My Market Kitchen
My Market Kitchen is a cooking show that serves up the freshest modern Australian cuisine from market ingredients featuring Masterchef greats Elena Duggan & Khanh Ong!
MY MARKET KITCHEN - MEET THE CHEFS
Having grown up in Noosa, Queensland, Elena loves being on, near or in the water. With her family running a scuba diving business when she was young, there were plenty of good times and holidays spent on the water and, of course, an abundance of seafood, which she loves to both cook and eat. In 2016, Elena took home the title of Masterchef winner for 2016.
Many happy childhood memories for Elena revolve around food. From cooking with her beloved nan as early as two, she was preparing entire meals by the age of eight. Blessed with artistic talent, cooking and art go hand-in-hand for Elena and she uses both to express her creativity.
Having applied for MasterChef Australia season seven, it was a blessing in disguise that she did not make it through as she since met fiance Eric, a builder, with the pair now happily living together in Sydney. That decision led her to take the title of Masterchef winner for 2016.
Drawing in influence from chefs including Jock Zonfrillo, Kylie Kwong, Maggie Beer, Callum Hann, Jamie Oliver, Marco Pierre White as well as food photographer David Loftus, Elena would love to own a farm café, partnering with young people and the wider community.
Khanh’s passion for aromatic Asian flavours has transported Australian families into the bustling marketplaces of his native Vietnam. With his infectious smile, down-to-earth nature, cheeky sense of humour and captivating story he quickly became a household name and a MasterChef Australia season 10 fan favourite.
Khanh’s journey has strongly appealed to the MasterChef audience because it is both genuine and fun. He was born in an Indonesian refugee camp to Vietnamese parents and grew up in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Khanh’s story offers hope and inspiration to the millions of Australians who can relate to his journey and his success.
Having cooked for international culinary superstars Gordon Ramsay, Nigella Lawson and even Prince Charles on MasterChef Australia, Khanh is a natural in front of the camera and at ease speaking and cooking for an audience.
Family and heritage has always been a major part of his core values, with a thirst for knowledge and high curiosity about different cultures and cuisines, wanderlust has hit Khanh hard. An energetic, adrenaline junkie with a positive “let’s give it a go” mindset, a truckload of ambition and a warm inviting personality, Khanh is now back on our screens as cohost of My Market Kitchen.
WINE SELECTORS - MEET OUR WINE EXPERTS
For 10 years, Adam served wine and developed wine lists in restaurants and hotels in both Australia and the UK, solidifying his love of all things vinous and planting the seed for further wine exploration.
After returning to Australia from the UK, he worked for Tower Estate in the Hunter Valley before joining Wine Selectors in 2010.
Adam has completed wine based training in both Europe and Australia and holds a WSET Diploma in Wine and Spirits.
He was awarded the Fellowship at the 2015 Australian Alternative Varieties wine show and is an active associate judge at wines show around the country.
If Adam was a wine he would be a Barossa Shiraz! Unmistakably Aussie, he is big and generous and undeniably popular!
Starting in hospitality from a young age, Bel quickly developed a love for all things wine!
Bel loves everything about wine – tasting, educating her team and customers about new wines as well as growing her own knowledge. Bel is currently studying her WSET3 in Wine to take her know-how to the next level.
As manager of the NSW team, you will find Bel at one of Wine Selectors’ Sydney Cellar Doors or as a resident wine expert on Channel 10’s The Cooks Pantry with Matt Sinclair and My Market Kitchen.
If Bel was a wine she would be a bubbly! She makes every occasion fun and it doesn’t matter what time of the day or night it is – she is always full of effervescence!
Check out My Market Kitchen recipes in our dedicated Food section or click on the following recipe links:
Duck with orange and fennel salad
Cheeseburger spring rolls
Roast chook with figs
Baked brie with rosemary and figs
Barbecued Mediterranean lamb and veggies
Baked salmon nicoise
Salmon and coconut ceviche
barbecued bone-in rib eye with chimichurri and herbed potato ‘chips’
Olive and ricotta puffs
THIS WEEK ON MY MARKET KITCHEN...
Join Wine Selectors and My Market Kitchen at 3.30pm weekdays on Channel 10. Watch the video below for a sneak peek of Thursday's delicious episode!