We have some pretty hard girl crushes. These are the types of ladies that stamp their style on the world. They are the type of people that will always be remembered and little girls grow up wanting to be. They are women of substance. Women that make the world a better place. Happy Girl Crush Tuesday everybody.Maggie Beer is the queen of Australian cooking talent. She has the simplest food philosophy that is to cook straight from the heart and make the most of each and every ingredient she uses. The reason why I love her is that her cooking is honest and truthful. Plus she has recipes that even I can handle!
Living in the Barossa, Maggie operates a business that has an extensive range of gourmet foods including quince paste (my ABSOLUTE FAV!), icecreams and verjuice. She has appeared many times on Masterchef and is quite the author with 10 cooking books!
In 2001 Maggie was awarded the Centenary Medal for service to Australian society through cooking and writing and in 2008 won the Australian Publishers Association’s Illustrated Book of the Year for ‘Maggie’s Harvest’. She was awarded Senior Australian of the year on 2010 and in 2012 was appointed a member of Order of Australia. How incredible is she!
In 2014 Maggie created the Maggie Beer Foundation which is committed to improving the well-being of the elderly by having access to food full of flavour and nutrients. Ultimately the foundation wants to influence government policy to ensure the delivery of better food services to those in our community who need it most.
You know that imaginary list of remarkable people that you wish you could have dinner with one day? Maggie is number one on my list. She is incredible and I would love the opportunity to absorb even just a little bit of her brilliance one day.
Thank you Maggie, you inspire me everyday to try and deliver good quality food to my family and to make the best food choices possible for my little ladies.