Do you love to cook? Could you become a Starts at 60 Food Lover? 14



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Could you be the next Jamie Oliver or Nigella for the over 60s? Love food and want to bring it to life with us? We need your help.

As Starts at 60 has grown, one thing we know you love is your recipes. In fact, we are often overwhelmed by the demand for great, easy-to-cook and lifestyle friendly recipes, so we want them to be something we do extremely well. Sitting back, we know we likely have the best sources of cooking ideas in Australia right here in the Starts at 60 community and that many of you are cooking your favourite recipes, so much so that if you “photographed” them and sent us the recipe, we could feature it.

So we are looking for people who have a bit of “food lover” in them and want to send in recipes they are cooking with passion, complete with photos of the dish so we can feature them on the site.

And we don’t want just “any” old recipes, we want your best ones – the Starts at 60 community favourites!

We’re going to share them and let them go “viral”. It will be great fun to watch it grow.

And whilst anyone can submit a recipe, we want to build a core team of people who will lead the recipes section of our site with passion. Could you be one of the food lovers we are looking for?

Today we are calling out for volunteers who love to cook and do it moderately regularly to register as a Starts at 60 Food Lover, and we’ll be in touch with you to talk about making our recipe section more exciting, more engaging and more interesting, with your help. It won’t be too much hard work and we promise that our editors will take care of you so you can just do the fun bits like cooking and photographing.

(Note: we’ll need more than one or two of you – so we’re going to put together a “foodie crew”… )

Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. Do I love to cook? No.

    Do I enjoy cooking? Yes.

    Could I become a Starts at 60 Food Lover? Who is defining a Starts at 60 Food Lover?

    I have been cooking for myself for 37 years and I’m still alive. I was taught knife skills and maintenance 65+ years ago and I believe it is part of the process of cooking. STUFF the preparation and you may as well not cook it.

    Do I read cook books? Yes. I also have close to 60 cook books all of which I have read and used as a guide.

    I look at cooking as an art form so the only time I follow a recipe closely is when it is crucial to have the right proportions of ingredients.

    So after all of that waffle I believe I will be a critic instead.

  2. I am just learning. My sons fiancee is a good cook and for a week in June I had lessons. I am learning and enjoying it.

  3. I know I am not a candidate and for one main reason, I have not had the opportunity to experiment with food and recipes, but I do enjoy cooking and recipe books.

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