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This blog has evolved from a personal desire to document particularly successful recipes and ‘hand me downs’ from my mother. I have a scrapbook but have serious fear of this getting frazzled in a house fire, so here we are. I met my husband in London and we moved to Melbourne together, which is where my love for cooking sprouted and began to germinate (it was nicer than it sounds). 

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We spent every weekend at some kind of food market, no matter how hungover (on these occasions normally venturing out in the dark) with a jumble of our biggest bags and sometimes a list but our inspiration came mostly from the produce on offer. Victoria St and Vietnamese was a new thing for me, I loved the variety of foods on offer as well as the breakfasts, which were unbelievable and some of my most memorable meals in the two years I spent there. 

Slow Cook Beef

As The Travelling Pantry matured, so did my styling and photography. I made every effort to do the food justice with the images I created to represent it and naturally became fascinated with the art of food styling and food photography. This lead me onto working at first with professional food stylists and then on various freelancing projects and I have sincerely loved every moment.

Herb Jungle

We are now back in the UK, close to London, where I continue cooking for fun and documenting particularly successful recipes on my blog. I also continue to freelance with my food styling and enjoy the diversity of the projects I am involved with. If you would like to get in touch, please do. My folio is katiekingsley.com

Bicycle Produce

Thanks for visiting!

96 Comments Add yours

  1. April Murray says:

    Wow your pictures are beautiful!!! I can’t wait to see more!

      1. zen treats says:

        Thanks for liking and following me as a fellow food stylist means a ton!
        Life. Love. Tea

    1. Thank you for the follow. What a beautiful blog you have created! I hope you are enjoying Melbourne, it’s such a great City!

      1. katiebonken says:

        Thanks very much, I am loving Melbourne – which is really what’s inspired this blog.

    2. Kasia Riedel says:

      Katie, wow, love your blog. Looks amazing

      1. katiebonken says:

        Thanks Kasia for the comment and follow! Let me know if you try any of the recipes – x

    3. Stuart says:

      What a beautiful site…amazing photos with some dishes I will definitely try…and won’t claim them as my own!

    4. MealsWithMel says:

      I always enjoy reading your blog. You take amazing picture and have very creative recipes. So I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award 🙂 for more information go to http://mealswithmel.com/2014/12/01/the-liebster-award/

  2. Thanks for the follow – Your blog has my mouth watering just from a quick look! Can’t wait to see more!

    1. katiebonken says:

      Thanks, I’ll do my best.

  3. Yana says:

    Hi Katie, Im glad you liked one of my posts! Your site and photos look cool! 🙂

  4. Hi Katie, thanks for stopping by and following my Blog. I see you are in Melbourne. The Autralian half of my family that emigrated from Scotland in the 1950’s live in Templestowe and some in Sydney. I’ve been lucky enough to visit twice and love Australia. So jealous! I enjoyed your site and photos. 🙂

    1. katiebonken says:

      Hi Neil, yes I have loved it here! We expect to be back by Xmas so want to make the most of the produce and restaurants before doing so. I do miss the UK at this time of year, mind you. When you come back again, there will be hundreds of new cafes to try out (as always in Melb) enjoy.

  5. fiona155 says:

    Thanks for stopping by and the follow, I really appreciate it 🙂 Looking at your pictures makes me really hungry! Looking forward to get some recipe ideas from your site 🙂

  6. What a beautiful blog you have, thank you for leading me to it. So many beautiful recipes.

    1. katiebonken says:

      That’s very kind – thanks. I have just enjoyed looking through your posts and lovely photos, would be good to have a birthday celebration in your house, looks amazing! Your simple sponge recipe has inspired me, I want to make a Victoria sponge with raspberry jam and cream….My mum and I would get through a whole cake some evenings when I finished school (it is quite light) haha

      1. Yes, it’s very light 😉 but oh, so delicious…I could probably go through the cake with you as well!

  7. Really like your bolg. Thanks for getting me here. Cheers!

  8. amcarmen says:

    Amazing blog! Love your photos by the way! Thank you for the follow and the like! Looking forward to following your blog 🙂

