Jacqui Newling

Colonial Gastronomer

Jacqui brings ten years of ‘visitor first’ interpretation experience to her role as a curator at SLM.

She has a Le Cordon Bleu Master’s degree in Gastronomy through the University of Adelaide, and as SLM’s ‘resident gastronomer’ holds regular Colonial Gastronomy and Eat your history programs at SLM’s museums and co-curated the Eat Your History: A Shared Table exhibition at the Museum of Sydney. Jacqui is the ‘Cook’ in the blog The Cook and the Curator which was shortlisted in the 2013 NSW Premier’s Awards (multimedia) and author of the NSW Heritage Award winning book, Eat Your History: stories and recipes from Australian kitchens.

Jacqui continues post-graduate studies as a PhD candidate in history at Sydney University, researching food and food security in early colonial New South Wales.

Woman in garden setting with wall behind.

Jacqui Newling. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums