Alice Zaslavsky cooks, writes & presents
A fresh voice in Australian food, Alice is widely recognised for her modern, accessible approach to cooking and eating, her expertise as champion food judge, critic, writer and food literacy advocate, and her penchant for puns and spectacular spectacles. The former head of department-turned-MasterChef Australia crowd favourite has spent over a decade helping individuals (both big and small) join the dots between cuisine, culture and the environment.
She's hosted 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 & SBS, with a new show slated for release later in the year. 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, and is a regular contributor to ABC Radio National. She's also the resident Culinary Correspondent on ABC News Breakfast.
Her kids' book, Alice's Food A-Z was the first cookbook to be given a Notable gong by the Children’s Book Council of Australia, and her next, In Praise of Veg due out in November, topped the best-selling cookbooks list before even hitting the shelves. As Food Editor for The Weekly Review, her Feed was a weekly fixture in 630,000 homes across Melbourne, and she continues to contribute feature articles and recipes to publications from The Age/SMH Good Food and Broadsheet, to ABC Life and The Design Files.
Alice has put all of her experience and talents to full use in founding Edible Adventures Productions, putting critical food literacy back on the agenda in schools. Her team's 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. Whilst Nomcast, the complementary podcast for families, is quickly becoming a weekly staple on the school commute.
When not writing about herself in third person, Alice is most at home tapping out thoughts and sharing audaciously accessible recipes across the Social Media Sphere as @aliceinframes.
"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?
In Praise of Veg
'Alice Zaslavsky is a force of nature!' Nigella Lawson
A riotous celebration of the complete palette of possibilities. From carrot to kohlrabi, this is veg - but not as you know it.
Murdoch Books Nov 2020 | PREORDER NOW
ABC News Breakfast
As Culinary Correspondent for ABC News Breakfast, Australia's second-most popular breakfast news program, Alice is uniquely placed to help shape the way Aussies choose their weekly menus. Click here for recipe cards.
The family-friendly podcast where we take a deep-dive into your food and splash around to see what we can find
Subscribe for new episodes weekly, and check out the curriculum aligned resources for primary school teachers, too!
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.
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 TURNIPS, AND ALICE ON THIS PAGE. here.
Let's talk turkey. Or Turnips. Up to you.
Alice thrives on big projects that create large-scale change, and small projects that generate big results.
If you're looking for someone who understands engagement, education, entertainment and eating, all in one...
GET IN TOUCH.
"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."
Subscribe and stay up to date with the latest reads, recipes and ramblings straight from Alice’s kitchen.