Monday, February 13th, 2012

An exciting announcement – or two! :)

A few spreads from the first feature.

All images © Katie Quinn Davies and Delicious Magazines/New Life Media

Tomato bruschetta

Mum’s old-fashioned lemon cheesecake with macerated strawberries

© Katie Quinn Davies

A quick little blog post today to make an exciting announcement, strike that actually it’ll be two announcements, but I’ll be back in the morning with the second, which is the winner of the Barbecue Book  (along with one or two extra goodies thrown in), I just need to print out all the amazing replies, cut them out and stick them in a hat!

On that note thanks so, so much for all the great comments, I found them very insightful to read through and was very touched at how much effort a lot of you put into each one. It’s a particularly interesting read for me at the moment as I had the momentous occasion yesterday of taking the very last shot for my book. I shot most of them back in October last year, but over the past while I got to looking at one or two of them and decided to re-shoot about 10 shots (being the eternal (annoyingly) perfectionist that I am. Anyway they are now all shot (WooHoo!) and I am currently head down in the design stage which will last 2 weeks and I am back into ‘normal’ shooting again.

Which on that latter note leads me to the purpose of this post in the first place! **Drumroll** so I am thrilled to announce that last year I was asked by Valli Little – the one and only amazing food editor at Delicious Magazine, if I would like to become a regular monthly contributor to the magazine? and I said, well “Ahem… let me think about it… Yes!” So going forward as of this Wednesday (when the March edition officially goes one sale – contributors will have their copy by now) I’ll be doing an eight page feature every month, featuring 5-7 recipes based around a specific theme. First off it’s ‘Brunch for Friends’. The magazine goes on sale this Wednesday (15th) but you can order copies of Delicious here and follow their Facebook page here. magazine

Another thing I wanted to mention is thanks too for all the amazing image submissions I have and am currently receiving for my USA feature. It’ll be going up around the end of March (sadly book and work commitments prevent me from getting it up any earlier) but please keep sending me images. I have a load of Coney Island ones so best off to maybe not send any with that subject matter, any West Coast or Mid West shots would be great or Southern ones would be fab too. Keep em’ coming, deadline for submissions will be the end of Feb.

Finally the sun shone for a few hours in Sydney yesterday ~ we are having a DREADFUL Summer 🙁 as part of the book re-shoots, I shot a pizza recipe I wasn’t happy with first time round, so to celebrate the final shot being taken we decided to crack open a bottle of the good stuff and enjoy it over lunch in the sun whilst it hung around for about 2 hours before the rain came again. This is a very simple recipe for a Tomato Bruschetta I made using the remaining pizza dough I had left over. There is nothing nicer that beautiful, flavoursome ripe tomatoes salted, and served with good balsamic on a crispy, thin pizza base. A great simple Summer lunch.

Seeing as it’s Valentines Day tomorrow (ahhhhhh smooch smooch xxxxx) I thought too I’d post up a recipe for my Mum’s Lemon Cheesecake (I ate this by the bucket load when I was a kid). BTW you’ll need to make it the night before impressing your loved one with your amazing baking skills 😉

I’ll be back tomorrow with the book winner! 🙂





Toot toot!!!! after lots of tearing up pieces of paper and scrunching them up before sticking them in a hat, my hubby Mick pulled out the winner tonight – which is: *Drumroll*…. Susan in the Boonies

Susan, please send me a mail with your details and I’ll get the book and other goodies out to you asap.

Thanks again to everyone of the 100 comments, fab food for thought there, really wonderful feedback.


87 Responses to “An exciting announcement – or two! :)”

  1. February 13, 2012 at 11:34 am

    WOW! Congratulations, Katie! And Happy Valentines!

    Nest wishes from Sweden,

  2. February 13, 2012 at 11:43 am

    That’s awesome that you’re part of a magazine now, your pictures are a fabulous source of inspiration for me, makes me want to suscribe to delicious magazine only for that!

  3. February 13, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Huge congrats on the Delicious gig! Well deserved 🙂

  4. February 13, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Congratulations!…. gorgeous photos!

    order takeaway online

  5. Rita Quinn Crofton
    February 13, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Congratulations, once more. An exciting time for you. Enjoy.

