Aaron Nathanael Ho, who is known affectionately as Nat to the culinary world, spent his childhood in the kitchen with his grandmother, rolling tangyuan between palms for winter solstice, deep-frying nian gao, baking kueh baulu over charcoal stove, and curling love-letters for Chinese New Year.
When he studied a PhD in English literature at New York, he was exposed to a whole new world of food. He now adjuncts at two universities in Singapore to pay for his food.
The name of his food-and-travel blog – Rubbish Eat Rubbish Grow, is transliterated from a colloquial dictum when mothers tell children not to be picky with food. Once in a while, the blog has contributions from his close friends as he believes his blog is a book of memories, eating with people he loves.
Rubbish Eat Rubbish Grow is featured in New York Post and Suria(a Singapore TV channel); and has been nominated for “Asia’s Best Food Blog” by Asia Rooms (2013), and “Best Singapore Food Blog” by Hotel Club (2013), and by Singapore Blog Awards (2012 & 2013).
Please extend a big welcome to Nat!
Massive thanks to Scoot Airlines for their support in bringing Nat to Australia for Eat Drink Blog 5.
Christina is well known to many Australian food and drink bloggers, having been an organiser of Eat Drink Blog 3 in 2012 which was held in her hometown of Adelaide.
She was born in Australia to Chinese parents who both had a great love of both cooking and eating out, which certainly was passed along to Christina. She has also travelled extensively and spent time working overseas in London, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Christina has a marketing, PR and writing background, and began The Hungry Australian in 2011 upon her return to Adelaide. Her food blog has since led her to many opportunities in writing, recipe development, consulting and photography.
All her blogging efforts have recently culminated in The Hungry Australian being judged both Overall Winner and Best Food Blog at the Best Australian Blogs 2014 competition organised by the Australian Writers’ Centre. The Hungry Australian was also one of five Lifestyle Finalists in the Best Australian Blogs 2013 competition and won the Outstanding Use of Photography Award that same year.
A big welcome aboard to Christina!
Further speakers will be announced soon, as well as sponsors, conference program and Sunday activities so stay tuned….