for 25 years + I’ve been cooking professionally in the publishing & television industries around the world. I attended culinary school in Sydney, Australia where I was born & raised. And that’s where I began my career with food. During my career I’ve authored six cookbooks & co-wrote over 60. I’ve written recipes & food styled for food companies & magazines around the world.
In the dead of winter in 2000 I moved to the frigid, Canadian tundra to become food editor for a publisher’s magazine & cookbook division. Several years later, I self-published a cookbook – Simple, Fresh, Delicious. And that lead me to host a national cooking show in Canada also called – Simple, Fresh, Delicious. The show’s focus was to inspire home cooks with easy recipes, using fresh ingredients & fun filming on location & in my studio. We promoted small farms across the country. I became the spokesperson for Alberta Elk association & travelled Canada & the US talking about the possibilities of combining farming, agriculture & food tourism. Hosting my TV show was the best thing I’ve done with my career & I loved it more than anything. I’m hoping to get back in front of the camera soon.
In 2010 I moved to Montana, USA. I met & married an American man & became the food specialist for a fortune 500 company. Several moves (& states) later, we now live on the outskirts of a tiny town in Indiana where my husband was born & raised. We’re renovating a 120 year old house & I’m trying to find my Aussie body again – both the house & I are a work in progress. I’m fiercely passionate about good food (& beautiful design) & encouraging more home cooking: inspiring people to create a little kitchen magic of their own.
Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated & it doesn’t have to be expensive. Most of us can’t afford grain fed & organic so buy what you can afford: better nourishment & health starts with cooking nutrient dense food at home.
Be open to fresh ideas. Grow some of your food – it can be as simple as a pot of herbs & a tomato plant. Get excited about trying a new ingredient, making a meal from scratch or cooking something you’d never consider. Get organized. Plan. Budget. Enjoy the process of cooking. You’re taking an array of different ingredients & creating something wholesome with them that you can feed & nourish others. And that my friend really is a privilege.