TV changes Aussie palates
ACCLAIMED Kingscliff chef Steven Snow believes Australian palates are changing, and with television shows like MasterChef, there is a greater emphasis on what hits the table.
The MasterChef program has had huge success, and the premiere for the second series, which screened in April, dished up a national average audience of 1.43 million.
Mr Snow, who owns Fins restaurant at Salt Village, said people were becoming more educated about food and were also getting a bit more critical.
“Food used to be seen as fuel, but that is changing, and I think a lot of people use it as entertainment, with everything revolving around food now,” he said.
“There is a lot more criticism as well now because people watch a few shows and then become an expert.”
Mr Snow recommended cooks purchase excellent produce and not trade down because it was better to buy less than sacrifice quality. “Buy the best produce no matter what,” he said.