I have been working in a daily Newspaper in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, amidst vineyards, close to the Olympic Games headquarters in Lausanne, and amongst world class gourmet restaurants in a land with breathtaking views of the Alps.
I moved to Australia because I fell in love with the wild landscapes and the feeling of freedom you get here, in the last remaining place on earth where you sense you can add your modest contribution to humanity.
I still work in the media industry in Australia, as a political correspondent for the French program on SBS Radio and for the economic section of European media as a freelance journalist. Though I specialise in politics and economics, my profession gives me opportunities to attend cocktail parties, try out restaurants, taste wines in cellars, discover the specialities prepared by the people involved. I love books, wine, food and passionate people whose contribution helps this world and the people to become, look, feel better.
More importantly, this experience has shown me that often the ones who make beautiful things don’t speak out. And it is not their job. Often, I meet those people because someone has heard of someone I should meet.
Now I would like to give voice to those whose work deserve to be known here in Australia. I keep my journalist ethics: those people don’t pay me to be on this blog. I don’t accept any gifts, except tastings.
I don’t criticize anyone’s work. If I don’t like it, I don’t remember it.
And if you know someone who knows an extraordinary person… please feel free to whisper his/her name.