  9. Living in London can seriously cramp one’s cooking muscles – small flats are the price we pay to live in the hustle and bustle of this amazing city but sometimes I just long to live in the countryside with a big farmhouse kitchen and garden…my last flat didn’t have a kitchen window and had heat and smoke alarms that went off whenever the oven door was opened to check progress – madness!! I look forward to following your journey in Melbourne – have you found Celia of Fig Jam and Quince Jelly – she has a monthly In My Kitchen series which I think you would enjoy as a lot of the participants are Australian…

    1. katiebonken says:

      Hi Selma, yes we also had the problem of the fire alarm going off every time you made toast back in London, shame that when we actually had a fire at the top of the house the alarm didn’t work as it still had the plastic cap on it! All was fine though, just a few burnt jumpers. We are going back this year, so working my way and tasting my way around as much of Australia as possible! Great markets here, but then also in UK-I think it really helps the weather mostly being good. Great produce, I’ll be posting a market blog soon. I wasn’t aware of Celia, but will be sure to check her out!

  10. ohiocook says:

    Thank you for following my blog, look forward to catching up on yours!

  11. Ishita says:

    Hello Katie,

    I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.

    Participation is optional, but if you do want to participate here is the link to find out more: http://kookycookyng.com/2014/05/14/versatile-blogger-award/

    Hope you decide to take part. If you choose to participate then post the award badge on your blog, share seven things about yourself and nominate 15 other bloggers.


  12. ladyredspecs says:

    Hi Katie, glad you’re loving my hometown. Having travelled the world, we know why we love Melbourne so much. The food! thanks for stopping by….

    1. katiebonken says:

      Thanks, yes, I’m loving the food and quality of the produce! I wonder if you’ve been to ‘Auction Rooms’ – we just had poached eggs with all the sides and I was really impressed with the bacon and potato stacks in particular. I really want to do a post on my favourite Melbourne cafes. Let me know if you have any suggestions, there’s always more to discover!

  13. Hi Katie, thanks for stopping by..beautiful photos you have here! Your Middle Eastern dips look delicious!!

    1. katiebonken says:

      Thanks Chloe, I thought your blog was a really good read….great ideas you have and very healthy too!

  14. Wow – you have a colourful and beautiful blog! The photography is incredible – we feel like we have been sucked into the “Land of Food”. Very excited to see your future posts and what you have to share!!

    1. katiebonken says:

      Land of food, I like that! It’s rather a good land to be in…..

  15. Lovely site! I can’t wait to follow your adventures!

    1. katiebonken says:

      That’s very kind of you, thanks very much!

  16. Thank you for following my blog. I look forward to reading yours.

  17. LB says:

    Hello Katie, I’m visiting your blog after seeing you comment on FoodMapAdventures. Within minutes of visiting, I’d already wanted to try your Basil Mayonnaise and the Creamy Bacon, Boursin and Courgette Pasta. I am an amateur photographer and am quite envious of your food photography. Beautiful blog!!

    1. katiebonken says:

      Thanks very much, that’s a kind comment coming from you – your photos are pretty special! Enjoy the food if you make it.

  18. Thanks for visiting my blog (Creative Economy in the Kitchen), and for the follow. I like what I see here!

  19. EdibleTems says:

    Hey Katie,

    Thanks for following my blog! I’ve only just found The Travelling Pantry but the photography has me hooked – consider me a new follower!
    Ps I’m just about to move from London to Melbourne in about two weeks…I used to live in Clapham too! x

  20. I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award (http://magpiemakingdo.wordpress.com/2014/06/27/very-inspiring-blogger-award/). Your recipes are seriously so great, and I could stare at your homepage for hours! Mouthwatering!

  21. sarahsavours says:

    Love the concept of your blog, the name is fantastic too!

  22. Thanks for following my blog. I’m glad to have discovered yours as well. 🙂

  23. The Gisborne Gourmet says:

    Great blog you have here. Such cool photography.

  24. danicushnc says:

    Your food photos are to die over. YUM! I like a blog about good food (healthy or not!)

  25. Thanks so much for visiting my blog, now I got to know yours! 🙂 it’s really, really great! 😀 such awesome recipes 🙂

  26. Thanks for visiting my blog! Your food looks wonderful, I especially love the all the Mediterranean flavours – they really make me look forward to summer 🙂

  27. Clicked the link to your blog and was amazed. The photography and food looks absolutely stunning, I felt an incredible call to go into my kitchen and try to create something just half as beautiful as the marvelous looking dishes created here. Cannot wait to see more appear on my feed.

