The Cook And The Chef

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 25 - Old Favourites

3.0 1 x
Maggie and Simon bring back some Old Favourites and, of course, reveal secrets that take your cooking to another level. Inspired by tradition and a gift of a pot from his Mum, Simon makes a French Cassoulet which features an old favourite, mutton. Maggie tempts us with mouth watering roasted parsnips and makes her own vers...

Season 1, Episode 24 - In The Hills

3.0 17 x
When Simon returned to Adelaide, after studying to be a chef, he had a whole new appreciation for the Adelaide Hills. As a youngster he’d tear around the hills on his motorbike, as a chef he marvelled at the quality and range of produce to be found just 10 minutes from the city. In this episode he catches up with a Hills B...

Season 1, Episode 23 - Winter And Chocolate

4.0 18 x
The weather’s cooler, the ugg boots are on, and the fires are roaring. Before the Winter Blues’ hit, why not cheer up with some chocolate. And the good news is, Maggie and Simon show you how to use chocolate in ways that aren’t all that bad for you and believe it or not, Simon teams it with rabbit. And what’s better to sta...
Season 2

Season 2 Episode 14 - Pheasants And Mushrooms

4.0 18 x
Maggie Beer, the cook who in so many ways defines regional cuisine, owes her success to what she describes as the 'audacity' to embark on a journey based on nothing more than an instinct to cook. She reveals her secrets for cooking the bird that started it all, and Simon shows us why mushrooms really are magic.

Season 2 Episode 13 - Eggplant And Bananas

4.3 33 x
While wondering through Adelaide’s Himeji Gardens, Simon recalls an inspirational trip to Japan and the insights he gained about its chefs’ discipline and their treatment of fish. He returned to Australia with an extraordinary knife made by artisans who once crafted Samurai swords - and he also souvenired an eggplant recip...
Season 1

Season 1, Episode 22 - A German Influence

4.5 11 x
Maggie Beer is passionate about the Barossa Valley and its German Heritage. She’s a proud spokesperson for the area and its many and varied food producers. Her enthusiasm with all things Barossa is absolute. Simon gets into the spirit of the Barossa’s German heritage by making Gluhwein - a warming winter drink, while Maggi...

Season 1, Episode 21 - Planning

3.0 20 x
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...

Season 1, Episode 20 - Catering For Different Tastes

4.0 15 x
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.'

Season 1, Episode 19 - Oils Aint Oils

4.0 19 x
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 1, Episode 18 - Rubbish Fish

4.0 22 x
Cape Jervis fisherman, Alan Robertson supplies our Cook and Chef with Gummy shark and Eagle Ray, the catch you might have once thrown back, and Maggie and Simon show us why these cheaper fillets are worth a second look. Maggie then takes on a bigger challenge as she tries to convince Simon that Carp, a fish still fighting ...