Barbara Sweeney

Food Writer and Talks Host

Barbara writes about food for the Sydney Morning Herald and is regional editor of The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide. She is also a columnist and feature writer for Country Style magazine, writing about encounters with curious piglets, beekeepers and pineapple growers.

In a lifetime of working in hospitality, Barbara has owned a small country café, worked in a 100-year-old Italian palazzo hotel and presented food segments for radio and television. She has revelled in all the experiences that have come her way: sipping on vintage wines, meeting top chefs, stamping through fields with farmers and, most of all, sitting at the table.

In 2012 Barbara staged the inaugural Food and Words food writers’ festival in Sydney, an event where food writers talk about books that matter and writers contemplate food.

Barbara cannot imagine a life without cooking and eating – or talking about either.

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