We're back with our creative women series, and this week we're thrilled to feature chef, author and outdoor enthusiast Sarah Glover.
Sarah is a multitalented creative; she's authored multiple cookbooks,
, runs cooking workshops, has a video journal documenting her adventures, and created Driftwood Cabin, a coastal retreat in Tasmania (which is available to rent on Airbnb!).
Her favourite kitchen is in nature, foraging local seasonal produce, grilling over a fire pit, and sharing meals with friends under the stars. Her enthusiasm for everything she does is infectious, it was a pleasure to connect with Sarah, we hope you enjoy reading our chat.
Tell us about your professional journey - highlights, learnings, mentors.
I've been cooking since I was 16, a highlight was cooking for Martha Stewart, Francis Mallmann and Gordon Ramsay. They've also been mentors of mine, I've learnt that you might have a talent or a skill but unless you stay humble with it, it can overwhelm you and control your emotions. I also think keep it simple, good quality produce, take your time to cook and enjoy sitting down to a meal.
Argentinian chef Francis Mallmann
Describe your approach to cooking
It's very tactile, I often look for inspirations in my ingredients, landscape and people - this inspires the setting, the menu, and the mood.
What are you working on right now, personally and professionally?
I'm working on a You tube channel, that helps to capture my personality and adventures in a more lighthearted manner.
Favourite self care ritual/s to unwind?
Getting my nails done and sipping on a coffee. It's safe to say this happens about 4 times a year.
Favourite travel experience/s?
Going to Paris solo and ridging my bike around discovering farmers markets.
The Rue Cler Market Street in Paris
What makes you feel most alive?
When I'm in community and serving others
What are you looking forward to?
Seeing my family again
Who or what is inspiring you right now?
I find inspiration in art. I love learning about people's journeys and the road they've travelled, it helps me realise that I'm not so far off myself and that everyone has a hard story. It doesn’t matter how successful you are, there are still daily trials and things we have to overcome.
Insider home town tips?
Ohhh, I live in the USA right now but in Tasmania, the CWA (country womens association ) they have incredible home baked goodies, hand knitted jumpers and beautiful hand cut flowers.
The CWA Hobart store, opened in 1942.
Summer is our favourite season, what’s a song, taste and place that reminds you of summer?
Song: My Girl
Taste: Fresh Raspberries and whipped cream
Sarah's favourite taste of summer.
Place: Crescent Head.
Biggest take away of the year?
Hold plans loosely because they can change in a second.