Junior MasterChef Australia The Cookbook : Volume 1

by |February 15, 2011

Junior MasterChef Australia was a revelation to me.

I’d always assumed that it was the kids who lolled about on the couch in front of the TV while their Mum or Dad made dinner.

What a fool I have been! Kids can cook and, for some unknown reason, they seem to enjoy it!

If your family has been living the wrong way around you need to get hold of this book – Junior MasterChef Australia The Cookbook : Volume 1

Don’t mess about.

Get your kids working in the kitchen today.

And you know they’ll do it, too.  Why? Because TV told them to.

I can’t wait for Junior MasterCleaner Australia:  the little buggers might be convinced to clean the loos with a whistling enthusiasm, vacuum the carpets gleefully and take the garbage out with a smile.

Ooh, ooh… What about Junior MasterLawyer Australia. Junior MasterElectrician Australia. Junior MasterMasseuse Australia. Junior MasterBuilder Australia. Junior MasterBaker Australia. (That’s baker, with a K, my fellow dyslexic brethren.)

From the publisher:

Recipes the whole family will love: Let′s get cooking! Now you can whip up fantastic cakes, roasts and desserts just like your favourite contestants on Junior MasterChef with The Cookbook Volume 1. Featuring 90 fabulous all-new recipes for all occasions, from Mother′s Day brunch to an easy pizza party, this jam-packed book has all the ingredients to turn you into a whiz in the kitchen.

Winner of Junior MasterChef Australia:

Name: Isabella

State: Queensland

Age: 12

Specialty Dish: Ricotta Gnocchi

Least Favourite Food: Meats like brains, stomach and tongue

Game Plan: “To try my best and to cook great dishes. As long as I do my best I will be happy.”


Wanting to show Australia how passionate she is about food and cooking, Isabella auditioned for Junior MasterChef and was absolutely delighted she and her twin sister Sofia got through to the Top 12. Isabella loves cooking Italian cuisine taught by her mum as well as cooking traditional Sicilian dishes she learnt from her nonna and auntie.

Cooking since the age of five, Isabella loves experimenting with different flavours and combinations and admits she now reads recipes more closely after a dessert dish she was making ended up a savoury dish.

Isabella dreams of one day opening up her very own restaurant with her twin sister which has already been named Issofia. Isabella will be head chef and Sofia will be the manager – Isabella is so passionate about this dream that she has already started making up menus and business cards.

Order your copy of Junior MasterChef Australia The Cookbook : Volume 1click here


Junior MasterChef

Series Two Cookbook

Around the World in
80 Amazing Recipes

This lively, colourful cookbook takes young cooks around the globe to explore different cuisines through simple, achievable recipes.

Each chapter – Australia, China, England, France, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Spain and Thailand – features step-by-step recipes with tips, tricks and shopping information, guides to ingredients and techniques specific to each cuisine, plus a cooking basics section.

This is the perfect introduction for kids (and adults!) to
a vibrant world of cooking.

Click here to order Junior MasterChef : Series Two Cookbook : Around the World in 80 Amazing Recipes from Booktopia, Australia’s No.1 Online Book Shop

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About the Contributor

While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman, Sydney, in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written, under a pseudonym, a series of very successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at writers’ festivals, on TV (most bizarrely in comedian Luke McGregor’s documentary Luke Warm Sex) and has been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. ​Now, as the Director of Books at booktopia.com.au, Australia’s largest online bookseller, he supports Australian writing in all its forms. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection. His novel, The Girl on the Page, was published by HarperCollins Australia in October, 2018.

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  • ricky. mcdonald.

    March 3, 2011 at 7:35 am

    To george, george i am 46 & i love cooking you cooked your fillet of beef, it looked so bare & bloody inside. How would you cook the perfect fillet steak, brown all the way through.

  • kirana

    June 4, 2011 at 11:37 am

    The best show eveeeeeer

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