ALICE HAS AN APPETITE FOR LIVING LIFE WITH GUSTO
Emigrating from Georgia (USSR) without a word of English as the ebullient child of academic parents, Alice Zaslavsky knows what it feels like to be a fish out of water. It’s from this place of empathy, adaptability and irreverence that she has made a career out of crafting stories and connections through food, as teacher, writer, television host 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. 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 cohosts 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 creating Phenomenom, a free digital food education program for primary schools. Through Phenomenom Alice aims to redirect the conversation around kids and vegetables by making them an exciting part of every classroom.
"FOOD IS REALLY MY WAY OF SAYING ‘HI, LET’S BE FRIENDS!’"
What's on the boil?
She'll always be a teacher, but her classroom goes far beyond four walls and a white-board.
A — Z Mediums
A production cubby house where big ideas are brought to life.
A free digital food education program for primary schools designed to change the conversation around vegetables, made with kids for teachers.
Making meaning fun and fun things meaningful.
Whether on screen, on stage or on the airwaves, connecting with audiences, with warmth and gravitas, are Alice's jam.
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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