  6. February 13, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Congratulations Katie!
    You get what you deserve.

  7. February 13, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Congratulations! I’m really happe for you!

  8. February 13, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    wow, you should be so proud… as an aspiring food writer myself I know how hard it is to get into this world and you’ve done amazingly well with your beautiful work… all he best… Dom x

  9. February 13, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    so amazing and so deserving!! huge congrats lady! X

  10. February 13, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    This is all very exciting news. The layout looks gorgeous.

  11. February 13, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Congrats, not that I am the least bit surprised! Gorgeous as usual!

  12. February 13, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    You must be chuffed. What wonderful news. Delicious is one of my favourite food magazines so this makes me very happy. Congrats Katie, so very well deserved.

  13. February 13, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Now, how fun is all of this?!?!?!!=] Heartfelt congratulations! I’m envious in the nicest way possible (beginner that I am, I simply dream=]). You have so many exciting things to be busy with… yup, definitely fun! =] Congratulations, again!

  14. February 13, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Congrats Katie.

  15. Sini
    February 13, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Congrats! Have to get that issue. You’re doing such a great job!

  16. February 13, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    The biggest congratulations to you, Katie on this exciting new venture at Delicious mag! Can’t wait to pick up the new edition!

  17. February 13, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Oh Katie! This is wonderful news!!! I’m so happy for you! Any idea whether we can get our hands on “Delicious” in the USA? 🙂

  18. February 13, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Congratulations! Delicious is a lovely magazine and now with your contributions I’m sure it will be even better!

  19. Anonymous
    February 13, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Congratulations! !!!I love your blog!!! Truly inspirational and not one of your recipes failed me so far.

    Will you please give us the recipe for cinnamon&almond swirls?

    Thank you!

  20. February 13, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Congrats Katie for joining the Delicious team!!! I’ll definitely buy this first issue you are contributing to!
    And congrats too for shooting (and reshooting!) all your book’s recipes (amazing recipes, I am sure!) I am SO looking forward to see the *flabbergasting design* you’ll create for the book now! ^__^

  21. February 13, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Congratulations, Katie….!I can`t buy it in Germany, what makes me a little little bit angry.

    …What about your book?
    When can we buy it?? I am still waiting 🙂

    Greetings from hamburg! <3

  22. February 13, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Congratulations Katie!!!!!!

  23. February 13, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Completely amazing and well deserved. You are an inspiration for sure! Congrats!

  24. February 13, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    woooow che meraviglia! complimenti davvero, un bacio 🙂

  25. February 13, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Congrats, Katie! Looks awesome. The nearest bookseller is 45 min from me but now I’ll have a reason to make the drive to get my hands on Delicious every month!

  26. February 13, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Big WOW!!
    congratulations from Firenze, other side of the world.

  27. February 13, 2012 at 5:08 pm


    Happy Sweetheart Day…

  28. February 13, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    hi katie – that magazine feature looks great! congratulations – wish it was easier to pick up a copy over here in japan 😮

  29. February 13, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Another great reason to buy Delicious. Congratulations Katie, how very exciting for you.
    Thanks for the cheesecake recipe. My Mum used to make something like this too, and I’m looking forward to trying it!

  30. February 13, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Awesome, congratulations!

  31. February 13, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Oh I love it when you show us the magazines you’ve taken pictures for. Amazing as always, especially the cover 🙂

  32. February 13, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    wahoo now my fave food photographer is in my fave aussie food magazine – yip yah! – of which I’m subscribed to and now cannot wait to get my hands on, fantabulous work Katie!

    Love the cheesecake, they’re always a hit and I look forward to trying your recipe.

    Have a fabulous loved up valentines day (I swear we only just had last years a moment ago – gosh time flies!).

  33. February 13, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Fantastic news! I subscribe to Delicious and can’t wait to salivate over your contribution!

  34. February 13, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Congratulations, how exciting! That is amazing you get 8 pages! Can’t wait to go pick up a copy!

  35. February 14, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Awesome news, I’m more surprised it took that long for a magazine to snap you up!

