Can you cook? Who taught you how? Did you hang around the kitchen watching a parent or even grandparent conjure up delicious offerings?
This was certainly the case for .journalist and food writer Kate Gibbs. Her grandmother is no less than national living treasure Margaret Fulton - a doyenne of Australian cooking. Her cooking, her writing, her passion over the decades really changed the very way Australians ate and cooked.
And it seems that passion and a few culinary genes have passed down through the Fulton family. Kate’s mum, Suzanne Gibbs, Margaret’s daughter, similarly is also one of Australia’s top food writers and her sister, Louise Fulton Keats has also penned three cookbooks..
Well, Kate has now written a memoir – or as she dubs it, a “foodoir” – tracking the interweaving of her life and her cooking with that of her family’s, in particular, “grandma Margaret”. It's called “Margaret and Me: Recipes for Life From My Grandmother’s Kitchen”.