It’s an excuse to bring people together, really. A chance to share knowledge and tell tales; to pass ideas along a kitchen bench or a dining room table. It’s about transferring those ideas and passions on to the next generation; About cultivating curiosity.
Cooking is really just my way of saying ‘Hi, let’s be friends!’
Since competing in Masterchef Australia in 2012, I’ve had the opportunity to take my meals and musings to a massive international audience. As a result, I’ve left my life as a School Teacher behind to become a Life Teacher. I’m ready to bring my message of edible adventures and make-your-own magic to people (especially little people) across the country – and hopefully the globe – through writing, talking, cooking and above all, eating.
My mission is to draw on what I’ve learnt from my travels, experiences and chance encounters around the world; to say ‘yes!’ to as many opportunities that come my way as possible; to continue learning and never stop.
Some people think I’m a little nuts. And it’s true, I guess. I am a little nuts — about a lot of things. Like reading books and playing with words and laughing often; and, above all, about living life with gusto.
I’m also pretty nuts about food, believe it or not. Which, I suppose, is probably why you’re here. But a meal isn’t simply a meal, you see; it’s just the beginning.
It’s my firm belief that being passionate and interested and slightly obsessed is the secret to living a joyful, fulfilled and interesting life.
Which is why I want everyone else to be a little nuts, too.
It's taken almost three years from GO to WOAH!, but I feel extremely proud of the result and cannot wait to share my new book with you when it launches on April 1st through Walker Books.
As face of Prahran Market and official 'Adventurer-in-Residence', I get to share all of my favourite foodie finds with fellow market fans and newbies alike through weekly posts and monthly #chefchallenges with some of Melbourne's top chefs.
Hosting Kitchen Whiz is an absolute hoot! It's the perfect blend of two of my favourite things in life – food and learning.
Tune in every Weekday Morning at 7:30AM on Channel Go! for more fun, food & fluoro than you ever thought possible -
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Most of my Sunday afternoon was spent bouncing off the walls, smiling widely and breathing rapidly with anticipation.
This was it. This was what I was waiting for.
It’s been a while since I made an Infographic. But, after spending 55 minutes straight talking about sauces at this weekend’s Flavours festival, I realised that it was time to put my history teacher hat back on, to show you how easy it is to take a “hero ingredient” and change the dish’s DNA completely. All you really need is this sauce… I mean source.
I love to Make food and Make friends. Let’s Make it Happen:
© 2013 Alice Zaslavsky