About Yummy Lummy

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Yummy Lummy is about my relationship with food. I know that sounds corny and it’s become cliché after so many reality TV cooking shows. I’ll do my best not to use the word ‘journey’ or ‘hero’ 

My history with food has had its ups and downs. As I get older I’m learning more about food and more about me. Yummy Lummy includes recipes, some restaurant reviews (I’m sorry these are on the decline but I’m saving money for a holiday with my daughters at the end of the year) and my fondness for photographing my meals. Most of the cooking recipes are designed to be meals for one. If you live alone and work full time, I hope this blog meets your needs  I hope you like the occasional “What I ate today” post which describes what I ate that day and provides my food photographs for that day. I’m also sharing more photographs from my walks. These are mostly my weekend ritual of walking around Lake Ginninderra on Canberra’s north side.

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Please visit the food blog at Yummy Lummy The ‘other’ blogs are at Dr Lum! He’s my Dad and Gary Lum Photography

Here is some basic information about me and where you can find me on social media.

Name: Gary Lum
Twitter: @garydlum | @Yummy_Lummy | @DrGaryLum
Facebook pages: Yummy Lummy and where I post photography updates
Instagram Gary on Instagram and I’ve started a Yummy Lummy account
Age: I was born in 1965.
University: University of Queensland
Major: Medicine
Postgraduate school: Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
Favourite Book: House of God by Samuel Shem (An American novel about medical training, a book every medical student should read) I rarely read fiction anymore. During high school I only read one book, viz., The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith.
Favourite Movie: Mad Max 2 (I have a fondness for V8 Falcons) [I’m yet to see Mad Max 3 and Mad Max 4]
Favourite Food: Jook or congee because it’s comfort food and I can cook it in my favourite kitchen implement, i.e., my pressure cooker. Followed closely by wonton soup.
Favourite Television: All of the live action series in the Star Trek Franchise, Thunderbirds are Go, Top Gear (the episodes with Clarkson, May and Hammond), Big Bang Theory. I’ve also developed a liking for  Game of Thrones, Mad Men, True Blood, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and Orange is the new black. I also like both the UK and US versions of House of Cards.
Favourite Sports: Rugby League (Brisbane Broncos), Rugby Union (Queensland Reds) and Swimming (My favourite swimmer is Susie O’Neill) In terms of State of Origin, I have always been and forever will be a QUEENSLANDER

My most moving professional experience was working at the Royal Darwin Hospital after the Bali bombings.

I’m a specialist medical practitioner in pathology. My sub-speciality is Clinical/Medical Microbiology. These days though I’m working in the Department of Health in the Medical and Scientific Advisory Unit in the Office of Health Protection. On Fridays I’m an Honorary Visiting Medical Officer in Pathology at The Canberra Hospital.

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20 Responses

  1. I love your Queensland Maroons kit!!!! Had to look up to see what a canetoad was. Good grief – those things can get to be 4 lbs and live 15 years!!!! I’m not familiar with Aussie Rugby so I learned a few things; old dog – new tricks. Great food blog!

  2. Ok so when I start my world tour, I’m coming to visit you in Australia. We are going to cook up a storm, and we will watch a True Blood / Walking Dead Marathon. That is all. :-)

  3. Hi, I found your site on Michael Origin’s site :) Very interesting to read a food blog by a pathologist! I am in my last year of medschool now and can’t wait to be finished :)
    Looking forward to your posts!
    Have a great day,

    1. Thank you very much. I hope you enjoy the end of medical school. Once you finish life gets so much better and much more interesting.

    1. When I told my grade 6 teacher I wanted to be a chef he laughed at me. My grade 3 teacher told my parents I should leave school after grade 10 because I’d be better off attending a trade school given my poor grades. In retrospect I should have taken the advice become a chef and travelled the world.

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