Lucy was born and raised in England, but moved to Australia in 1989.


She has had a rich and varied career, with jobs ranging from chamber maid, caterer and short-order cook, to educational psychologist and financial analyst.


The biggest life change took place in 1998, when she traded in her job with a Wall Street firm to pursue her passion for food by marrying a chef and becoming a waitress. Although neither of these moves proved successful, they were the starting point for a new career in food, travel and writing.


Together with former husband, the modern Middle Eastern masterchef, Greg Malouf, Lucy is the co-creator of New Feast: Modern Middle Eastern Vegetarian (2014);  Malouf: New Middle Eastern Food (2011), Saraban (2010), Turquoise (2007), Saha (2005), Moorish (2003) and Arabesque (1999). The Malouf’s multi-award-winning books have been translated into several languages and are now published around the world.

Lucy’s other books include The food and wine lovers’ guide to Melbourne’s bays and peninsulas (2001), and The Season’s Plate Cookbook (2004). Her writing has appeared in compendiums of the best Australian food writing and she also contributes regularly to Australian and International newspapers, journals and magazines.

In addition to her own projects, Lucy has collaborated with some of Australia’s best known chefs on their recipe books and is regarded as one of the most experienced food editors in the publishing industry. She is also a member of that peculiar group of people who enjoy compiling indexes.

Lucy also has extensive experience as a recipe tester and cook and she is a frequent guest speaker at workshops, food and writers’ festivals in Australia and abroad.

After a sabbatical spent in the gorgeous Gard region of the south of France Lucy has returned to England and is now living Kent, the Garden State, where she is relishing country life.

Photo credit:  Nell Butler

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