playing with flavours
ALICE HAS AN APPETITE FOR LIVING LIFE WITH GUSTO
Alice Zaslavsky has made a career out of crafting connections through food, as teacher, writer, television host-producer and live presenter.
Before making her on-screen debut on MasterChef Australia in 2012, Alice was the youngest dep. head of department at an elite Melbourne school, going on the program to drum up interest in a 'Food & Culture' elective. She has since made the living-room her classroom, hosting kids' food and lifestyle programs Crunch Time and Kitchen Whiz on Nine’s Go! Channel and Short Cuts to Glory (for slightly bigger kids) on ABC.
On the airwaves, Alice co-hosts a regular VEG SEG on ABC Radio Drive, where listeners call in to share their favourite recipes and anecdotes about seasonal vegetables. As Food Editor for The Weekly Review, her Feed was a weekly fixture in 630,000 homes across Melbourne. Her best-selling fresh food fact book, Alice’s Alice's Food A-Z was the first cookbook to be given a Notable gong by the Children’s Book Council of Australia.
Alice has put all of her experience and talents to full use in founding A-Z Food LIT, putting food literacy back on the agenda in schools. Her pilot project, Phenomenom, a free digital food literacy program for primary schools funded by industry and government, helps redirect the conversation around kids and vegetables, through clever content and creative execution.
"Learning to understand food - the way it makes our bodies feel, how it connects to the world around us - should be just as important as learning to read and write."
What's on the boil?
She'll always be a teacher, but her classroom goes far beyond four walls and a white-board.
Connecting to audiences with warmth and wonder is a skill Alice brings to the stage, to the screen, to her writing and everything in between.
Here's what she's been up to lately...
A — Z Food Lit
A production cubby house where big ideas are brought to life. With a unique, future-focused understanding from production to punter, Alice brings her breadth of experience and networks to food literacy projects that affect positive change.
A free digital tool that brings together positive psychology, societal trends and curriculum innovation to create an integrated food literacy program for primary school teachers that helps make vegetables an exciting part of every classroom.
An accomplished conversationalist and host, Alice continues to share the stage with some of the world's biggest names in food, including:
Nigella Lawson, Rick Stein, Dominique Crenn, Joan Roca, Virgilio Martinez, Ana Ros, May Chow, Albert Adria, Ashley Palmer-Watts, Luke Dale-Roberts, Jancis Robinson, and even the original Iron Chefs (complete with Japanese translators on stage).
Alice’s Food A-Z
"★★★★★...Think Andy Griffiths meets Heston Blumenthal..." - Books + Publishing Magazine
Eve Pownall Award for Information Books Notable Book 2016, Children's Book Council of Australia
Make friends with salad.
Or at least impress them with the best of the internet, hand-picked from A — Z and artfully arranged (from a height) in your browser. Pick and mix your own by clicking the ingredients below.
FOOD DOESN’T JUST OPEN MOUTHS, IT OPENS MINDS, TOO.
FIND ALICE IN THE KITCHEN, FIND ALICE ON THE STAGE, FIND ALICE TALKING VEGGIES, AND ALICE ON THIS PAGE. here.
Let's talk turkey. Or Tofu. Up to you.
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"Alice is one in a million. I have had the pleasure and privilege of working with Alice over the past few years, primarily in the role of host on high profile culinary events and panels. Her ability to get under the skin of a topic and conversation with her in-depth industry knowledge and research to unearth nuggets of gold, to pull you in, to re-assure and guide talent, to read an audience is second to none. Not only is she a quick thinker, sassy and polished, Alice has a unique, warm and personable on-stage delivery that is impeccable."
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