  36. February 14, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Lemon cheesecake with strawberries. Enough said. {yummmmmmmmm}

  37. February 14, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Congratulations!!! You must be so excited seeing yourself on the cover! I know what you mean about the crappy Sydney weather this Summer, I feel like I’m back in Dublin 😉

  38. February 14, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Congrats! Now what’s the recipe for the baked eggs with spinach, mushrooms, goat cheese, etc??? 🙂 YUM.

  39. February 14, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Congratulations! That’s an awesome opportunity

  40. February 14, 2012 at 3:55 am

    Congratulations! I’m so glad to see your work be shared with a wider audience! 🙂

  41. February 14, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Oh Katie, so happy for you! Cyber hugs!
    Cheers Fiona

  42. February 14, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Received my copy of Delicious today. Quite excited to see your work in it (having followed your blog for a while). Congratulations, and I look forward to future contributions.

  43. Lyrics and Laughter
    February 14, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Congratulations Katie! Wish I could get that edition here in the Netherlands…the food looks goood again. Since stumbling upon your site 2012 is officially my cooking year! Thanks & enjoy your Valentines day..

  44. February 14, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    I look forward to your posts, as they are so inspirational and beautiful. Looking forward to trying your lemon cheesecake with
    macerated strawberries, substituting with Meyer lemons.

    Congratulations on your
    monthly eight-page feature on Delicious! I’m going to look into it’s availability in the U.S.

    Happy Valentines to you and yours and thanks for sharing your fantastic news!! 😉

  45. Anonymous
    February 14, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Dear Katie congratulations!!!! this makes me even sadder that my very favorite Delicious-Australia version stoped coming to Canada, why? no idea, but now that you are going to be in every issue I will miss it twice as much……Sonja

  46. February 14, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Congratulations Katie!

  47. February 14, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Congratulations :D!!!

  48. February 15, 2012 at 1:33 am

    How exciting! The postie just deliered my subscription, so I’ll tear off the wrapping and settle down for a good read with a cuppa!

  49. February 15, 2012 at 6:45 am

    Congratulations, fantastic news¡!


  50. February 15, 2012 at 8:35 pm


  51. February 15, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    wow, congrats on your new regular feature! Another excuse to tell RJ why I ‘HAVE TO GET’ this month’s issue 😉

  52. February 16, 2012 at 5:36 am

    Congratulations! That is awesome!

  53. February 16, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Susan did you see you won the BBQ book? Can you shoot me through an email to: studio@katiequinndavies, Tks

  54. February 16, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Strike that! I just found your email

  55. Wasfieh
    February 17, 2012 at 3:32 am

    When I received my subscribed copy of Delicious I was so excited to see your name on there and couldn’t to see your feature. Congratulations!

    Do you know where I can purchase the ‘Caputo Molino Tipo 00’ flour you used in your pizza base recipe in Sydney?

  56. February 17, 2012 at 3:34 am

    oops forgot to add the word ‘wait’ in the above post, was meant to say I couldn’t wait to see your feature in the mag 🙂

  57. February 17, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    What an yummy beauty I should admit that after I saw those photos my stomach decide to make a revolution 😉 Hope that the recipe won’t be that difficult to be made. Greets short let london

  58. February 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Wasfieh – I normally buy it int he Norton St Grocer. Where are you in Sydders?

  59. February 17, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    this is so great!! Congratulations, Katie 🙂 Wish one day I’ll be in your shoes…

    check out my blog for delicious chai cupcakes with a cinnamon frosting!

  60. February 18, 2012 at 2:34 pm


    you are such an inspiration. i am a cook/ sous chef and i love looking at your photos every week when i am coming up with my specials for the week.
    im in toronto canada. can’t wait for your book. keep up the hard work!


  61. February 18, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    I think I shall now faint.

    Am I sprinkled with Pixie Dust?

    This morning, I jumped around in my kitchen like a little girl!!!!!!

    Thank you Katie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  62. February 18, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Very very well, thanks you!! Lys

  63. February 19, 2012 at 11:27 am

    WoW so exciting for you!!!! congrats you are rocking ! 1Can’t wait to see your book!

  64. February 20, 2012 at 4:34 am

    Awesome news, congratulations!

  65. February 20, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Congratulations for your exciting article!Thanks you, Lys!!!

