The Cook And The Chef

Season 4

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.
Season 2

Season 2 Episode 20 - Slow Food

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A weeping Maggie Beer is forced out of the kitchen by Simon’s 13-chilli vegetarian jungle curry. Fortunately, Maggie recovers in time to share the secrets of her slow-cooked saltbush hogget - a glorious dish imbued with the flavour of the Australian Outback. Simon’s also soldiering on - with red chilli paste in his eye.

Season 2 Episode 19 - Macadamia Nuts And Pasta

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Maggie’s grandchildren harvest some of her macadamia nuts so she can incorporate them in a delicious biscuit, while Simon uses the nuts to coat a bitey goat cheese. Maggie then puts together some satisfying pasta and sauce combinations to demonstrate how choosing the right pasta can maximise a meal while Simon discovers th...

Season 2 Episode 18 - Hand Food

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How do you eat when you’re on the go, wandering around a music festival or even working down a mineshaft? You need something you can eat with your hands. On The Cook and the Chef this week Maggie Beer and Simon Bryant draw on Australia’s multicultural influences to dish up two very different versions of ‘hand food’.

Season 2 Episode 17 - Middle Eastern Cuisine

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Maggie and Simon’s culinary worlds meet in the middle, the Middle East. Both our cook and chef have been greatly influenced by the cuisine from this ancient land and are eager to share it with us.

Season 2 Episode 16 - Year Of The Pig

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It’s the Chinese Year of the Pig, and Maggie and Simon are celebrating in the best way possible by sharing pork recipes.