Author Biography: Rebecca Varidel

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Inside Cuisine is the food booze and travel website founded by Sydney born Rebecca Varidel. Although Rebecca was the first of six generations of her family in Australia to be born in the city, she did spend school holidays on the NSW dairy farms of her family, where she observed from an early age that the only food bought onto the farm was tea, flour, sugar and salt. Everything else was seasonal or had been preserved on the farm.

From early childhood she was obsessed with cooking.  Her love of food as a child was the way that she first discovered not only other cuisines but also other cultures and countries.She loves French food. Is still a huge Francophile and adds Champagne and wine to her loves with food and travel.

She has travelled to just some of the countries she wants to explore - with favourites so far France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Hungary, Egypt, South Korea, China, Macau, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Uzbekistan - and hopefully the journey has just begun.

But not forgetting she also has a love of spirits - whisky and gin are current favourites - and cocktails. The bar thing works well; as she was a barefoot guest judge for World Class Bartender of the Year Australia on Noosa Beach in 2013. Rebecca has a weekly BAR FLY column in Sydney in 4 newspapers, as part of a successful freelance writing career, was the editor of Best of Sydney 2013 (eating, drinking, shopping, entertainment) as well as a contributor to the 2014 SMH Good Pub Food Guide, 2013 SMH Good Pub Food Guide, 2012 Hardie Grant Eating and Drinking Melbourne, 2012 Hardie Grant Eating and Drinking Sydney and 2012 Foodies Guide to Sydney. Online some of her regular work, as a proud support of digital media, includes writing for Food Index, Travel Index and as a food columnist (and critic) for Urbanspoon. Oh and of course, there's the huge following on social media... with > 37,000 twitter followers for @frombecca and @insidecuisine

Did we mention that she has worked as a Chef (in restaurants and high end catering) as a food producer and a food retailer? Believing in giving back some of what she has been given, Rebecca is the proud ambassador for the Electrolux Appetite for Excellence program (Australian Young Chefs, Waiters and Restaurateurs program).

So - Inside Cuisine - food booze and travel it is!

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Articles written by Rebecca Varidel