Margaret Fulton has sadly died, aged 94

The iconic face of Australian cooking, Margaret Fulton, has passed away at the grand old age of 94.

Margaret's 1968 classic cookery book, The Margaret Fulton Cookbook – which has sold 1.5 million copies - was deemed responsible for the way Australian families approached cooking in the 1960s and 1970s.

Her family released a statement which said, ‘The family of Margaret Fulton are today mourning the loss of their loving, inspirational and treasured mother, grandmother and great-grandmother this morning.'

She's been credited with introducing many dishes from around the world that were then unknown in many homes, including Chinese and European meals.

‘I think Australians responded to this enormous excitement that I was feeling about food and they were feeling it too,’ she once said.

Known for her lively sense of humour, Margaret spent most of her life in the kitchen creating and developing recipes. 

‘I've been showing women how to bake a scone and keep a man; yes, that comes into it because it's all part of life,’ she joked, adding,  'I often break the rules with cookery and I live to regret it.'

‘Whatever you’re doing, you have to pay attention to the details and actually work on them. Don’t be fooled by getting lazy about assessing things. Just keep your mind on track all the time.’

To pay tribute to Margaret Fulton's extraordinary life, take a look at some of her classic recipes here.

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