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.

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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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Alice Zaslavsky is Australia’s friendliest voice in food, helping home cooks connect with the people they love and ideas that matter. An award-winning author, broadcaster, and self-appointed ‘Vegelante’, she brings flavour, community and conversation to homes all around the world.

Her acclaimed book In Praise of Veg, is a unique colour-coded celebration of vegetables, with insights from some of the world’s top chefs. It won the 2021 ABIA for Best Illustrated Non-Fiction, along with medals and accolades in Germany, The Netherlands and the UK, and has been published in 11 countries and multiple languages. Alice’s new book, The Joy of Better Cooking, aims to help people everywhere reclaim joy and confidence in their cooking.

An accomplished and engaging media darling, Alice is as comfortable behind the mic as she is behind the stove, hosting Saturday Breakfast on ABC Radio Melbourne, and as long-time Resident Foodie on ABC TV’s hit program News Breakfast.

Increasingly sought after for her gastronomic expertise and gravitas, as well as her capacity to engage an audience and deliver key messaging in warm and authentic ways, Alice’s ability to bring out the best in her guests during In-Conversations and panels has seen her repeatedly requested by household names like Rick Stein, Yotam Ottolenghi, and Nigella Lawson. She specialises in hosting live events with translators, including Iron Chef Live (feat. the original Japanese Iron Chefs) and the Estrella Damm Gastronomy Congress (feat. some of the world’s best Spanish and Basque chefs). She is also the creator of her own range of condiments and flavour shortcuts, including the smash-hit Tumami by Alice.

Alice’s experience as a teacher – and a parent, has informed her work with government and industry in creating Phenomenom, an innovative digital toolkit for teachers and parents that helps move the needle on family vegetable consumption. The program was voted “Best Healthy Eating Campaign in Australia” by Parents’ Voice, and continues to inspire teachers, parents and children nationwide. She also spearheaded the creation of the Melbourne Food Bowl Virtual Farm, an interactive tool helping students to connect with regenerative agriculture practises in meaningful ways.

When she’s not talking, teaching and/or cooking, she’s probably writing. You’ll find her regular articles and recipes appearing across publications such as Delicious Magazine and The Guardian. You’ll also discover regular musings and moments shared across her 85K-strong soc-med community as @aliceinframes and via her newsletter: With Condiments.

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