Lyndey Milan OAM, is an Australian food and wine luminary, who combines a thirst for life and a sense of fun with a love of good food and sparkling shiraz. A familiar face on television and in print, she has been instrumental in changing the way Australians think about food and wine for 30 years via her own nine best-selling cookbooks, eight TV series and influence as former Food Director of the iconic Australian Women’s Weekly. She is an award-winning multi-media presenter, MC, speaker, food & wine teacher, consultant, debater, judge and regional Australian specialist who makes numerous TV & culinary appearances and has an ability to connect with all demographics.
She has a profile beyond Australia including: UK’s Saturday Kitchen; NBC Today Show during the Sydney Olympics; with Anthony Bourdain when he was filming in Australia; in Rick Stein’s Seafood Odyssey. During her eight years as co-host of Fresh with The Australian Women’s Weekly on the Nine Network Australia, she regularly hosted such visiting chefs as Jamie Oliver, Rick Stein and Gordon Ramsay.
Lyndey Milan’s Summer Baking Secrets premiered on Channel 7, before screening on LifeStyle FOOD. This was followed with the launch of the Lyndey Milan Baking range. Lyndey Milan’s Taste of Australia continues to screen internationally, and on airlines to rave reviews and was named Best Food TV series in the 2016 Gourmand World Awards. The accompanying book also won Best TV Chef Cookbook in the World at the 2015 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards and in the Best of the Best for the last 20 years at the Frankfurt Book Fair, won third overall. Other TV series include Lyndey & Herbie’s Moveable Feast, Lyndey Milan’s Taste of Ireland, Lyndey & Blair’s Taste of Greece, Lyndey’s Cracking Christmas, Lyndey Milan’s Baking Secrets and Inside Lyndey’s Kitchen. Other books include Lyndey & Blair’s Taste of Greece, Lyndey Milan, the Best Collection, Just Add Spice (co-authored with Ian Hemphill) and Balance, Matching Food and Wine, What Works and Why (with Colin Corney) which won Best Food and Wine Writing at the 2006 Australian Food Media Awards.
Lyndey is a popular weekly guest on the various Australian networks morning shows and and is a key contributor to Selector magazine, a bi-monthly publication for food and wine enthusiasts. She writes freelance for other publications such as Delicious Magazine and delicious.com.au. Her unflagging energy saw her as first-female Vice-President of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW. She has been Chair of the KPMG Sydney Royal Wine show, Dairy Produce Committee and Fine Food Committee, which she founded in 1997. She is Co-Founder and Patron of Tasting Success, a mentoring program for female chefs.
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