Stephanie Alexander is regarded as one of Australia's great food authors and educators. She has set up several restaurants and is the author of the several cook books, including the best-selling The Cook's Companion which has sold more than half a million copies.
She set up the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation in 2004, which runs gardening and cooking programmes in primary schools. Penguin has just published her memoir, A Cooks Life, as she tells Kathryn Ryan.
She shares her recipe for her Mum's Red Devil Cake.
Photo: Stephanie Alexander, Credit: Blake Storey, Prime Creative Media