Hi! My name is Lani. I come from Melbourne, Australia – my family live in Phoenix, Arizona – and I live in a little English village in the heart of the creative and vibrant East London borough of Hackney. I manage the London branch of Mast Brothers American Craft Chocolate Makers in Shoreditch.
I’m a food and travel writer for magazines and online, with my first book, on coffee, published internationally by Ivy Press and ABRAMS Books at the beginning of 2015. I’m a trained pastry chef, have a BA in Film & TV, a Masters in Education and a Masters in Food Studies, focusing on food writing, culinary anthropology and food heritage.
Four Seasons of Food is my travel + life journal and a culinary guide to the world. As a culinary researcher and journalist I am on a never-ending quest for stories and recipes, and my experiences searching for these is detailed in word, image and video within these pages.
For my portfolio and samples of my published writing, photographs and film work, visit lanikingston.com