Hi, I’m Annemarie and I currently work in my creative home space and productive backyard on the edge of a charming little town called Tumbarumba. Located by the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, the region is surrounded by mountains, forests, vineyards and farms. My primary professional occupations are photography and graphic design. Snowy Foodie blog has been created as a tool to create book content and was also a recovery project in response to a bushfire disaster trauma and pandemic in the same year. The book project idea started a few years before that, when I moved from Montréal to rural Australia to be with my Aussie man. The expat and country life taught me new skills and brought me new interests. Home cooking and the whole process of growing and preserving, while finding a passion for “terroir” culinary photography, was revealed to me over time. Re-invention helped me discover and connect with this new environment but is also a great remedy for homesickness. I am the only French Québécoise living in the region (as I know, so far) and cooking home traditional and iconic dishes from scratch with the ingredients I can find in Australia, are something I enjoy experimenting with and sharing.
Back in the Montréal years, I experimented multiple artistic disciplines. I have college and university degrees in Visual Arts and later gained a professional diploma in Graphic Design. For nearly ten years I was full-time soaked in a vibrant cultural scene designing promotional material for major events like the world-renowned Montreal Jazz Festival. As a genuine music lover, being part of a music festival studio team was a very exciting time. All these experiences have followed me in my suitcase and are always useful to any cultural work that I can contribute to in the Snowy Valleys region. Today, in my mid-forties, I feel more grounded in the slow food world and in the garden, but music will always shuffle in the house!