Adams, Jillian Elaine
Her book Barista: A Guide to Espresso Coffee published by Pearson Australia is used widely in espresso coffee training in Australia and overseas. A Good Brew: H. A. Bennett & Sons and Tea and Coffee Trading in Australia, tells the story of social and cultural change in Australia through the rich stories of people involved in our tea and coffee industries and was published in 2013. She has co-edited a special edition of on-line journal MC, has published papers in numerous academic journals and presented papers at local and international conferences.
In January 2012, Jillian commenced study towards her PhD at Central Queensland University in the School of Education and the Arts. Her PhD uses creative non-fiction, based on oral histories along with research into food writing in post-war Australia, to challenge the static and often nostalgic impressions of the housewife in the 1950s.
ArticlesIntroduction Cookbooks are more than recipes. They are valuable historical artifacts containing information about the food, culture and society that produced and used them (Driver, Theophano, Wheaton). This story is based on my first and failed attempt at using an old recipe to make a cheddar cheese. It examines the effect of changed technology on artisanal cooking...Read more