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Kylie Kwong

Celebrity Chef

Kylie Kwong was born into a fourth-generation Australian-Chinese family, in Sydney.

She learnt the fundamentals of Cantonese cooking at her mother's side, and then went on to hone her skills with several of Australia's most respected chefs. After working at some of Sydney's finest restaurants - Rockpool, Wockpool and Restaurant Manfredi - Kylie realised her dream of pouring her heart and soul into her own restaurant, billy kwong, in Sydney's Surry Hills.

Kylie’s television series, Kylie Kwong: Simply Magic, screens exclusively on The LifeStyle Channel and LifeStyle FOOD. In this eight-part series, Kylie travels to the heart of the country that has inspired all her cooking, to two of the world’s most exciting cities, Hong Kong and Shanghai. There she finds the origins of the recipes her grandmother taught her and finds inspiration for new dishes. Back home in her beautiful Sydney kitchen, Kylie shares her wonderful new cooking ideas with us; showing us how we can simply cook authentic Chinese recipes at home, using ingredients available at any local supermarket. The accompanying cookbook, Simple Chinese Cooking, was published in March 2006

Her first television series Kylie Kwong: Heart and Soul premiered in October 2003 and has since been sold worldwide, as has the accompanying book. Her first book, Kylie Kwong: Recipes and Stories, introduced her family and the food that binds them together.

For Kylie, food is both a way of life in the present and a link with the past and her family heritage - especially for her extraordinary great-grandfather Kwong Sue Duk, who was lured to Australia from his ancestral village in China by the promise of gold. As she says ‘…by sharing the experiences of my family, I hope to enhance the understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture, particularly within Australia, and to express my pride in my Chinese heritage.’

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Heart and Soul

By Kylie KwongOn 5 Apr

This beautiful book by Kylie Kwong explores her culinary heritage from family roots through to international influences ...

 
 

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Posted by Jay86 • 2y ago • Report
just want your professional opinion on something, in creating Asian Fusion food, do cooks sacrifice authentic flavours and skills to cater for the modern Australian customer?
Posted by • 2y ago • Report
Kylie I have to ask how can you in all honesty promote China. There vegetables are sprayed with pesticides that have been banned in the western world for years. I find this very misleading and I am sure you don't eat it. It's a disgrace. I won't touch anything made in China.
Posted by Carl24 • 3y ago • Report
I learn to love chines food!!! just following kylie recipes.
Carl Garate
Posted by Chandrakala • 4y ago • Report
really easy and simple way to learn chinese cooking from you kylie..... thanks n i'm sharing your cooking wit my fly.. thank alot
Posted by Craig109 • 4y ago • Report
Kylie, the ultimate in Fusion a true Aussie Gal with the mystery of the Orient!
Posted by CASA E CUCINA • 4y ago • Report
Sei bellissima!!
Posted by Eddie • 4y ago • Report
What can I say? Beautiful Fresh ingredients used simply
Posted by Jackie • 5y ago • Report
i love you kylie,your cooking is supert.i use to watch your show and read about you.God Bless.
Posted by helbar • 5y ago • Report
watching every Saturday night on lifesytle food channel
just love her cooking she's a great chef
love u Kylie
Posted by DorisG • 5y ago • Report
love the china series of Kylie going back to her roots and her being absorbed into the ancestral trail of Chinese food legacy. It is always so good to see her passion and love when she brings her food into our living room, thank you Kylie....
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