The MasterChef franchise is a recognisable format the world over with a dozen or more amateur home cooks competing to produce stand out dishes to win the title, some cash and the opportunity to publish their own cookbook. Hayden Quinn became a household name in 2011 as a contestant in Series 3 of MasterChef Australia. Though he didn’t win, the show changed has Hayden’s life. The handsome professional lifeguard with a degree in Marine Biology is now a regular face on television, sharing his passion for food.
After releasing a successful series of e-cookbooks, Dish It Up has just been published by Murdoch Books. ‘From energy packed breakfasts and post-workout power foods to light, healthy savouries, travel-inspired street food, backyard feasts and special occasion meals to share with family and friends’, this cookbook contains more than fifty recipes, complete with helpful hints on cooking techniques and the best places to source ingredients. The text is supplemented by mouthwatering full page photography and QR links to video content. The recipes emphasise fresh, healthy ingredients simply prepared and served. There is a definite Asian influence, stemming from Hayden’s travels through those regions, evident in recipes such as Barbequed Asian Prawns with Noodle Salad, Green Papaya Salad in a Bag, and Vietnamese Pho Bo. A few Aussie staples with a twist make it in as well such as Tim’s ‘Pimped-Out’ Sausage and Egg Muffin, The Perfect Steak Sandwich with Spiced Kipflers and the Aussie Meat Pie.
Dish it Up is a well presented collection of recipes sure to tempt most palettes, perfect for the hot summer days ahead.