The Cook And The Chef

May 2021

Season 1 Episode 29 - Kangaroo Island

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Around fourteen kilometres off the coast of South Australia lies a beautiful and unspoilt piece of land. Kangaroo Island is five hundred and nine kilometres of stunning and dramatic coastline. It features beautiful beaches, is teeming with wildlife, and, as we discover, has become a source of delicious and innovative food ...

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 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

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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 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. Simon and Maggie recreate some of their favourite recipes wr...

Season 4 Episode 18 - Stephanie Alexander

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In any who’s who of Australian cuisine, Stephanie Alexander features as a cook who has influenced not only the way we dine but the way we think about food. Maggie and Simon celebrate Stephanie’s contribution to the past and the future of food in Australia.

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.

Season 4 Episode 16 - Modern Chef

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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 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.