And the more success that each program enjoys (Master Chef converts – clap vigorously here…) the more that their hosts turn up in other settings ready to regale us with their love of food and all things gastronomique. I mean, is there anyone in Australia who doesn’t know who Matt Preston is? Or, at least, what he looks like?
I came across a great website just now which caters for foodaholics and busy people (or, both, as the case may be…). It’s at taste.com.au and it’s literally crammed with delicious, practical, varied and interesting content which will appeal to all but the most die-hard non-cooking killjoy.
It’s got squillions of recipes, as well as an advanced find index which makes it as easy as (lemon meringue) pie to find the recipe you’re looking for – or, of course, you could dive right in and surprise yourself (and your guests) with a flourishing new Pate with Cumquat Marmalade – or something.
By the way, I refuse to decipher MKR for anyone out there in blogosphere – I mean, surely?
Back to taste.com.au. Don’t be fooled…this website is not just a glorified recipe book, but a whole universe of like-minded individuals and contributors whose passion it is to share their culinary journey on a variety of platforms.
Of course, there’s a newsletter for fresh inspiration and some undeniably delicious competitions to enter. There’s a News & Features page which has up-to-the-minute info from some of our finest critics and venues.
Cruising around this fantastic website will educate you about how to buy, ripen, store and serve a huge variety of fruits, vegies and other ingredients, as well as give you the low-down on when they’re available, what their nutritive value is and what the best preparation tips are.
They have specialist cuisine categories (think vegetarian, chocolate and – Australia Day menus?). Blogs, books, destination delights, nutrition information and – for the social butterfly – a ‘taste kitchen’ club! You, too, can critique, share, regale and comment. Who knows where this career move could lead to? Move over, Matt!
Need I go on? Helloooo! Are you still there or are you over on taste.com.au already? Come baaaack and tweet this post!