Clementine Day’s delectable spreads and home-cooked meals were a bright light during lockdown. The Melbourne-based cook started her Instagram account Some Thing I Like To Cook during the first round of lockdown restrictions in March when her teaching work dried up and, suffice to say, she hasn’t looked back since!
Originally trained in fashion design (she’s worked at Monk House Design, Verner, Bul, Country Road and Alpha60!) and education, Clementine’s interest in food was only ever a hobby; a way to remember the big family gatherings of her childhood or experiment with her creativity in a low-stakes environment.
‘My cooking is a lot more freestyle than pattern making or sewing is, I don’t have to think too much about it and it’s a very therapeutic process for me,’ she says. ‘I like to think of it kind of like a dance session, just use your senses and move!’