Sophie Hansen is a journalist and writer by training. As an editor for Slow Food International's English website from 2001-2003, she was based in Italy for 3 years and is fluent in Italian. She was features editor at Australian Table magazine, an editor with R.M.Williams' publishing, staff writer for Outback magazine and continues to be a regular contributor for Australian Country Style Magazine. In 2013 Sophie launched her successful blog, Local is Lovely (www.local-lovely.com) and in 2016, was named the Australian Rural Woman of the Year by the Australian Government's AgriFutures body. Her podcast, My Open Kitchen has been downloaded over 120,000 times and is now into its third season. She is 'The Treechanger' columnist with the Sydney Morning Herald and also hosts a calendar of workshops, bringing online creatives and social media experts together from around the world to share, inspire and connect.