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Food criticism and storytelling in the age of social media algorithms

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We all eat food and we all have ideas about what tastes good. But under the surface of our conversations about recipes and restaurants you’ll find rich veins of storytelling.

How do we share our cultural identities through food? What do restaurants, bars and cafes reveal about the cities in which we live? How do we know who to trust when there are influencers everywhere you turn? Are social platforms changing the way food writing happens altogether?

Join Kelly Wong from the ABC and Matt Shea from Brisbane Times for a conversation about where we are, how we got here and what the future holds for food criticism and storytelling through digital media.

Kelly Wong (she/her) is a social media producer at the ABC and lifelong food enthusiast. She overshares what she eats on Instagram and is an ex-food blogger who occasionally writes freelance about science, food, and culture. 

Matt Shea is Food and Culture Editor at Brisbane Times. He is a former editor and editor-at-large at Broadsheet Brisbane, and has written for Escape, Qantas Magazine, the Guardian, Conde Naste Traveller, Jetstar Magazine, Elle, Luxury Travel Magazine and SilverKris, among many others.

Photo by Jack Cohen on Unsplash.

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