Kerry Heaney is an experienced and highly regarded Brisbane-based food and travel writer, travelling the world bite by bite.

Kerry’s passion for food and travel started long before she could talk with a lust for ripe red strawberries and fascination with flight paths. It grew into a determination to always find somewhere new to eat and to grab a seat on the next planes to get there.

As a child visiting her paternal grandparents, she loved to wander down to the backyard and check out the vegetable garden and the hen house. At the home her of maternal grandparents, she used to spend hours cracking macadamia nuts with a hammer while holding the nuts between her toes. Ouch! Her Maltese Great Grandfather also had an impressive garden and would pull baby carrots fresh from the dirt for his great-grandchildren to eat.  Kerry would steal grapes from the grapevine too, but they were a bitter variety he used for making wine.

Kerry Heaney developed an adventurous palate when growing up, and is always one of the first to try food that is new to her so long as it doesn’t wiggle. It’s a useful skill for a food writer.


Travelling the world

As a travel writer, travelling the world bite by bite, Kerry has walked through narrow, steam-filled alleyways in Tokyo, pulled up a pew in Munich beer hall and clambered through the Cotswold countryside. But it’s Australia and Queensland that she knows best, from the red dust veranda of the Birdsville Pub to the cocktail bar on Heart Reef.

Kerry Heaney has worked as a travel and food writer writing for major magazines and newspapers for more than 20 years.  Look out for her stories in News Corp’s Sunday Escape section, Seniors News, , Vacations & Travel magazine, BNE Magazine and more.

A Brisbane-based food and travel writer, Kerry Heaney is a full member and past President of the Australian Travel Writers Association (ASTW).

For Kerry, it’s all about where to go to eat and where to eat when you go.

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