  66. February 20, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Wow, those dishes seem delicious!

  67. February 21, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Delicious!!! Very Very Delicious A – juegos de mario

  68. February 22, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Live in Breakfast Point and shop at Norton St Grocer Leichhardt often so thats perfect, thank you!

  69. February 22, 2012 at 3:32 am

    Congratulations, Katie, this is great news! And the clicks are beautiful as always 🙂

  70. February 26, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Just loved your feature in Delicious mag…will be looking forward to the next one!
    xxx dj

  71. February 27, 2012 at 3:48 am

    I have just discovered this gorgeous blog and I want to start at the earlier entries and work forward. How can I access the archives? Sorry to be a pain but I am not sure if it is just a matter of clicking “older posts” at each page or whether there is a magic button.

  72. February 29, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    apart from giving you a big “elephant stamp” of approval for such excellent work on getting your gig with delicious magazine i would like to enter the competition to win the beautiful book by christine.

    answer: more regular blogs!

    thanks katie

  73. March 1, 2012 at 3:29 am

    I’m a designer just starting out on my own food blog ( and your blog inspires me to continue to create and persevere.

    I think you already have such a strong presence online with your current blog it’s hard to recommend what I would change. But I think it would be neat to see more behind the scenes shots too; it would be neat to connect with the photographer behind the photos a bit more 🙂 One thing I wouldn’t change is the big beautiful photos, the size, quantity and quality is what I love about your blog.

    Thanks for sharing your passion with us.

  74. March 1, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    what I love about your blog is the photos. there are so many food blogs out there with good recipes or with good photos I would love it you had a new section advising on food styling and photography.

  75. March 1, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Oh my gosh! I just got completely sucked into the “what katie ate” world and I just loved it! I am new to the blogosphere and am so excited to follow you! Beautiful pictures and fun stories, Katie.

  76. Anonymous
    March 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Hi Katie! I am huge – rather fresh – fan of your blog full of visual and taste delights! I am checking the blog now kind of often as I am expecting every new note on the progress of your book which I just wll buy.

    Only little thing to mention for your new ,,updated” blog – it would be great to have an archive for us – late discoverers of this beautiful virtual space!

    Blessings, Alexa from Slovakia

  77. March 3, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Hi Katie!
    Love your site & amazing foodie photos!

    I recently saw a photo for ‘mini eggs benedict’ from your blog posted on Pinterest (my newest obsession!) However when I went to your blog to look for the article &/or recipe I couldn’t find it – the search didn’t seem to do anything! So for your ‘updated’ blog, i’d love to see a section for easy access to archived articles & recipes.

    Looking forward to the launch of your new updated blog!

    Cheers, Paddy

  78. March 5, 2012 at 9:48 am

    chocolate and cherries… that makes me dream… 🙂

  79. March 6, 2012 at 9:01 am

    I have to confess that i generally get bored to read the whole thing but i feel you’ll be able to add some value. Katie!

  80. March 6, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Hi Katie,
    Sitting here in cold Denmark – enjoying all the beautiful pictures and nice reciepes. I moved back to Denmark 3 years ago, after living and working in Sydney, and I still miss Sydney terribly. I just love love love reading about aussie BBQ’s and all the pictures from Aussie. So please keep adding beautiful pictures and info about local cafees and restaurants etc, makes me homesick – but I just love it 🙂

  81. March 7, 2012 at 5:49 am

    Hi Katie,
    Congratulations on you Delicious Magazine gig! I am jealous!! I just love you Baked eggs with spinach, mushrooms, goat’s cheese and chorizo recipe. It has become a favourite breakfast in my household. Cheers Johanna.

  82. March 7, 2012 at 8:08 am

    I found your blog website on google and check just a few of your early posts. Continue to keep up the excellent operate.
    World entertainment

  83. March 12, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Such fantastic photos Katie, your an inspiration, do you host any photography classes?

  84. maggie
    March 16, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Oh, this looks all so delicious, I can almost smell it. Such great photos! Greetings from Germany

  85. March 21, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Simply Great! I love your blog!

  86. March 25, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    I collect + covet each & every one of my Delicious mags. Congrats on your feature articles and I can’t wait to see them. LOVE everything about Delicious! You are a perfect fit!

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