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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.
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