A new monthly magazine feature for Chef and Steward


It’s been really rough trying to balance working from home with being sole caretaker of our increasingly active baby while hubster works 12-15 hour days six days per week but every time he gives me his single-tooth grin or tugs on my leg to play, I know it’s worth it. I am toying with the idea of doing a post updating the reality of us being a chef family but that will be an epic undertaking. In the meantime, I am still trying to make it through from day to day. Can I get a witness new moms or working moms?  In spite of it, I would not have it any other way.

As of this month, I will be contributing monthly to Gourmet magazine, developing menus and recipes, making the dishes, doing the food styling and photography – a veritable one woman food media production. It has been a tremendously uplifting experience working with the team.  Remember when we were first featured in Gourmet some time ago? I look forward to sharing more of my work there. If you are in the region, be sure to grab a copy before they sell out. If you are further afield, see the rest of the 4-page feature after the jump. You can enlarge each photo by clicking on them.

To see more of my work and services I offer, head to www.kariheron.com 

069_AHG_032_430740070_AHG_032_430740071_AHG_032_430740What do you think? I’d love to get your comments.

Hats off for my portrait by my late photographer friend, Saleem Almas. I believe this photo captures my spirit.



  1. says

    Great pic – sometimes it’s hard to be in front of the camera when you are always behind it. Bravo for getting out there – of course you wouldn’t swap your small dependent being for the world but can come with a claustrophobia of dependence- not to mention the sleep deprivation! The Gourmet feature looks fab.

    • says

      Sally, funny enough I grew up in front of the camera and only made the decision to go behind it because I thought that’s where the smart people were. But yeah, I was a TV presenter for the greater part of my career. It’s just now that I am a little camera shy because well, I had a baby and haven’t quite gotten around to me yet 😉

  2. says

    I can totally relate to your first paragraph. Taking care of the kids fulltime is tough with a husband who works the long hours of a chef. It’s hard, but totally worth it.

  3. NickySam says

    Wonderful and simple recipes Kari. Well done! You’re doing a great job with little man too! X

  4. angela heron says

    Good to see you again, I am always happy to see your posts, because your recipes, are doable and taste good! Keep it up.


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