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Stephanie Alexander: The Cook’s Apprentice

In conversation with Belinda Seeney

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

Stephanie Alexander, one of Australia’s most cherished cooks and food educators is back with another instant classic, brimming with tips, techniques and recipes for new foodies.

Join Stephanie as she sits down with Belinda Seeney to discuss her new book, The Cook’s Apprentice. Hear insights into her recipes, food tips and how even a food novice can create magic in the kitchen.

With over half a million copies sold in Australia, Stephanie Alexander’s The Cook’s Companion is an iconic Australian cookery book. The definitive guide on ingredients, cooking techniques, kitchen equipment and recipes, referred to as the kitchen ‘bible’, it is a staple in home and professional kitchens all around the country.

The Cook’s Apprentice is the essential teaching cookbook for anyone just starting out in the kitchen, whether children, teens, adults, or anyone learning to cook.

The Cook’s Apprentice is packed with advice to ensure new foodies are relaxed and confident in the kitchen.

Stephanie will be signing books after the event, with Riverbend Books selling copies.

Writers+Ideas is supported by O’Neill Architecture.


I can help you become a relaxed and confident cook. I can share what I know about choosing the good, better and best in the marketplace so you can join me in supporting our local food heroes. On the top of my wishlist is a desire to make every one of you a lifelong food lover, to enjoy cooking for yourself, your friends and for your own family without anxiety, and to become a supporter of the very best we have

Stephanie Alexander

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Stephanie Alexander:

Stephanie Alexander AO is regarded as one of Australia’s great food educators. Her reputation has been earned through 30 years as an owner-chef in several restaurants, as the author of 16 influential books and for her groundbreaking work in creating the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation. Everything she has achieved and worked towards has been driven by her desire to break down anxieties about cooking, to emphasise the beauty of produce fresh from the garden and to promote the pleasures of sharing around a table. Her fifth book, The Cook’s Companion, is regarded as an Australian classic, and has sold over 500,000 copies. In 2013, this monumental work, in response to the new technology, first appeared as an easy-to-use digital app. In 2014 Stephanie became an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of her work with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation. She was named Victorian of the Year in 2010 and, in 2012, appeared in the number one position on Crikey magazine’s list of the most powerful people in Australian food. Her strong belief is that the earlier children learn about food through example and pleasurable hands-on experience, the better their food choices will be throughout life.

Belinda Seeney:

Belinda Seeney is a Queensland journalist, columnist and commentator with more than two decades experience. Her work has appeared in The Courier-Mail, The Sunday Mail, Brisbane News, QweekendQueensland Taste, U on Sunday, Stellar and RendezView. On the weekends, you can hear her "What's On" guest segment on ABC Brisbane's Saturday Breakfast with Loretta Ryan or find her in her kitchen, baking up a storm.

About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.