We are so excited to be bringing you this episode, our second last for the series. This time, our special guest is food writer and podcaster Lindsay Cameron Wilson (pictured above with her mum Bev). Lindsay was in Australia recently for our My Open Kitchen Gathering and so we snapped up the opportunity to talk with her about what inspires her work as a best-selling cookbook author and host of Love Food, a cooking show that celebrates food, family and community, plus the Food Podcast, her time in London working with Sophie’s spiritual home Books for Cooks and her life in Nova Scotia. Plus of course, we share our favourite five things that are inspiring and exciting us in the world of social media and community building.
Skye’s Top 5
1.After the on-set of our #podclub on Instagram, I have been on a massive podcast spree (here are just a few!); Sincerely X, Ted Talks, Happy Place and I have to mentioned a swag of ABC podcast’s I have whipped through the lot, over the last few weeks. The newest ABC podcasts are really kicking butt- The Pineapple Project and Fierce Girls are my favourites. They are beautifully produced, featuring a range of different voices and an appropriate level of drama!
2. This article from at Hello Lunch Lady by Helen Razer – gadgets of the 70’s kitchen and a look through the eyes of a seventy year old into the modern fascination of all things ‘retro’, including the infamous Women’s Weekly Cookbook. “In the ’70s, no one but Joan was particularly interested in her Sunbeam, now so fetishised online. Sure, the roasts and crepes and fritters it produced were well received. But the kitchen, then contained by doors and a strict division of gender, was a fairly private space. That so many were now sufficiently interested to pay for the relics of a secret, female ’70s was curious.”
3. With my farming hat on for this one – please read this article written by Robbie Sefton who many of you in the rural sector know. But even if you’re not a farmer, or don’t even know anyone who live on a farm. It’s all about creating Boards on Family Farms and using external skills to make better businesses in the bush. It’s a short read, and one that I thoroughly agree with.
4. When we recorded this episode I truly had only just discovered Beth Kirby’s podcast @rawmilk – and now she has HEAPS of episodes out. I’ve got to say it’s taken me a while to warm up to to Beth in the flesh, but I am a regular listener now. See what you think of it. It’s all about advice, anecdotes and action plans for anyone wanting to tell stories, be creative and maybe make some money through Instagram and social media.
5. Sophie Hansen’s Apricot Jam. Given as a gift before Christmas, and still lingering in the fridge and is the most delicious apricot jam I have ever tasted.
Sophie’s Top 5
1. Unfold app; You may have seen many people, including me, using this app to put borders and lovely clean text on their IG stories.
2. Courage and Spice, Sass petherick ‘ the podcast for human’s with ‘self doubt’ – so all of us. Especially loved the one about taking up space on line.
3. Instagram highlights; Not new news I know but this function just seemed to slip into my Instagram one day and all of a sudden changed the game – never before has this app been more in danger of taking over blog-land! The highlights section lets you save your stories in different categories, people I think who are using highlights well include Marte Marie Forsberg, Digital Picnic, Beth Kirby of Local Milk and Molly Yeh.
4. Raw Milk Podcast; I admit I haven’t listened to every episode of this much anticipated podcast from Instagram superstar Beth Kirby of Local Milk but the first two in series one I think are packed full of really useful advice – taking the anxiety out of instagram and how to create beautiful social media for your brand.
5. The Janet Murray Show – I’ve raved about this podcast before but found that her recent series on getting more engagement across the different platforms super duper useful – look out for episodes 264-268. As always Janet shares really useful information and practical tips and this series is basically like a free social media 101.