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Welcome to One Hungry Thespian.
This site began as a place for me to record recipes, inspirations, dreamings, successes (and failures!) that take place in the most frequented place in my home: the kitchen. Cooking, particularly cooking for others, is one of my greatest joys. Here I hope to share a glimpse – and hopefully some moments of edible gold – into what lands on my table, as well as making accessible some of the discoveries I make when it comes to healthy + satisfying meals.
And the face behind the blog? I’m Luke, an actor and writer based in Wellington. I’m a recent graduate of Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, and I’m all about creating theatre and film around the issues of sustainability + our relationship to what we eat. Between part-time work in the public sector and catering jobs, you’ll find me over-spending at the Newtown veggie markets, brewing and fermenting everything I can get my hands on, and digging + weeding furiously in our backyard vege garden/urban oasis.
I eat a plant-based whole foods diet, made up of as much incredible local produce I can fit in our lil’ fridge, and there’s nothing that makes me happier than sharing this food with the people I love. While I’m predominantly vegetarian, I’m not a fan of super restricting labels (and the stigma/pressures often associated with them). Eating what our body needs is our primary goal and will continue to inform my eating choices, along with a desire to live as lightly on this earth as possible. It just so happens, though, that what my own body craves happens to be mostly vegetables.
Thanks for stopping by, and don’t be shy to say hi. I’m here to have conversations about what’s important to you, too (seriously, though, crunchy or smooth peanut butter?) and read some cool blogs!