Thursday, 15 November 2007

Marvelous Magical Matt Moran

His Book
Sirloin Steak with Red Wine Butter & Pont Neuf Potatoes
(aka Fat Chips)
Raspberry Tart

Matt Moran, he is just an amazing chef. His restaurant Aria is a place I dream of going to, when next I make the journey all the way down to Sydney. It holds two coveted Chef's Hats awards. I fell in love with him when I watched the television series Heat In The Kitchen on the Lifestyle Food Channel His book clearly shows how talented he is and how passionate he is about great quality food.
The Good Food & Wine Show is always fantastic and this year was no exception. My friend Kym and I spent five and a half hours there. Nibbling and wine tasting our way through the mountains of displays. The best part of the show was the fabulous Matt Moran. He made the steak pictured above as well as that lovely raspberry tart. He is extremely witty, very funny and charming. He also told us of a brand new series he is filming with Catriona Rowntree called The Chopping Block can't wait for that. We watched him cook for his half an hour in the celebrity theatre, then I rushed outside with the copy of his cookbook in hand, so I could be first in line to meet this awesome chef. I was the first in line of course. There was a huge line up behind me. Then he came and sat down for the signing. I was busting at the seems I tell you. Giddy as a school girl. Then this bloody lady just pushed in. Rude woman. Felt like slapping her, I didn't of course. I have met famous people and I have never carried on like a blathering idiot, the only other time was when I met Rick Stein. Can you blame me? It was embarrassing, gushing and smiling like some type of stalker. But oh well, I was excited. Matt didn't seem to mind. I got some fabulous photos with him and shook his hand. Then it was all over. But I will remember it forever.

Marvelous Magical Matt Moran
P.S. Matt, I really am quite normal............. really!

Friday, 9 November 2007

Leaving on a Jet Plane!

I am off everyone. Getting on a plane this morning for Brisbane. What for you may ask? Well it is Good Food & Wine Show time. I love the Good Food & Wine shows, they are so much fun. Lots of things to nibble and munch on. Lots of gorgeous new things to spend my money on. I would like to say a big Thank You very much to the guys at Lifestyle Food for sending me a couple of free passes because they like my blog. I feel extremely privileged and special. This trip is also an early birthday present for myself as I am turning 34 on Wednesday. So have a great weekend everyone and I will catch up with you all when I get back.
Big Kisses