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MasterChef Julie Goodwin to share cooking tales and tips in Singleton 


One of Australia’s favourite home cooks and original MasterChef winner, Julie Goodwin, will be sharing tales from the kitchen in Singleton this month.

The beloved chef, television personality and author is slated to offer cooking tips alongside insight into her life after winning the popular cooking show more than a decade ago. 

Hosted by Singleton Libraries, the event will take place at the Civic Centre on Thursday 23 November from 5.30pm to 7pm. 

Ms Goodwin said she was looking forward to her visit to Singleton and meeting fellow passionate home cooks. 

“I’ll talk about cooking, MasterChef and life beyond,” she explained.

“There’s plenty of time for Q&A so we can chat about anything else you would like to know. 

“I’ll have books with me, too, and am happy to sign new ones or bring your own along.”  

Ms Goodwin became a household name overnight when she was crowned Australia’s first-ever MasterChef winner in 2009. 

Since then, she has appeared on screens as the resident weekly cook on Nine’s breakfast show Today, enjoyed an almost 10-year tenure as a monthly columnist for the Australian Women’s Weekly magazine and penned six cookbooks. 

Her seventh cookbook, titled Classic, will be released in time for Christmas 2023. 

The nation fell back in love with Ms Goodwin’s quick-witted sense of humour and trademark honesty when she burst back onto screens in 2022 for MasterChef: Fans and Favourites

She wowed the judges again with her classic but perfectly executed dishes.  

This time it wasn’t just her cooking that had people talking, but also her openness and willingness to share her struggles with mental health over the past decade.  

Ms Goodwin has vowed to keep the conversation going and is working with Beyond Blue. 

Her visit is supported by the Singleton Explore Wellbeing program, which is being delivered by Singleton Council in partnership with the NSW Government. 

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