An award-winning author, broadcaster and ‘Vegelante’

Alice Zaslavsky is full of beans; literally. Known for her irrepressible energy, empathy, enthusiasm, and penchant for veg, Alice combines a teacher’s heart with a voracious appetite – for food, and for culture. An award-winning author, broadcaster and ‘Vegelante’, she’s the host of ABC Radio Melbourne’s Saturday Breakfast, and resident foodie on ABC TV’s News Breakfast program.

Alice’s acclaimed book In Praise of Veg has been published in 11 countries, winning the 2021 ABIA for Best Illustrated Non-Fiction, along with medals and accolades in Germany, The Netherlands and the UK. Now, she’s excited to plate up her next hit, The Joy of Better Cooking, to give every would-be cook a sense of confidence and freedom in the kitchen – no matter their age or ability.

Alice Zaslavsky is your tiny kitchen friend. Open the fridge and oop!—there she is, ready to help you make something delicious. 


Her new range, ‘by Alice’, is set to make the kitchen your favourite room in the house. 


Tumami is your little secret weapon for your pantry. This life-changing spread combines the bright tang of organic Aussie tomatoes with the caramelised funk of black garlic. It’s super concentrated, so it packs maximum punch. And it can do anything. It’s the most important thing to happen to food since salt in desserts.

“I might just be lying in the plane eating it. I begin to worry I’m not taking back enough.”

Nigella Lawson



Phenomenom is a free digital toolkit for teachers, jam-packed with springboard episodes and lesson plans, designed to tickle students’ tastebuds for learning.

Food doesn't just open mouths, it opens minds too

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