Inside the issue: MiNDFOOD August 2021


Inside the issue: MiNDFOOD August 2021
This issue, we're bringing you stories that inspire you to take control of your life, with a fascinating interview with Hollywood star Emily Blunt. 

“This month’s theme of ‘Reshape Your Life’ sees us report on new thinking in health, food, education, home, work and travel.” writes Editor-in-Chief Michael McHugh. “For the first time in a long time, craving a different life experience has us seen our thinking evolve. As the world has changed, now is the perfect time to reflect on how you want to reshape your future.”

In our cover story, actress Emily Blunt talks about her latest role as a female Indiana Jones archetype opposite Dwayne Johnson, and shares her experience as a young woman with a stutter to an eloquent actress and loving mother and wife.

For our Reshape Your Life feature, we look at the latest idea and research to help you build a better life – including the future of work, the home renovation renaissance, post-Covid travel trends, the latest debates on education, how the climate crisis affects health and compelling solutions to food insecurity.

In health, we look at the reasons for more playfulness in our lives, investigate financial wellness, shine a light on the realities of adult ADHD and explore the practice of death meditation.

For beauty-lovers, we’ve look at pencils for your pout, explore skincare during menopause, round up the best beauty buys under $25 and showcase new-season scents.

In home, we look at curved furniture and step inside a restored Victorian holiday home, while in travel, we head to Rarotonga’s new luxury art resort and go road tripping along Thunderbolts Way in Sydney.

In the kitchen this month, we’ve feature mouthwatering pork recipes, ocean perch risotto, dishes with chicory greens and Brussels sprouts and delightful sweet tarts.

MiNDFOOD Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas looks at ‘two by two’ wine tasting, heads to Waiheke Island and Matakana for grape getaways and Kate Symons finds out why wine lovers are flocking to Margaret River in Western Australia.

Plus, we’ve got short stories, prizes and puzzles to keep you busy.

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