At the table with: Justine Schofield

Justine Schofield was one of the favourites when she first appeared on television as a MasterChef Australian contestant. Schofield has since become the host of her very own cooking show, Everyday Gourmet with Justine Schofield.

But when she’s not appearing on TV, Schofield runs her own catering business serving up food with a French flair, mainly influenced by her French mother and grandmother.

At the table with: Justine Schofield

Who is your inspiration?
My mentor Pedro is my biggest inspiration for not only his creativity but his execution on every dish he makes. Mum is also an inspiration and wonderful chefs such as Justin North, Matt Moran, and Jacques Reymond.

What’s currently in your pantry?
Pasta, D’aucy peas, canned San Marzano tomatoes, and dried Greek oregano.

What’s in your fridge?
Mustard, cream, lots of cheese, olives, mineral water, bacon, and organic eggs.

Best thing to come out of the microwave
My lasagna re-heated! YUM.

What did you last eat?
Avocado on Iggy’s sourdough toast

Where do you like to go for a feed?
My local: The Charing Cross Hotel for a burger or steak 🙂

When I’m not cooking, I’m…
Writing lots of recipes for my first cookbook.

Butter, margarine, a mix or neither?
Butter.

Kitchen tools I can’t live without
Microplane and my green handled Victorinox utility knife.

Cookbooks I always return to
Philippa Sibley’s New Classics and Justin North’s French Lessons

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