Updated: MasterChef‘s Poh Ling Yeow has won her own ABC cooking series, Poh’s Kitchen to be produced in her hometown of Adelaide.
Significantly, the show is a year-long programme.
The show will see Yeow travelling throughout Australia on her journey to expand her knowledge of food and to add to her every increasing collection of recipes. Across the series, she will be joined in her kitchen by some of Australia’s leading chefs, who will work alongside her to cook the produce she has sourced.
“Entering into the world of food has been something I’ve had a secret obsession with for many years,” she said. “Now to share my love of cooking as part of the ABC team is quite beyond anything I dared dream of, so it goes without saying that I am absolutely brimming with excitement!”
The series will be Executive Produced by Margot Phillipson who with the ABC Adelaide production team created and produced The Cook and the Chef, which airs its final episode next week. The deal also includes a two book deal with the first cookbook to be published in late 2010.
Jennifer Collins, ABC TV Head of Factual said: “Poh brings a natural curiosity, a warmth, an honesty and a terrific sense of humour to the screen. She will share her unique, innovative and exciting approach to food and I’m sure will continue to surprise us.”
Yeow’s appearance on MasterChef won her opportunities working with Luke Mangan and Curtis Stone.
The series will go into production in November 2009 to be screened in 2010.
A TEN publicist reportedly let the news slip about Yeow, according to PerthNow.