Spicks and Specks star Myf Warhurst tries to pull off a retro 70s Christmas for the show but stress gets the better of her. We get the lowdown about her foodie experience.
Who do you see as your biggest competitor on the show?
Really not sure at this stage as I don't know them that well, but I think Steve Price might be a bit of a dark horse. He's got a competitive face.
Who is your biggest inspiration in the kitchen?
My Mum. She fed 6 people most nights while working every day and everything always tasted great. Most of the food I cook looks like school dinners. But Mum somehow managed to make school dinner style food that was both tasty and creative. I appreciate it much more these days.
What’s your favourite cookbook?
There's nothing better than the classic Margaret Fulton's Cookbook for good, solid, classic 70s recipes. Stephanie Alexander's The Cook's Companion is also wonderful, not just as a cookbook but as a reference. I love it.
What condiment could you not live without?
Hot sauce. I am a huge fan of spicy flavours and love my hot sauces, however they come.
Which do you prefer - savoury or sweet?
What would your last meal be?
Pasta, Pasta, and Pasta for dessert. With extra parmesan cheese.
What is your biggest food indulgence?
What’s your favourite type of cuisine?
Clearly, it's Italian. There's something about the simplicity of ingredients matched with full flavours that really works for me. And basically I love carbs (have a look at me!!).
Where’s your favourite place in the world to travel to?
I'm not sure because I haven't been everywhere I want to go yet, but one of the best holidays I've ever had was to Lake Como in Italy, where we stayed at a friend's house for a few weeks. I have never been happier (or fatter).
What has been your biggest foodie disaster?
I've had a few, but I am thinking this CDWM thing might be because I feel like I've got too much to do in too little time. I'm cruising for a bruising, I think.