Emma Dean is a cook, forager, gardener and author, and the winner of the 2013 series of MasterChef Australia.

Emma’s passion for food began in the paddocks and kitchen of her country home near Bendigo, Victoria. Emma’s homely cooking style is inspired by a combination of her regional upbringing and her enthusiasm for urban foraging, resulting in dishes that mix classic ingredients with the more unusual and adventurous.

Her first cookbook A Homegrown Table (published in December 2013) is a collection of  over 100 delicious recipes that beautifull captures Emma’s hobby-farm origins and her love of local, seasonal produce.

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