The Cook And The Chef

December 2019

Season 2 Episode 7 - Ducks

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Ducks are on the menu this week and Simon re-visits his culinary past to take on a challenge from ancient China, Peking duck. Meanwhile, Maggie adds her Barossa touch to the traditional French dish, Duck Rillettes.

Season 2 Episode 6 - Fabulous Figs

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Our fig infatuated cook and chef are kept fully supplied with fruit after Simon finds out how to get his hands on figs all year round. Meanwhile, Maggie drops in on a traditional Italian cheese maker who shares the time-honoured practice of preparing Fior de Latte Mozzarella.

Season 4 Episode 25 - Celebrity Chefs

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Simon is a big fan of Gordon Ramsay, one of the UK’s most notorious celebrity chefs, so decides to cook a timbale recipe of Gordon’s - with the added touch of some delicious South Australian mullet.

Season 4 Episode 24 - Fast Food

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Maggie and Simon show us some home cooked alternatives to the mass produced ‘convenience’ foods that dominate our supermarket shelves today. Not only are they as convenient, but they’re a whole lot tastier and healthy for you too.

Season 2, Episode 16 (Year Of The Pig)

3.0 6 x
It's the Chinese Year of the Pig and Maggie and Simon celebrate with a pork shoulder cooked in milk and red pork steamed buns. Master Chef Cheong Leiw also shares some secrets with Simon.

Season 4 Episode 23 - Andrew Fielke

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Bush tucker has come a long way since the 1980s when a few bushfood pioneers discovered that this country is jam packed with fantastic native wild foods. Since then chefs have been experimenting with the bold flavours of Australian bushfoods and our own Australian Native Cuisine is evolving.

Season 4 Episode 22 - Talking Thai

4.0 3 x
Simon revels in his favourite Thai food, and encourages heat- avoiding Maggie to 'dip a toe' into this chilli laden cuisine. The resulting savoury and sweet dishes are delicate, exquisitely complex and beautifully balanced in flavour, and surprisingly Maggie friendly.

Season 2, Episode 15 (Pumpkins And Hazlenuts)

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Simon and Maggie celebrate new season pumpkins; Maggie creates a chocolate and hazelnut roulade; and Simon uses hazelnuts to produce his version of a healthy nut bar.

Season 4 Episode 20 - The Restaurant And Mietta

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Maggie and Simon celebrate the era of ‘Grand cuisine’. The 1970’s and 80’s heralded a renaissance in Australian restaurant culture, heavily influenced by French ‘Haute or Grand cuisine’ which was as much about the atmosphere and service, as it was food and wine.

Season 4 Episode 19 - Margaret Fulton

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There are millions of bookcases around Australia that hold at least one Margaret Fulton cook book. She’s an Australian living legend and has probably done more to influence what’s been cooked in Australian home kitchens over the last fifty years than anyone else.