Celebrated food writer Lee Tran Lams anthology New Voices on Food takes a unique approach to food writing, featuring a curated selection of works by emerging writers from under-represented backgrounds. From personal essays to comics and sketches, New Voices on Food explores a subject that is very close to our hearts (and stomachs): the importance of food in Australia’s multicultural society. This intimate conversation between Lee Tran and the anthology’s Sydney-based contributors adds flavour to your understanding of food writing.

Presented with Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.

Tyree Barnette (Australian)

Tyree Barnette

Tyree Barnette is a Sydney-based writer and a member of Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement. His writing centres on the African-American experience in Australia and greater Asia Pacific, and celebrating the global phenomenon that is African-American culture. Tyree contributed to anthologies by Sweatshop including this little red thing and Racism. He has also written a number of pieces for SBS Voices on fatherhood, Australian racism, and Black American food culture. Tyree is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina

Lina Jebeile (Australian)

Lina Jebeile

Lina Jebeile is a former high school teacher, but now works as a content creator and food photographer in Sydney. She’s the creative force behind ‘The Lebanese Plate’, and Spread Hummus Not Hate. She has a passion for recreating childhood recipes and using food as a conversation starter.

Lee Tran Lam (Australian)

Lee Tran Lam

Lee Tran Lam is the editor of New Voices On Food, a Diversity In Food Media anthology showcasing under-represented Australian talent. Concrete Playground called it one of the best books of 2020. Lee Tran is also a freelance journalist with work appearing in Good Food, Gourmet Traveller and SBS Food. Lam hosts The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry podcast, presents Local Fidelity on FBi radio and has a sandwich named after her which Time Out called one of Sydney's best toasties.