The Great Australian Cookbook

Time Schedule

Tue 18:00 | Wed 23:00 | Thu 10:00 | Fri 14:00 | Sat 07:30 | Sun 14:00


The Great Australian Cookbook is a celebration of food, travel, family and love. The nation’s top chefs and food producers invite viewers into their homes and favourite spaces to learn what they cook, and how, for the people they love.

Right across the nation, from the city to the sea, from the tropics to the bush, the dramatic Australian landscape plays host to deliciously simple dishes and seriously complex creations.

Jam-packed with tips, The Great Australian Cookbook is the story of Australia and the food we love to eat. 

Episode 1

Matt Stone & Maggie Beer

One of Australia’s brightest young chefs, Matt Stone – head chef of Oakridge in the Yarra Valley, VIC – returns to his parents home in Pinjarra, WA to showcase local produce and fresh home-grown ingredients when he cooks prawns and a charcoal roasted vegetable salad feast for his family.

Culinary Icon Maggie Beer shares one of her all time favourite recipes – Chocolate Pear Almond Tart, gathering some of her most trusted staff together in the Barossa Valley, SA for afternoon tea.


Matt Stone:

Maggie Beer:

Episode 2

Gilbert Lau & Darren Robertson

The father of Chinese cuisine in Australia, Gilbert Lau, reveals his family recipe for Roast Chicken and Fried Rice.

Darren Robertson from Three Blue Ducks restaurant in Byron Bay reveals the secrets to perfect Poached Eggs, Avocado, Sourdough and Fermented White Cabbage and Fennel Salad cooking up brekkie for his wife Magdalena and son Archie.


Gilbert Lau

Darren Robertson

Episode 3

Matt Moran & Rayleen Brown

Food icon and restaurateur, Matt Moran invites his head chef’s to his Sydney home for a BBQ of Prawns and Barramundi with Raw Zucchini Salad.

Indigenous trailblazer Raylene Brown puts the twist on the traditional Christmas fare when she shares her recipe for a Bush Foods Christmas Cake cooked in the desert outside Alice Springs, NT.


Matt Moran

Rayleen Brown

Episode 4

Victor & Evelyn Liong & Nick Holloway

New wave innovators of Chinese Cuisine and siblings Victor and Evelyn Liong, of Le Ho Fook in Melbourne, head home to mum and dad’s for a family dinner sharing their take on Sweet and Sour Pork.

Tropical wizard Nick Holloway of NuNu Restaurant in Palm Cove, North Queensland, invites some mates over to share his Wood-Roasted Reef Fish with Pineapple Curry. 


Episode 5

Sharon & Carol Salloum & Peter Russell-Clarke

Sydney’s Almond Bar owners, Sharon and Carol Salloum, head back to mum and dad’s for a Syrian BBQ and share the secrets to traditional Tabouli, Baba Ghanouj and Lahem Meshwi.

Aussie icon, larrikin and Australia’s first TV chef Peter Russell-Clarke shares his tips for the perfect Mango and Fig Omelet and Smoked Trout Soup cooking lunch at home in rural Victoria for his wife Jan.


Sharon & Carol Salloum

Peter Russell-Clarke

Episode 6

Matt Wilkinson & Simmone Logue

Owner of Melbourne dining institution Pope Joan, family man Matt Wilkinson shares one of his children’s favourite meals, Pesto Pasta and Mango and Coconut Ice-blocks.

Catering queen Simmone Logue shares a long lunch with her siblings at their country home in Oberon, NSW. Cooking a six-hour slow-roasted lamb shoulder with Sage Potatoes and Charred Red Capsicums.


Simmone Logue

Matt Wilkinson

Episode 7

Alla Wolf-Tasker & Rodney Dunn

Creator of the fine dining institution The Lake House in Daylesford Victoria, Alla Wolf-Tasker prepares her River and Lakes Share Platter recipe.

Agrarian Cook Rodney Dunn showcases his Tasmanian property’s produce, baking a Rhubarb & Berry Crumble With Goats Milk And Vanilla Custard for his young family.


Alla Wolf-Tasker

Rodney Dunn

Victor & Evelyn Liong

Nick Holloway

Episode 8

Merle Parrish & Peter Gilmore

CWA legend and grandmother Merle Parrish reveals some of her baking secrets when her entire extended family gathers at her home in Cudal, NSW, for an afternoon tea of Anzac Biscuits and Pavlova.

Culinary Genius and the gentleman of fine dining, Executive Chef of Quay and Bennelong, Peter Gilmore reveals his favourite Sunday night meal, Korean Chicken Noodle Soup.


Merle Parrish:

Peter Gilmore

Episode 9

Ross O’Meara & Anna Polyviou

Chef turned food producer Ross O’Meara cooks up a Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder with Mustard and Greens, all locally sourced, for his young family on their farm on Bruny Island, Tasmania.

Punk Pastry Chef Anna Polyviou, of the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, invites her staff over to sample her Summer Trifle with Tropical Fruits.


Ross O’Meara

Anna Polyviou

Episode 10

Frank Camorra & Clayton Donovan

King of Spanish cuisine, and creator of iconic restaurant chain Movida – Frank Camorra, heads home to where his love of food began – his mum’s kitchen.  Together they share some of their secrets of traditional Spanish dishes Tortilla de Patatas and Asadillo.

Fusing local produce with native foods, all sourced on country in his beloved Gumbaynggirr lands, Indigenous Chef Clayton Donovan cooks up two of his young families favourite meals – Kangaroo San Choy Bow and Oysters with Finger Lime, Carrot Foam and Avocado Cream.


Frank Camorra

Clayton Donovan

Episode 11

Ronni Kahn & Paul West

Sydney founder of OzHarvest Ronni Kahn cooks her mum’s Veggie Lasagne for her team of charity crusaders.

Australian River Cottage Host Paul West gets back to nature with his young family on the NSW South Coast with an outdoor cook up of Braised Wild Rabbit With Salami And Warrigal Greens.


Ronni Kahn

Paul West