Toni Risson


Storyteller, food writer and cultural historian, Toni Risson writes everything from picture books to academic articles.

Toni’s research interests focus on food studies, things like children’s birthday cakes, beer, murder, cookbooks and confectionery. Her doctoral thesis mapped Australian childhood through the magic of lollies- Jaffas, Fantales and Freddo Frog . . . yum!

A particular favourite is the iconic Greek café, which has now all but disappeared from streetscapes all over Australia.

Dr Toni Risson

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