S1E66: Matt Preston
Matt is one of the most recognisable faces in Australia due to his role as a judge on Masterchef.
But his story started in England, going to boarding school, then the University of Kent before following his father into journalism.
Matt wrote about television in Britain before the company he worked for sent him out to Australia to write about TV here.
He then segued into writing about food for The Age, News Corp and the magazine, Inside Melbourne.
In this interview, Matt tells us about the random way he won the gig on MasterChef - a juggernaut of a show which played in 110 countries to an audience of 180 million people.
He starred on MasterChef for 11 seasons and now he has written his eighth book – Matt Preston’s World of Flavour where, among other things, he has uncovered the genesis of spaghetti Bolognese.
Spoiler: It’s actually an Australian invention. Or more accurately - a South Australian invention.
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