Food is not just about how you cook in the kitchen: it's about where the food comes from, the path for ingredients from farm to plate, the love and passion that goes into making the final dish and the sharing of food with the people important to you. Masterchef judge Gary Mehigan chats to people for whom food is everything - it's the love that goes into sourcing ingredients, creating the recipes and sharing that love of the process with others. Each dish has a much bigger story than just the cooking - each dish becomes A Plate To Call Home.
Artist, chef and actress Poh Ling Yeow was a contestant on the very first Masterchef exactly ten years ago, but what a lot of people don't know is that Poh grew up as a member of the Mormon religion. After years of questioning her faith, she decided to leave the church and explore the world. Poh shares with Gary Mehigan the cultural guilt she experienced leaving the Mormon church, how cooking simple food with her aunt changed her relationship with food and the rollercoaster the first series of Masterchef took on.
Gary's food tips and tricks: Best practices for buying from your local Asian market.
Chef and host of My Kitchen Rules, Manu Feildel's path to food has not been straight forward. From joining the circus at age 13, to dealing with crazy chef's and making it to the small screen Manu is a born entertainer. He openly speaks about the heartache of his failed restaurant with Gary Mehigan and shares how he had not known his father until they worked together. It's an emotional and often hilarious chat where Gary, whose known Manu for years, found out so much more than he ever knew about Manu.
Gary's food tips and tricks: how to make your own vinaigrette.