On Thursday 16th July 2020, Jason’s newest food and cooking column Ford On Food launched in the first edition of the  South Burnett Today newspaper.

The fortnightly column features Jason’s personal take on culinary topics and a recipe with a unique blend , humour, kitchen insight and helpful cookery tips.

Burnett Today is an indipendantly-owned weekly, regional newspaper that keeps readers up-to-date with news, sport and community events across the South Burnett and Central and North Burnett regions.

Click here to find out more about Burnett Today

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The first Ford On Food column was published in March 2002.

The food and cooking column remained a popular feature of the South Burnett Times, Tuesday edition for almost 14 years until it was transferred to the papers sister publication the ‘South Burnett Mail’. Chef Jason Ford took an informative and light-hearted approach to his narration of all things gastronomic.

In 2018, Jason’s column returned to the South Burnett Times, and was re-branded ‘Eat Fresh in the South Burnett‘.

The South Burnett Times was a bi-weekly community newspaper, distributed throughout the South Burnett region, of South-East Queensland, Australia., until it was transitioned to a fully digital platform by Newscorp in 2020, during the COVID-19 Pandemic.


In January 2016, Ford On Food by Chef Jason Ford became a full page feature column of the South Burnett Mail.

Each fortnight, Jason shared his life’s experience as a professional chef with an informative and light-hearted narration of all things gastronomic. Each column was accompanied by Jason’s unique hand drawn food illustrations.

The South Burnett Mail provides local news and updates to the diverse region of South Burnett. As the only free fortnightly magazine dedicated to the area, the South Burnett Mail keeps the region informed by showcasing local events, arts and entertainment. It also include a Trades and services section.

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In March 2014 Chef Jason Ford’s new weekly food column High Country Kitchen made it’s debut in the High Country Herald newspaper.

The column features Jason’s personal take on culinary topics with a unique blend of hand drawn illustrations, humour, kitchen insight and helpful cookery tips.

The High Country Herald is published every Tuesday and is delivered free to more than 10,000 homes in Highfields, Crows Nest, Goombungee, Meringandan, Murphy’s Creek, Blue Mountain Heights, Hampton, Ravensbourne, Cabarlah, Gowrie Junction, Geham, Cooyar and surrounding districts.

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Chef Jason Ford’s entertaining food and cooking articles accompanied by his unique, hand drawn food illustrations are published weekly in the website’s ‘Opinion’ section.

Click here to view past articles, or click here to browse the homepage.

logo for Crow FM 90.7In May 2013, the first Crow’s Kitchen with Chef Jason Ford aired on Crow FM 90.7. The food and cooking segment was broadcast at 9.30am AEST every Saturday Morning.

Crow FM 90.7 is a locally owned and operated radio station which covers all the South Burnett Region and beyond.

Click here to listen to Jason’s promo advertisement or listen to Crow FM 90.7 on a live stream here.

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Throughout 2015 Chef Jason Ford’s In The Kitchen column featured in Queensland Country Life’s ‘Town & Country’ magazine.

In the dynamic Queensland agribusiness sector, Queensland Country Life is the undisputed market leader in rural newspapers, special publications and digital media.

Affectionately known as the ‘bible of the bush’Queensland Country Life has been serving primary industries and their supply chain partners with valuable news, information and analysis since 1935.

Click here to view the official Queensland Country Life website.

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Chef Jason Ford was engaged as a restaurant reviewer for the Courier Mail’s Good Life Restaurant Guide 2004, 2005, 2006.

The guide was a 120-page glossy pocket-sized publication packed with reviews of more than 300 of Queensland’s best restaurants. The restaurants featured in the guide where those which had been reviewed for the weekly ‘Good Life’ food magazine, published every Tuesday in the Courier Mail.

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Eat Fresh in the South Burnett thanks to Anderson’s Fruit Market

Fresh in the South Burnett thanks to Kingaroy Gourmet Butchery


The views and opinions expressed on this web site are solely those of the author in his private capacity and do not in any way represent the views of South Burnett Today, South Burnett Times, South Burnett Mail,  High Country Herald,, Queensland Country Life, The Courier Mail, Crow FM 90.7 or any other media outlet, company or individual mentioned or linked within it’s pages.