Hi! I’m Alice. fun
And I love making food
It’s an excuse to bring people together, really. A chance to share knowledge and tell tales; to pass ideas along a kitchen bench or a dining room table. It’s about transferring those ideas and passions on to the next generation; About cultivating curiosity.
Cooking is really just my way of saying ‘Hi, let’s be friends!’
Since competing in Masterchef Australia in 2012, I’ve had the opportunity to take my meals and musings to a massive international audience. As a result, I’ve left my life as a School Teacher behind to become a Life Teacher. I’m ready to bring my message of edible adventures and make-your-own magic to people (especially little people) across the country – and hopefully the globe – through writing, talking, cooking and above all, eating.
My mission is to draw on what I’ve learnt from my travels, experiences and chance encounters around the world; to say ‘yes!’ to as many opportunities that come my way as possible; to continue learning and never stop.
Some people think I’m a little nuts. And it’s true, I guess. I am a little nuts — about a lot of things. Like reading books and playing with words and laughing often; and, above all, about living life with gusto.
I’m also pretty nuts about food, believe it or not. Which, I suppose, is probably why you’re here. But a meal isn’t simply a meal, you see; it’s just the beginning.
It’s my firm belief that being passionate and interested and slightly obsessed is the secret to living a joyful, fulfilled and interesting life.
Which is why I want everyone else to be a little nuts, too.
"...Think Andy Griffiths meets Heston Blumenthal..." - Books + Publishing Magazine
It's taken almost three years from GO to WOAH!, but I feel extremely proud of the resulting tome - a fun food reference book for kids, published through Walker Books.
As face of Prahran Market and official 'Adventurer-in-Residence', I get to share all of my favourite foodie finds with fellow market fans and newbies alike through weekly posts and monthly #chefchallenges with some of Melbourne's top chefs.
Hosting Kitchen Whiz is an absolute hoot! It's the perfect blend of two of my favourite things in life – food and learning.
Tune in every Weekday Morning at 7:30AM on Channel Go! for more fun, food & fluoro than you ever thought possible -
FOOD-ED has come about through my own experiences as a teacher - there could never be enough quality resources.
My aim is to create a user-friendly hub for educators, offering an opportunity to share and search interdisciplinary food education resources in a collaborative and accessible way.
ShareThe Hepburn Advocate, 20 Apr 2015 Full Article Here
Share Read Plus, 17 Apr 2015 Full Review Here
Share Dorota Trupp, Nutritionist, 16 Apr 2015 Full Post Here
Share Girl Power Magazine, 13 April 2015
Share Mum’s Grapevine, 13 Apr 2015 Full Article Here
Share Australian Independent Booksellers, Apr 2015 Full Pamphlet Here
Here’s where you can get your mitts on ‘Alice’s Food A-Z’
Most of my Sunday afternoon was spent bouncing off the walls, smiling widely and breathing rapidly with anticipation.
This was it. This was what I was waiting for.
If there’s one thing Jewish mothers do better than cook, it’s lay on the guilt trip. Jewish guilt is about as well-known as matzah ball soup, and slightly more effective at getting whoever it’s being dished out to get back off their tuchus*.
This pizza catapulted me to the road for an Immunity pin on MasterChef Australia in 2012. The lick of crushed garlic oil on the base really helps cut through the richness of the cheese.
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I love to Make food and Make friends. Let’s Make it Happen:
For all media enquires, hit up:
P +61 3 9025 9574
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P +61 3 9824 0177
F +61 3 9824 0677
© 2013 Alice Zaslavsky