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George Calombaris
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George Calombaris

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George Calombaris is one of Australia's most talented and respected chefs. In 2004 he was voted one of the 'Top 40 chefs of Influence in the World' by The Global Food and Wine Magazine, and he continues to live up to this acclaim. George owns five restaurants: The Press Club, Gazi, Hellenic Republic (Brunswick & Kew) and Mastic, and is also the mastermind behind the souvlaki bar sensation Jimmy Grants, opening stores all over Melbourne and beyond. George is the co-author of Your Place or Mine? and Cook with Us, and author of Greek Cookery from the Hellenic Heart, Georgie Porgie and The Press Club: Modern Greek Cookery. He is also a judge on MasterChef Australia.

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We must cook not only to fill our stomachs, but more importantly to fill our hearts and souls.

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Best ever bolognese

Try this free recipe from Lantern Cookery Classics: George Calombaris.

Zucchini keftedes, burghul salad

Try this delicious recipe from George Calombaris’s Greek.