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Have we lost the art of entertaining?


Lindey Milan not only knows food – she lives, understands and breathes it. In this interview she talks about the art of good, old fashioned entertaining.  How did we go from sharing  a home cooked meal around the table, to eating in front of the television and trying to live up to unrealistic expectations of  cooking shows?

It’s all about coming together and sharing good food. “The worst home made disaster is better than something store bought.”

About Lyndey Milan

Lyndey Milan is one of Australia’s most recognised food, wine and lifestyle personalities with a career spanning 30+ years. Her no-nonsense approach has built her a solid career in television, radio and the mainstream wine and food print media following on from practical experience as a caterer and cafe proprietor.

She has a profile beyond Australia including: UK’s Saturday Kitchen; America’s NBC Today Showduring the Sydney Olympics; with Anthony Bourdain when he was filming in Australia; in Rick Stein’s Seafood Odyssey. During her years as co-host of Fresh on the Nine Network Australia, she regularly hosted such visiting chefs as Jamie Oliver, Rick Stein and Gordon Ramsay.  In 2015 she hosted her first overseas cruise and is following with a Gourmet Eastern Mediterranean cruise in 2016.

Lyndey hosts her own radio programme Fresh, on the Lunchtime Lowdown on 954 radio 2UE on Thursdays from 2 – 3pm. She has been reviewing restaurants since 1987.

As well as media appearances, books and her production company, Lyndey runs a consultancy business that includes public speaking, appearances, cooking classes and demonstrations, food and wine appreciation classes and advising food and wine clients – in fact anything to do with food, wine, agriculture and lifestyle. She is much in demand presenting cooking classes, at various food and wine shows and festivals, masterclasses and as a facilitator, debater, food judge and MC.



Balance Team

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1 Comment

  1. Alexandra

    March 26, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    I totally agree with Lyndey that home cooked food is great. Since I’ve been looking after my mum who had a stroke 6 years ago, I LOVE cooking at home. I usually cook in the afternoon with the digital radio on in the kitchen. I cook Greek food as both my parents are from Greece. My mum’s favourite is my speghetti bolognaise, simple but very yummy! We always sit down together at the dining table to eat. I thoroughly enjoy cooking now and I find it relaxing and very satisfying.

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