FEATURE || Stephanie Alexander – On a Mission

Armed with a passion for giving kids a proper taste of real food, Stephanie Alexander has revolutionised food education in Australia. 

IMAGE: Earl Carter

IMAGE: Earl Carter

I recently interviewed Australia's doyenne of home cooking, Stephanie Alexander for East&Co. – a super well-designed lifestyle mag that I edit and produce a lot of content for in my day job.

During our chat, Stephanie shared stories about her childhood on the family farm in Rosebud and gave me a sense of how her legendary passion for all things home-grown developed. She also recanted tales of being a chef and restauranteur in 1970s Melbourne, providing some insight into how she got that trademark feisty spirit of hers.

IMAGE: Earl Carter

IMAGE: Earl Carter

As the founder of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, Stephanie has changed the way that kids (and their families) look at food. Her ethos of "pleasurable food education" has influenced the minds and palates of thousands of young Aussie school kids. We talked about that too.

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