  28. flynn14 says:

    Hey Katie. So glad you liked my post and that caused me to find your blog! Its amazing and your pics are just splendiferous. 😀

  29. Wow! You have an amazing skill in photography! All photos are stunning, and the foods are all mouth watering! -Thanks for following my blog, Katie! I’m a fan! 🙂

  30. Lauren says:

    Thanks for checking out Elle & Pear. I love your photos (and the food of course), they are fantastic!

  31. Thanks for following Supper Lovin’ Katie, and for introducing me to your lovely blog – looks great! Looking forward to reading your recipes 🙂 x

  32. Cece Leskova says:

    I’ve just discovered your blog, and I’m adoring every post! Your photos are lovely and all of your recipes look delicious! I absolutely love what you wrote that you “believe in a balance and accept some days are just going to be healthier than others. Weather, emotions and celebrations all factor in the equation”. I hope to one day be able to think about my food like that, as well!

  33. earthstills says:

    What an incredible blog, beautifully put together?! It’s unique, informative, and entertaining, the ultimate trilogy!! Thanks for finding me, it allowed me to discover you!!

  34. Hi Katie, I’ve enjoyed looking around your blog tonight – such beautiful photos and inspiring dishes. I have my eye on that yoghurt flatbread with baba ganoush! Love the photo of your herb jungle – I could get lost in there too.

  35. Scott says:

    Your blog has me starving to death! I am nominating you for the One Lovely Blog Award. http://mygeorgiakitchen.wordpress.com/2014/09/05/one-lovely-blog-award/

  36. Wow, those photo’s are really inspiring. Can’t wait to try some of your recipes! You’ve found yourself a new follower :-)!

  37. Afie says:

    Beautiful blog and thank you for your like on my post (http://anoriginalfoodie.com/2014/08/27/eggplant-stew-the-art-of-preparing-saffron/)! I’m following you.

  38. Anagha says:

    Thank you you for following my blog. Your home page photo of your dining table is beautiful, intriguing & inviting. Looking forward to learning and sharing.

  39. hannahysabel says:

    Oh my goodness. I think I’ve found my favorite food blog. Your food looks delicious and your shots are impeccable!

  40. gorgeous Vibrant photos!!
    btw thank for faving my pickle post and following my cooking blog 😀

  41. Shirley Salerno says:

    Oh my, love your blog, the recipes and the photos are brilliant…

  42. nosycousin says:

    Thanks for stopping by…Just seeing all the vivid colours here makes my mouth water! Lovely…

  43. topa says:

    What a lovely blog! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! 😉 Corina

  44. Hi and congratulations. You’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award. I apologize if the criteria doesn’t totally match the rules but I had to include you and would
    be very appreciative if you participate. Please visit http://wp.me/p4YMQ4-wD if you wish to accept the award. Thanks !!

    1. katiebonken says:

      That’s really great and thank you very much! I will have to read the rules….

      1. Hi
        No obligation to participate i believe one ir two of my 11 nominees accepted. Great blog anyway. Hope you accept

  45. Loving your blog! The pictures are beautiful, keep up the amazing work! Such an inspiration to step up my game! 😉

  46. crendina says:

    Hello, I’m Cristina, from Italy. I found your blog by chance, it’s just great! Congrats!

  47. Jayeeta says:

    Thanks Katie for stopping by my blog……It helps me to find your wonderful blog…….waiting to learn more & more fabulous recipes from you……. 🙂

  48. I am really enjoying your posts, and especially how signature your photos are. I am just curious what set-up you are using camera/lens wise. Do you do a lot of post-processing? (If you feel comfortable sharing of course!) I look forward to seeing more and staying hungry. 😉

  49. I nominated you for one lovely blog award. I love your blog and the pictures are so beautiful. If you would like to participate please visit my blog for the rules.

    1. katiebonken says:

      Thank you very much!

  50. I love the layout of your blog..because it isn’t like a blog. Things are a-changing and you are ahead of the pack my dear!

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