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WORD OF MOUTH TV

Food, books and friendship

Word of Mouth TV is the first series to combine food, books and wine. Your hosts, Kate and Sarah will be interviewing and cooking with top authors from Australia and around the world.

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Heather Rose’s delicious warm lemon cake

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As part of Word of Mouth TV's Perth Writers' Festival series, we asked authors to provide their favourite recipes. Some of them loved cooking, others not so much, but all could lay claim to one recipe that they had made their own. Heather Rose loves a warm lemon and almond cake recipe that she borrowed from Nigella and revved up a touch. "I’m always experimenting with cake, so I took Nigella’s recipe and increased the almonds and the lemon," says Heather

Richard Fidler’s enticing Icelandic fish stew

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We caught up with Richard Fidler at the 2018 Sydney Writer's Festival to talk about his latest book Saga Land, which he co-authored with his dear friend Kari Gislason. In it, he included a recipe for Icelandic fish soup because, says Richard, "wherever you go in Iceland ... they tend to have these little cafes ... that only have about four or five things on the menu ... and nearly every one of them had Icelandic fish soup.

Our take on Jennifer Egan’s cherry pie

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Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan's husband is a brilliant cook, so she rarely enters the kitchen. That is, except, to bake. Jennifer has a soft-spot for baking, having inherited a very special pie pastry recipe from her grandmother.  We didn't press her to divulge her heirloom recipe and instead went straight to Jamie Oliver for inspiration for the pie crust, then scanned the web for a magnificent cherry filling, cherry being a favourite of Jennifer's.

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Kate Forsyth

Kate Forsyth wrote her first novel aged seven and has sold more than a million books worldwide. Her most recent book, Beauty in Thorns, is a reimagining of ‘Sleeping Beauty’, set amongst the passions and scandals of the Pre-Raphaelites.

Other novels for adults include Bitter Greens, which won the 2015 American Library Association award for Best Historical Fiction; and The Wild Girl, which was named the Most Memorable Love Story of 2013.

Kate’s books for children include the collection of fairy-tale retellings Vasilisa the Wise & Other Tales of Brave Young Women, illustrated by Lorena Carrington, and The Impossible Quest fantasy series which has been optioned for a film.

Named one of Australia’s Favourite 15 Novelists, Kate has a BA in literature, a MA in creative writing and a doctorate in fairy tale studies, and is also an accredited master storyteller with the Australian Guild of Storytellers. She is a direct descendant of Charlotte Waring Atkinson, the author of the first book for children ever published in Australia.

www.kateforsyth.com.au

Sarah Mills

Sarah Mills

Sarah Mills is an Australian tween fantasy author, writing under the pen name S.L. Mills. Her first novel GOM’s Gold, is the first in a series of seven. Sarah is a director and Treasurer of the Australian Society of Authors.

Sarah is a director and deputy chair of the Australian Society of Authors – the nation’s leading advocate for authors and book illustrators, and has previously held positions on other boards.

Prior to becoming an author, Sarah held a career in the journalism, working for decades on the country’s premier mastheads, including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun Herald, The Australian Financial Review, and The Australian.

She is a skilled and insightful interviewer with a deep love of literature and the literary world, holding a degree in Literature and Linguistics. She also worked for many years as a public relations and media consultant to the nations leading corporations, a valuable skillset that she brings to bear in all her endeavours.

For more information, please view her LinkedIn profile.

Claire Absolum

Claire Absolum is a directing graduate of the Australian Film, Television & Radio School, and a former producer at SBS TV. In a career spanning more than a decade, Claire has worked on more than 30 documentaries and factual productions.

In a career spanning more than a decade, Claire has worked on more than 30 documentaries and factual productions, on topics ranging from social documentary to historical reality TV, to live current affairs. These programs have been screened nationally and internationally on the world’s premier broadcasters such as the ABC, SBS, Channel Four UK, Sundance Channel US, History Channel UK, RTE Ireland, Discovery Channel and National Geographic.

In 2013, Claire produced a program for SBS and NITV presented by Stan Grant called ‘Who should tell indigenous stories’. It was nominated for two Walkley awards in the areas of Social Equity Journalism and Reporting on Indigenous Affairs.

https://claireabsolum.com/

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