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SWF Live & Local A Life in Food: Stephanie Alexander and Maggie Beer
Sat 27 May at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Culinary icons Stephanie Alexander and Maggie Beer have inspired generations of home cooks and fundamentally transformed how we think about food. They reflect on their decades-long friendship, and their partnership in running a cooking school for Australians in a medieval villa in Italy. They also talk about their influential books on preparing, cooking and savouring delicious food, including their co-authored Tuscan Cookbook, which was recently optioned to be made into a feature film.
See them on the big screen when they are joined by cook, writer and presenter Adam Liaw.
About Stephanie Alexander:
Stephanie Alexander’s unparalleled career in food has spanned five decades. She was the force behind Stephanie’s Restaurant, and author of 18 books, including The Cook’s Companion – the bible for Australian cooks. In 2001, she launched the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program, operating in more than 1,000 schools and early learning centres around Australia, teaching children about growing, preparing, cooking and sharing delicious, seasonal food. Stephanie has launched hundreds of careers, inspired generations of home cooks and fundamentally transformed the way we think about food in this country.
About Maggie Beer:
Maggie Beer is a culinary icon and founder of Maggie Beer Products and the Maggie Beer Foundation. A legend of the food community, Maggie has many beloved cookbooks and has appeared on culinary TV programs including MasterChef, The Great Australian Bake Off and the iconic The Cook and The Chef. In 2022, Maggie was honoured to be awarded Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for “distinguished service to the tourism and hospitality industries as a cook, restaurateur and author, and to aged welfare”.
About Adam Liaw:
Adam Liaw is a writer, cook, television presenter and former lawyer. He is host of the SBS series The Cook Up. Adam is the author of seven cookbooks, host of the long-running and award-winning SBS series Destination Flavour, and UNICEF Australia’s ambassador for nutrition. He has also been appointed by the Japanese Government as an official goodwill ambassador for Japanese cuisine.
The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.
Event listings are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.
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