Well hello there!

Hello there, my name is Cara Waters and I write Gourmet Chick.  I am an Australian journalist who currently lives in London but travels the world.  When I started blogging I was working as a lawyer and anonymity was pretty important to me.  As time has gone on keeping my name anonymous has become more and more difficult.  It is also less essential now I work as journalist, an area in which blogging is accepted and even (shock horror) encouraged.

So I may not be anonymous anymore but I am keeping this as my profile picture

As you may have noticed Gourmet Chick has had a makeover.  I hope the blog is easier to use and nicer to look at as well.  I’ve added a set of buttons in the top right corner where you can contact and follow me or you can just click on these links to like Gourmet Chick on Facebook or follow me on Twitter.

I’ve also added some advertising.  I know some of you are opposed to advertising but I have to pay for these makeovers somehow.  I can guarantee that any advertising does not and never will affect the editorial content of this blog and that it will always be obviously advertising.  I am also always completely upfront about any freebies I receive.  The integrity of this blog is very important to me.

Let me know what you think.


  1. Liking the makeover, Cara 🙂


  2. It looks great.

    And I cannot imagine why anyone would be opposed to advertising. I suppose if you disapprove that much you could go through life not buying any papers or magazines and only watching the BBC …. Even the Guardian WoM has advertising, never seen any complaints about that!

  3. Cara… I love the Chick, erm, the one between the words Gourmet and Chick 🙂

  4. Welcome to the club!! Will be interesting to see how the ads work out for you!

  5. Love the new design, so clean and professional! Good luck with the ads, let me know if there is some money to be made 🙂

  6. Love the makeover. It looks fabulous.

  7. Go Cara! It looks great. x

  8. Nice to meet you properly Cara – hope it stays great. TPT x

  9. I like it! Love the cute yellow chick!

  10. New look is fab – very clean & stylish – and nice to finally put a face to the name 🙂 Also, I was wondering about your transition from Law to Journalism, was that planned? I’m long overdue for a career change but too scared to take the plunge – would love to hear about yours (if you don’t mind sharing)!

  11. Loving the new look, fab. It’s always nice to feel like you’re interacting with an actual person I think. c

  12. Looks great! Congrats on the make-over – let’s have a foody (and boozey) get together soon.x

  13. Going with my Gut – Thanks very much

    Fuss Free Flavours – Thanks and I agree – to keep the internet free sadly it needs ads.

    London Chow – Don’t worry I assumed that is what you meant!

    Krista – Will keep you posted…

    Elizabeth Thanks

    Cooking Republic – Thanks

    Sneh – Thanks

    Ute – I will… so far about £1!

    Tori – Glad you like it

    Leila – Thanks very much

    The Perfect Trough – Thanks

    Su-Lin – I know so cute!

    Lily – I retrained and did an NCTJ course – drop me an email and I give you more details if you want.

    Claire – Glad you like it

    London Rob – Thanks – yes lets do that!

  14. Well chosen adverts don’t bother me at all. Can’t shame somebody for making a living!

    Nice blog makeover. I liked the old logo, but the new one is great too!

  15. that’s great news(: i’m glad you get to do sth you enjoy now!

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