Ben Macdonald

When Ben isn’t devouring food, he is thinking what to cook next. After spending his adult life eating his way around the world he ended up channelling his culinary creativity as a finalist in Masterchef Australia – famously impressing Heston Blumenthal with a campfire from steak and potatoes - before being eliminated the very next episode.
Following some time in several top restaurants he is now focussed on sharing his love of home cooking and making each meal better than the last.

Articles - Ben Macdonald

How To

Make Your Own: Homemade Stock

If you want to be a better home cook, one of the best things you can do is make your own stock. If you don't do it already, then it's time to change your ways.

Recipes - Ben Macdonald

Vegetable Stock

A classic light vegetable stock that can be used to poach fish, vegetables or instead of one made from chicken (and is ready in a fraction of the time).

Brown Chicken Stock

Brown chicken stock uses the roasted bones and vegetables to give a deep, dark and rich stock that delivers the pure flavour of roast chicken.