Maggie Beer is one of Australia's best-known food personalities. As well as co-hosting The Great Australian Bake Off, appearing as a guest chef on MasterChef and writing books, Maggie devotes her time to her export kitchen in the Barossa Valley, which produces a wide range of pantry items for domestic and international markets. These include her famous verjuice, pate and quince pastes, her ice cream as well as her sparkling non-alcoholic grape drinks. In 2001, Maggie was awarded the Centenary Medal for her service to Australian society through cooking and writing, and in 2010 she became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).
Maggie is the author of eight successful cookbooks: Maggie's Christmas, Maggie Beer (Lantern Cookery Classics), Maggie's Verjuice Cookbook, Maggie's Kitchen, Maggie's Harvest, Maggie's Table, Cooking with Verjuice, Maggie's Orchard and Maggie's Farm, and co-author of the bestselling Stephanie Alexander and Maggie Beer's Tuscan Cookbook.
'Maggie's tone is familiar and chatty and she's just so passionate that you can actually taste the food she's talking about... ' Anna Gare, Sunday Life Magazine