The Hungry Australian was founded as a creative outlet for multi-talented recipe developer, photographer and writer Christina Soong. Little did she know how popular it would become. Featuring an extensive recipe archive—from ‘5 Minute Eats’ to ‘Condiments’—the Hungry Australian is an excellent culinary reference and entertaining read.
Describe your cooking style in three words: Easy. Modern. Australian.
What’s your signature dish? Layered Pavlova, my Christmas Day version of a beloved dessert.
What do you think is the most underrated ingredient? Salt. It can bring a dish to life.
What’s the best cooking advice you’re ever received? “It’s just cooking, Christina. If you haven’t got that exact ingredient, try something else.” My mother encouraged me to free-form in the kitchen.
If you could share a meal with anyone in history who would it be? Truman Capote, pre the publication of La Côte Basque in Esquire, which marked his decline into drugs and alcohol. A lot of writers aren’t great conversationalists but Truman was a celebrated wit and story-teller in real life.
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