"Anneka Manning’s love of baking is matched only by her passion for sharing her considerable skills with others, in a no-nonsense, easy-to-grasp way.
Anneka's endless enthusiasm for good recipes that always work have underpinned her career in publishing and as a food educator.
She is one foodie who sits naturally in the home cook's corner, prepared to take them step-by-step through techniques and cheering them along as they discover the rewards of baking."
Lisa Green, Editor in Chief, Australian House & Garden
Media Queries: 02 9399 7645
ANNEKA MANNING IS AN AUTHOR, PRESENTER, COOKING TEACHER, HOME ECONOMIST, MOTHER OF TWO AND FOUNDER OF BAKECLUB
HER ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO CREATE A BAKING REVOLUTION, RECONNECTING HOME COOKS WITH THE MAGIC OF BAKING AND, THROUGH THIS, ENGAGING AND NURTURING THOSE THEY LOVE.
23 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN FOOD MEDIA
Over the past 23 years Anneka has worked for an impressive list of leading food publications – including Australian Gourmet Traveller, Australian Good Taste, The Australian Women’s Weekly and The Sydney Morning Herald – as well as having a significant television and radio profile as an expert. Anneka has also compiled, written and contributed to a number of successful, award-winning books, including good food and more good food (Text Publishing) and The Low GI Family Cookbook (Hachette) and Mastering the Art of Baking (Murdoch Books).
SHARING KNOWLEDGE AND PASSION FOR BAKING
Anneka is passionate about bringing real baking into Australian homes – to inspire home cooks with deliciously simple recipes that are relevant to their lives. Through her writing, presenting and Sydney-based cooking school, BakeClub, Anneka teaches home cooks to bake in practical and approachable, yet inspiring ways, giving them the know-how and skill to bake with confidence and success.
BAKE, EAT, LOVE
Anneka’s latest book, Bake, Eat, Love, is a simple, unique and practical guide, based on Anneka’s distinctive way of teaching people to bake. Her simple, yet effective, 3-step process will connect home cooks with lost baking skills and this book will become the reliable companion and reference guide they’ve always wanted in the kitchen. As well as this, Bake, Eat, Love will show them how baking can enrich their lives on so many levels and connect them with the people they love.
FROM RURAL CHILDHOOD TO CITY LIVING
Her love of cooking, and especially her passion for baking, grew and was nurtured in childhood on her parent’s sheep and cattle property in southern New South Wales. Anneka now shares her life in Sydney with her husband, Paul, and two children, Brooke and Benjamin.
Anneka’s friendly and engaging approach to both her writing and presenting engagements comes with her vast experience and a firm belief in simple food done well, relying on sound basics, simple techniques and quality ingredients.
She knows the type of recipes people want and she understands the most effective methods for teaching baking skills and communicating with her audience.
The following topics are Anneka’s core themes, but she is happy to tailor them for individual audiences and specific areas of interest.
Anneka’s fail-safe recipes, reliable information and relevant tips and tricks make baking approachable, enjoyable and rewarding, no matter what a home cook’s baking ability.
THE BASICS OF GREAT BAKING
Anneka helps home cooks master the basics of baking one step at a time, providing a complete understanding of not only the ‘how’ of baking, but also the ‘why’ and progressively building an audience’s skill level, knowledge and confidence.
CLEVER TIPS AND TRICKS
Thanks to years of personal and professional experience, Anneka understands what the home cook is looking for in a recipe and that smart, relevant and practical tips and advice will help their baking experience be more enjoyable and successful.
TRADITIONAL MEETS MODERN BAKING
Growing up in a small country town and now living in Sydney has left a clear stamp on Anneka’s baking style. Always looking to marry the two major influences on her life ¬– traditional country and modern city ¬– Anneka’s accessible, creative and delectable recipes and stories will delight and inspire.
CONNECTING THROUGH BAKING
In this world of disconnect where the screen is king, lives are incredibly busy and often stress-filled. Anneka believes (and knows!) that baking can be an incredibly powerful tool in reconnecting us with the things and people that matter – our family, friends and community.
Contact Anneka Manning:
Mobile: 0414 209 858
BakeClub: 02 9399 7645
INVITE ANNEKA TO SHARE HER LOVE OF BAKING AND HER EXPERTISE IN WORD OR IN PERSON