A history of food in Australia and the rise of celebrity chefs like Peter Russell-Clarke and Bernard King

By Paul van Reyk
October 18 2021 - 1:00pm
Peter Russell-Clarke's Come and Get It aired for 900 episodes . Picture: Getty Images

During the past two decades of the 20th century, food became something of a national obsession, and the "foodie" was its public face. The origin of the term is generally attributed to Gael Greene, writing in New York Magazine in 1980, but arguably it was with the publication of The Official Foodie Handbook by Ann Barr and Paul Levy in 1985 that the term became established.

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