Sonya Gellert

lifestyle writer // senior editor

Lifestyle & food writing

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Currently, I am the Travel Editor of Delicious. magazine and continue to freelance for food and lifestyle-oriented publciations and food businesses – from vegan patty packaging to Broadsheet.

At the recent BADC Awards, my copy writing collaboration with Gangplank was awarded two Silver prizes:

Here is a sprinkling of my recent travel-related pieces:

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DONNA HAY MAGAZINE

Before its closure with the release of its 100th issue, I wrote and edited recipes and copy full time for Donna Hay Magazine and its sister publication Fresh + Light Magazine as its Digital and Copy Editor.

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AUDREY DAYBOOK

I regularly contribute to Audrey Daybook, an Australian lifestyle magazine filled with inspiring stories of women following their dreams, good food, creative pursuits and fun projects. For its third issue, I interviewed and wrote about the last remaining maestro of sea silk weaving, in Sicily, and a lawyer-turned-cheesemaker who bought an old schoolhouse in the New South Wales hinterland and began growing tea. For its fourth, I penned a piece about the history of red lipstick and another on the rise of bowl foods. In its fifth issue, I interviewed Julia Busuttil Nishumura (author of cookbook 'Ostro') about family and food. Most recently, I covered the art of intuitive eating and wrote about fashion’s forgotten icon, Elsa Schiaparelli.

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PEPPERMINT MAGAZINE

 Peppermint Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue cover story: The UnMaterial Girl

Peppermint Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue cover story: The UnMaterial Girl

All About the Girl: Leah-Jane, better known as The UnMaterial Girl, is a reformed fast-fashion addict turned ethical style advocate and slow fashion designer. For Peppermint’s 10th Anniversary cover story, I interviewed Leah about the future of fashion.

Crop Circles: On a verdant stretch of land in Brisbane’s Samford Valley, two young farmers are working to close the loop on food waste. Alice and Phil are changemakers in the farming world, and for Peppermint magazine I shared their story.

Breaking Bread: Carter Were is a passionate baker living on a verdent patch of earth in the rural region surrounding Byron Bay. For Peppermint's cover story (see image below), I wrote about this cook's culinary ethos.

Living with less: in Peppermint's 'Living with Less' issue I contributed a four-page spread on a Brisbane-based family dwelling in a 1940s butcher's shop, having transformed it into a tiny cafe, home and office space.

Salt of the earth: in Peppermint's 'Family Issue' I wrote about sustainable sources of rock salt, and why Himalayan sea salt might not be the most eco-friendly choice for Australian consumers.

 Peppermint Magazine cover story: Breaking Bread

Peppermint Magazine cover story: Breaking Bread

 Peppermint magazine story: Salt of the Earth

Peppermint magazine story: Salt of the Earth

BROADSHEET

I regularly edit and write commercial content for Broadsheet’s Melbourne team, and have written many profiles for Broadsheet’s venue listings. Here are two samples:

Hunter's Corner, Redfern
Macelleria, Newtown

NOURISH MAGAZINE

Living Small: a four-page spread on how residing in small spaces, and living a minimal lifestyle, can affect the ways in which we cook, eat and live. This piece includes an interview with Rachel Khoo about running a two-seater restaurant in a tiny Paris apartment.

HARDIE GRANT MEDIA

I often write and edit pieces for Hardie Grant Media’s custom publications – from interviews with chefs, to historical pieces and home styling tips:

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SUNDAY DINNERS

I was recently interviewed by photographer Chiron Cole, as part of her Sunday Dinners project. You can read this and take a look at her beautiful images, here.

THE KITCHN

My favourite healthy recipes

HUFFINGTON POST AUSTRALIA

How to win the office fridge war

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