Category — Adam Liaw
Season two winner of Masterchef Adam Liaw has now got at TV show which will be shown on SBS later this year.
Adam is currently filming the travel/food show called Destination Flavour.
The show will be co-hosted by Renee Lim and Lily Serna.
The Telegraph reports Adam has had previous TV show offers.
Destination Flavour comes after almost two years of negotiations between Liaw and various networks.
The MasterChef winner admitted he considered several offers before reaching an agreement with SBS.
“There were a lot of shows that were considered but mostly they were just not right for me,” Liaw told Confidential yesterday.
“It mostly had to do with subject matter that really interested me.
“I’ve always thought SBS do amazing stuff with their food programming, shows like Luke Nguyen’s (Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam, Peter Kuruvita (Chef In Action) and Food Safari.
“I really like their approach to food and that the focus is on food and not just knocking stuff together.”
Liaw’s move into broadcasting puts the Sydneysider among the show’s most commercially successful contestants post-MasterChef, joining fellow TV recruits Julie Goodwin, Poh Ling Yeow, Marion Grasby andJustine Schofield.
Meanwhile, Liaw is also busy preparing to open his first restaurant – a Japanese-inspired eatery – in Sydney and is set to release his second book following the huge success of his first tome Two Asian Kitchens.
SBS do these shows well so will definitely be tuning in.
March 14, 2012 3 Comments
In perfect timing for the start of the new series of Masterchef Australia, last year’s winner of the show, Adam Liaw’s cookbook has been launched.
As he pitched it in the show it is called Two Asian Kitchens, the book is easy Asian recipes to be cooked at home. It is published by Random House with a recommended retail price of $49.95, however it has been spotted in Big W for $29.95.
Season one winner Julie Goodwin had one of the highest selling cookbooks of 2010, and Random House will be hoping for a similar result with this one.
This year on Masterchef they should have a challenge where the contestant’s have to pick a recipe out of either Julie Goodwin’s or Adam’s book and cook it. Now that would be interesting to see which recipes would win. Also would be a wonderful piece of cross promotion.
The Australian food critic John Lethlean reviewed the book and gave it the thumbs up. Ironically John distances himself from the Masterchef Australia juggernaut, but he did appear to be quite happy to appear on the reality TV show Conviction Kitchen. Seriously don’t these restaurant critics realise that to improve their wage negotiations these days they have to show they HAVE been on a reality TV show. I think the only one holding the line is Terry Durack. But then we are yet to see the latest Masterchef season…..
Has anyone bought the book yet? What is it like?
Also here he talks about the book.
April 3, 2011 9 Comments
Still no news on when Adam Liaw winner of Season 2 of Masterchef Australia will be opening a restaurant. However he is currently learning the ropes in a real kitchen at the Flower Drum in Melbourne.
The Daily Telegraph writes he is spending a week there, and then he will spend some time in Tetsuya’s kitchen.
Hopefully this will give him his restaurant legs and we will see a rocking eating establishment open with him behind the pans in 2011.
November 27, 2010 No Comments
Masterchef Australia winner Adam Liaw has apparently turned down offers for his own TV show according to TV WEEK magazine.
The articles states Adam is not in the fame game and that is why he rejected offers for his own TV show.
Busy working on his first cookbook, Two Asian Kitchens, Adam reveals his feet still haven’t hit the ground.
“I don’t have a base – I’m spending next month in a hotel in Sydney,” the 32 year old says. “It’s been crazy!”
In other Masterchef alumni news Claire Winton Burn looks like she is trying to get an endorsement from PETA with this article in the SMH about eating baby animals.
UPDATE: Adam Liaw will be cooking at a sustainability fair this weekend in Brisbane with Sharnee more details here.
October 14, 2010 8 Comments
How can we miss Masterchef if it really won’t go away? Another week goes by and our season two contestants keep themselves in, at least, our peripheral vision.
Matt Preston alerted the Twitterverse to this story, about Callum’s dream of having his own show, asking whether people would watch it. Would you? I’d watch it once, and – to be honest – would be hoping for it to be more Julie Goodwin than Poh, as it would make for a more entertaining blog post!
I fear that Callum has no real understanding of the television world, even after his months of immersion. ”It [hanging out with Poh] made me jealous because her job is so fun – it’s MasterChef without the pressure of being eliminated.” They might not call it “elimination”, but networks do have other ways of making unsuccessful shows disappear.
Adam Liaw has been busy blogging, and posted a fabulous piece about the chefs he met on the show. I hope Claire is taking note of the comment about Shaun Presland: “Your food is defined by your passion, not your ethnicity.” It’s a really fun post, with some interesting insights and genuine laugh-out-loud moments.
For those of you with pay TV, the real Masterchef is starting on Monday. Some of you hardcore fans might have already found ways to see this series (I’m guessing it’s the one from earlier this year), but if you haven’t it is definitely worth checking out. It’s on Lifestyle Food at 7.30.
Finally, if you are still jonesing for a reality TV cooking fix, check out The Restaurant on BBC Knowledge, Thursdays at 7.30. You might be able to catch the opening episode again on repeat during the week – I watched it and was instantly hooked (shameless plug for my recap here).
August 14, 2010 10 Comments