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Meals on Wheels

Travel and food are as inextricably linked as cheese and wine Ramona Koval looks for the best tips on where the meals are from chefs Frank Camorra and Stephanie Alexander. Join us for a food safari that will take you from breakfast to after-dinner mints.

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Portrait of Elizabeth Chong

Elizabeth Chong

Elizabeth Chong is a chef, teacher, author and presenter. Since she opened her first cooking school in 1961 she has introduced her family’s Chinese recipes to the Australian public.

Portrait of Ramona Koval

Ramona Koval

Ramona Koval is a writer, journalist, broadcaster and editor.  She is an Honorary Fellow at the centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne.

Portrait of Stephanie Alexander

Stephanie Alexander

Stephanie Alexander AO is regarded as one of Australia's great food educators. Her reputation has been earned through her thirty years as an owner-chef in several restaurants, as the author of 14 influential books and hundreds of articles about food matters, and for her groundbreaking work in creating the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation.

In 2014 Stephanie became an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of her work with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation. Her strong belief is that the earlier children learn about food through example and pleasurable hands-on experience, the better their food choices will be throughout life. Her new book, The Cook’s Table, is released October 2016.

Portrait of Frank Camorra

Frank Camorra

Frank Camorra is an award-winning chef of Catalan origin who operates the MoVida restaurants and has appeared on television.

The Writer's Banquet

In 2010 the Wheeler Centre partnered with Ramona Koval and the Radio National Book Show to present Reading on Vocation. This acclaimed series delved into the reading habits of professionals ranging from captains of industry to nuns. This winter, we’re partnering again to feed your literary appetite over three mouth-watering sessions. The path between the kitchen and the library is a well-trodden one, from the boom in food writers to the cult of the celebrity chef. Keep the cold nights at bay with our degustation menu of literary snacks.


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