Celebrity chefs try out different recipes from around the world.
Runtime: 60 minutes
A Cook Abroad - John Torode - Netflix
John Douglas Torode (born 23 July 1965) is an Australian celebrity chef.
He moved to the UK in the 1990s and began working at Conran Group's
restaurants. After first appearing on television on ITV1's This Morning,
he started presenting a revamped MasterChef on BBC One in 2005. He is a
restaurateur; former owner of the Luxe and a second restaurant, Smiths
of Smithfield. He has written a number of cookbooks.
A Cook Abroad - Early life - Netflix
Torode was born in Melbourne, Victoria, but between the ages of four
(when his mother died) and ten he lived in Maitland, New South Wales,
with his brother Andrew, and his grandmother who taught him to cook. He
then lived in Edithvale, Melbourne, with his father and his brothers,
though his father was frequently away from home because of work. His
early cooking career started at Le Coq Au Vin restaurant in Aspendale
and his later apprenticeship was at several establishments in
Beaumauris, both in Melbourne. He has said that the food in his
childhood was fairly normal, and roast chicken remains one of his
favourite dishes because of the connection to his childhood, although
his favourite meal at that time was crumbed lamb cutlets. He has also
said that one of the first books he enjoyed at school was To Kill a
Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
A Cook Abroad - References - Netflix