Shirley Harring is the managing director of Hand Sourced produce- a niche market providore.
She is a QLD food writer/reviewer for Fairfax, Broadsheet, Timeout and more.
Shirley holds qualifications in food writing (Adelaide University); education (QUT & UWA); adult education (QSA) and is working on her thesis for the Masters of Food Studies (Gastronomy) program (University of Adelaide). She hopes that one day, tuck shops will turn into fresh food cafeterias and school ovals into edible, self sustainable gardens.
In between writing, cooking and studying, she grows vegetables, wrangles chickens and devours books. Based in Brisbane, QLD, she lives with her family of boys, who she finds are very useful for washing up and carrying heavy things. Shirley originally hails from Perth, WA, where she grew up amongst Italian farmers’ markets and the Swan Valley wineries.
She is always hungry.