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Adam Liaw Talks About His Plans Post Masterchef Australia

It has been 3 days and I have not done a Masterchef post, so I thought I better rectify it.

Adam Liaw is already working on his cookbook according to TV Week, and as he said on the show it will have an Asian food theme.

The article said:

Adam’s plan for the cookbook, tentatively titled Two Asian Kitchens, is to feed Australians’ growing “thirst for knowledge” about Asian food.

“The two Asian kitchens in my mind are the traditional kitchen and the modern kitchen,” he says. “People want to know not only how to make good Asian food, but also the principles behind it so that they can then apply that to the way they cook.”

The 31 year old also reveals that the book is likely to include a variation on his popular “Seven Gods” signature dish, although he says it will have to wait until he’s had a chance to finetune his skills at some of Australia’s top restaurants.

“I think people gloss over the work experience, because it’s not quite as sexy as your own cookbook or $100,000,” he says. “But we learn in the competition that we’ve got a long way to go before we can really consider ourselves to be great cooks. If I can do the work experience first, I think the cookbook will be better for it.”

Adam concedes that stepping out of the limelight to live the life of a real chef might cost him lucrative opportunities, but he points out that he’s thinking about long-term success.

“You can’t chase the fame,” he reasons. “While it might be viewed as financially appealing to go off and do some things that are going to make me a lot of money since the show has just finished, if it doesn’t fit in with my broader goals and with what I want to do in my life, I don’t think it makes much sense to do it.”

I think I will be interested to buy his cookbook as it could have some interesting dishes in it.

2 comments

1 Chrysann { 08.04.10 at 9:35 am }

I can’t wait to buy his cookbook!
Thanks RR for the update.
I hear Marion might release a SERIES of cookbooks, but that’s just a rumour. I hope it’s true though. 😀

2 Eliot { 08.04.10 at 11:51 pm }

Thanks, I found your blog during MasterChef am an glad I can pop by and find the occasional related update like this one…