The Cook And The Chef

May 2019
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Season 2 Episode 35 - The Alice

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Maggie takes us to the heart of Australia for the Alice Springs Desert Festival. Maggie was invited to the Festival to help judge one of its major events, the Wild food competition. Her experiences of the local foods became the inspiration behind this week’s cooking, with both Maggie and Simon demonstrating different ways ...
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Season 2 Episode 34 - Sugar

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This episode is all about sweetness and light, in the form of sugar and glorious North Queensland sunshine. Maggie and Simon begin with a couple of racks - Maggie’s rack of lamb and Simon’s rack of sugarcane prawns - before getting down to some truly sweet stuff. Maggie bakes a delicious chocolate brownie with a sour cream...
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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.
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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

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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.
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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 2 Episode 33 - Spatchcocks And Terrines

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Spatchcock and terrines are on the menu this week as Maggie and Simon share with us some of the traditions and ingredients that have influenced their culinary lives. The Barossa valley is rich in history, with wine and food very much at the heart of it. For Maggie, it’s these traditions that have played such a major part i...
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Season 2 Episode 32 - Sunday Cooking

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The duo reveal their idea of the perfect Sunday dinner - and their choices couldn’t be more contrasting. For Maggie, it’s a chance to make a simple meal - such the perfect steak sandwich or the ultimate gourmet toasted cheese sandwich. For Simon, it’s his one day off work - and that allows him to sleep in, indulge his love...
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