Walk­ing up an ap­petite

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Business - By EMILY BAKER

SHAR­ING food and the odd glass of wine has al­ways been a cen­tral facet of fam­ily life for Justin Black­ford and Jenny Della-Ve­dova.

So car­ry­ing it on into their work­ing lives seemed like a nat­u­ral pro­gres­sion.

Us­ing their ex­ten­sive ‘ foodie knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence, the aunt and nephew team have cre­ated Perth’s first in­ter­ac­tive walk­ing food tour, which fo­cuses on in­de­pen­dent­ly­owned and lesser-known ven­dors.

Mr Black­ford said they hoped the new ven­ture would pro­vide lo­cals and tourists with a unique and au­then­tic Perth eat­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

“It wasn’t un­til I lived over­seas in the UK for a cou­ple of years that I re­alised how truly spe­cial our multi- cul­tural food scene in Perth re­ally is,” he said.

“It might not be as ac­ces­si­ble as in world lead­ing ci­ties like Mel­bourne, London or New York, but we firmly be­lieve that it can be ev­ery bit as ex­cit­ing, in­ter­est­ing and tasty if you know where to look.

“Perth has come a long way in re­cent times so I think that it’s re­ally im­por­tant that peo­ple prop­erly ap­pre­ci­ate the awe­some ar­ray of fan­tas­tic food avail­able to them and the best way of do­ing this is get­ting out of the house and sup­port­ing the ven­dors that pro­vide it.”

Food Loose’s In­ter­na­tional Food Ad­ven­ture tour runs ev­ery Satur­day from 10am-2pm at a cost of $39 per per­son.

It vis­its seven dif­fer­ent eater­ies around North­bridge and the CBD.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d426320

Justin Black­ford is the tour guide for a new food­ies tour of Perth.

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