Katrina Meynink is a freelance food writer and author. She regularly contributes to national and international food magazines and writes weekly for Fairfax. Her first cookbook Kitchen Coquette was awarded best first cookbook 2011 (Australia) at the Gourmand World Food Cookbook Awards. Katrina has a Masters in Gastronomy, Le Cordon Bleu; an Advanced Diploma in Taste, Hautes Etudes Du Gout, as well as culinary training from Le Cordon Bleu. Katrina has received numerous scholarships from the James Beard Foundation and the Culinary Trust USA; most recently she was awarded the Julia Child Grant.