2009 MasterChef Australia winner Julie Goodwin’s new show Home Cooked! With Julie Goodwin, will premiere Saturday, August 7th at 5.30pm on Nine.
The show will include celebrity guests with actor Gyton Grantley the first to appear.
Julie Goodwin has inspired Australians by rejuvenating the tradition and appeal of simple family meals. Julie prides herself on wholesome everyday cooking that everyone can manage. There is aspiration in her recipes but her simple, no-fuss attitude simplifies meals for time-challenged families.
“I have been so encouraged by the number of people who have told me they’ve rediscovered a passion for cooking. For me there’s nothing more important and enjoyable than bringing family and friends together for a home-cooked meal,” Julie said.
Her recipes range from ones passed down through generations of her own family to specially designed dishes for working mums and dads pressed for time. All of them are easy to cook, delicious to eat and designed to impress. Julie’s aim is to inspire a new generation of home-cooking champions.
Each Home Cooked! episode will have a mouth-watering theme to complement Julie’s no-fuss focus, along with a celebrity guest who will learn some of Julie’s tips and tricks for creating meals at home. Guests include Steve Waugh, Amanda Keller and Ricki-Lee Coulter.
The program begins with Winter Warmers, a feast of delicious comfort foods that will have you wishing it was winter all year round, such as succulent slow-cooked lamb shanks and crispy pork belly with Julie’s secret to crispy crackling. Underbelly’s Gyton Grantley will drop by for a real winter comforter – thick chicken noodle soup – before Julie turns up the heat in the kitchen with an indulgent chocolate fondant.
“We’re all so busy these days that people don’t feel they have the time to cook. So I really want to show the audience how quick and easy meals can be fun to make and delicious to eat,” Julie said.