Author(s): Marion Grasby
If you ask Marion Grasby what her favourite food is, she'll list at least 10 things. Marion loves food. And she loves talking about it. During last year's MasterChef series, Marion wowed Australia with her incredible cooking talent, her assured palate and her sunny personality and warmth. Now in her first cookbook Marion shares more than 80 of her favourite recipes from throughout her life: the places she's been, and the people she's met and cooked with. Marion has lived in the Northern Territory, Papua New Guinea, Queensland and South Australia, and her food is an eclectic mix of Thai, Italian, French, Middle Eastern...and firmly Aussie. These are recipes for the home cook, dishes to make every night of the week, for dinner parties and lazy afternoons. The recipes are peppered with entertaining stories and with incredible photography of the food and of Marion's travels through Australia and Thailand.
Marion Grasby is a little bit Thai (courtesy of her Mum) and a little bit Australian (courtesy of her Dad). Her love of food and travel were ingrained at an early age as her globetrotting parents lived and travelled in Papua New Guinea, Thailand and Australia. Marion completed bachelor degrees in Law and Journalism, and straight after university she was snapped up by the ABC. In 2008 Marion left her journalism career and went back to university to study for a Masters of Gastronomy, and in 2010 she competed in the second series of MasterChef. Marion now has a monthly food column in MasterChef Magazine and happily divides the rest of her time between television appearances, cooking demonstrations and private catering.