The Cook And The Chef

Season 4
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Season 4 Episode 17 - Recipe Books And Charmaine Solomon

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Maggie and Simon both love cookbooks, so the show kicks off this week with Maggie showing off her impressive collection.
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Season 4 Episode 16 - Modern Chef

3.0 2 x
Our duo pay homage to the one of the young chefs making a name for himself in Australia today. With his restaurant named as one of the top fifty in the world, Melbourne based chef Shannon Bennett is pushing the boundaries of modern French Cuisine and fine dining.
Season 1
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Season 1, Episode 21 - Planning

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Preparing for Christmas in June is not the norm for most of us, but for Maggie and Simon it’s the ideal time to plan ahead and ‘put down’ some ingredients to mature nicely for the festive season. Maggie discovers a few plum pudding secrets and shows us how to make the fruit filling for her deliciously rich ‘mini’ mince pie...
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Season 1, Episode 20 - Catering For Different Tastes

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Maggie goes to extraordinary lengths to find the perfect gluten free pastry for pies, while Simon makes his own mung bean noodles with a vegetarian stock that makes his meal not only gluten free but 'everything free.'
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Season 1, Episode 19 - Oils Aint Oils

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As an oil producer Maggie has control over her favourite product from the farm to the table and you won’t be able to resist her infectious delight as she samples the first of her new season’s Oil. For Simon, oils, lots of them and lots of different types, keep his kitchens running.
Season 4
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Season 4 Episode 15 - Early Settlement

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Maggie and Simon are given the challenge of using ‘rations’ - 10lbs meat, 10lbs flour, 2lbs sugar and a quarter lb each of tea and salt, plus a little rum - the weekly food allowance for a rural worker in 19th century Australia.
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Season 4 Episode 14 - The Greek Experience

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Maggie and Simon entice us outdoors into the late autumn sun to enjoy Greek inspired Barbequed goat, souvlaki, and baby octopus. Greek desserts are also on the menu so be prepared for some syrupy, sweet lusciousness.
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Season 4 Episode 13 - The 1980's

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The 1980s are making a comeback as Simon and Maggie celebrate the time when Aussie food came of age and the work of three very special cooks - Gay Bilson, Tony Bilson, and Janni Kyritsis.
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Season 4 Episode 12 - The Art Of Presentation

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Maggie gives us a snapshot on the world of food photography, one which is often veiled in trickery, sprays, glues and gels, all used to artificially enhance the look of a dish. Maggies approach is a bit different, self trained, she likes to keep her style simple and natural, letting the food speak for itself and the skills...
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Season 4 Episode 11 - Aussie Classics

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Maggie cooks Neenish Tarts and explains how this quirky tart that originated in New South Wales got its name. Simon continues the theme and cooks a flourless cake - using almond meal and wattleseed but experiments a bit and adds some desert limes from Maggie’s cupboard to give it a real Australian flavour.
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