Kate Berry, AKA the Lunch Lady, has been dishing up the delights of home cooking on her blog for years. Over a year ago, she made the jump from digital to print with the launch of Lunch Lady, a quarterly magazine that beautifully packages her passion for food and family into a delightful, personality-packed read.
We caught up with Kate to find out what the transition has been like, along with a few foodie-focused questions as we all revel in the culinary joys of spring.
This winter you celebrated one year since launching Lunch Lady. What has the journey been like?
It’s pretty crazy that one year has been and gone. It’s been quite an intense learning experience. Before the magazine, I was working as a photographer and designer, both jobs I’d been doing for the last 20 years. To then take a whole new direction and learn a whole new job was quite overwhelming.
I’ve not only learnt new work skills but I’ve also learnt a lot about myself. I’m a very stubborn and extremely independent person, so to have to ask questions was confronting for me. But, luckily, I had two awesome teachers in Lou Bannister and Lara Burke.