twirling betty in Masterchef magazine

The cover of this magazine made me very excited. Not because of Neil Perry (dear God no, not because of Neil Perry) but because I had a sneaking feeling this would be the edition I might be in.

And I was right. It was a lovely feeling to flip through a few pages and suddenly see this:

And I am doubly chuffed as I took the photo. It was my favourite of a series I photographed for the lovely food stylist who contacted me from the mag. Let me tell you I was extremely nervous doing these photos knowing I was going to be sending them to people who spend their days styling and taking exquisite shots. I was very relieved when they got the thumbs up.

For my overseas peeps, Masterchef is a television show in which a slew of amateur contestants compete each week to retain their position in the Masterchef kitchen. Well, you can guess what title the ultimate winner is given. In Australia it is commonly referred to as a ratings juggernaut and has become as ubiquitous as photos of Oprah at the Opera House. That’s the Sydney OPERA house, not Oprah’s actual house.

Sometimes I laugh out loud (not in an evil scientist kind of way, it’s more an incredulous chuckle) at where I am now in my life; ie lawyer to…umm…well I still don’t really know what to call myself but it sure isn’t lawyer –  and at the things that happen when you finally start doing something you really love. The rewards don’t necessarily bring those big bucks my former career had the potential for but my goodness the inner cha-ching is enormous.


12 thoughts on “twirling betty in Masterchef magazine

  1. Congratulations Chris!!! You Rock (as my children say)!!!! Keep at it because you’re going to do even more great things!!!!

  2. Woo hoo! Way to go lady. You may not have easy title/label/signifier that being a lawyer gives you but whatever your new title is now you are rocking it!! And I’m loving that the “inner cha-ching” is enormous;)


  3. Gosh … that cake looks fantastic! It’s cool, sophisticated and cute all rolled in to one perfect cake. I love it! And I love that they featured you in that magazine. Well done Christen!!!

  4. Congratulations!!! That sounds exciting!!!
    And I can totally relate to your feelings about your old job and such … I have studied at university for more than five years … (also studied in Australia for half a year) and now I am … making buttons *laugh*
    It is not a fulltime job (yet) and my shop is still small. But as long as my little boy is at home I realized that is a good thing! 🙂 And I have so many ideas for when the little one will go to kindergarten! And none of them have anything to do with what I studied!
    Even more crazy … it is not that I had to leave my job or that I was not able to find a new one … but I was not happy! Does that sound totally out of my mind? I love what I am doing now and the possibilities it brings. And the fact that I can organize my day myself and can work from home and be there for the kids when they need me! And I can not wait that maybe one day I will write a blog entry like yours … that I was in a magazine or something. Am still FAR away from that … but I do believe that such dreams can come true! It is such a great journey! 🙂

    Hope you will have many more such great features! 🙂

    Love from Germany

    Ms Muffin

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    • Thank you! Hope you enjoy the series. Not sure when my 3 mins of fame is airing but imagine it will be a few weeks yet.

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