John Torode

Meet John Torode, chef, restaurateur and MasterChef presenter.

Torode started his career as a chef. Having moved from Australia in the early 1990s, he began his UK career with the Conran Group. Passion and talent saw him rise quickly through the ranks and in less than 5 years, he was promoted to the position of head chef.

Torode's Australian background has played a large part in his career. He has been credited as one of the main players to bring quality Australian cuisine to the UK. His uncomplicated fusion cooking produces dishes that are full of flavour. Apart from introducing this exciting blend of multicultural cuisine, he is well known for being an enthusiast of organic food and the farming process.

Torode is author of a set of successful cookbooks and has had columns in the Daily Mail and Olive.

His highest-profile role, however, has to be that of TV presenter. Torode has been on numerous programmes, including 4 years as resident chef on ITV with Richard and Judy to hosting and judging duties on MasterChef.

His latest series, John Torode's Australia, airs in March 2014.

John Torode

John Torode's Recipes



 
Twice cooked goats’ cheese soufflé
Twice cooked goats’ cheese soufflé on John Torode's Australia

John Torode’s twice cooked goats’ cheese soufflé is an impressive starter to make for a dinner party

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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intermediate

Total time
1 hr 35 min

Five spice duck
Five spice duck on John Torode's Australia

John Torode’s five spice duck is served with an aubergine and tomato relish and topped with crushed peanuts and coriander

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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easy

Total time
40 min

Polenta with mushrooms and gorgonzola
Polenta with mushrooms and gorgonzola on John Torode's Australia

John Torode’s polenta with mushrooms and gorgonzola is a creamy and comforting meat free dish

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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easy

Total time
30 min

Cheat’s rum baba
Cheat’s rum baba on John Torode's Australia

John Torode’s easy rum baba gives doughnuts a makeover with rum syrup and chantilly cream

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
20 min

Cod with clams, capers and bacon
Cod with clams, capers and bacon on John Torode's Australia

John Torode’s pan-fried cod is served with clams cooked in wine and a caper and bacon crumble

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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easy

Total time
30 min

Chocolate fondant
Chocolate fondant on John Torode's Australia

Daryl Kirk’s chocolate fondants are simple to make but make an impressive dinner party dessert

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
31 min

Double chocolate mousse
Double chocolate mousse on John Torode's Australia

John Torode’s double chocolate mousse is spiked with rum and served with a pistachio praline

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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intermediate

Total time
40 min

Asian slaw
Asian slaw on John Torode's Australia

John Torode’s Asian slaw combines raw vegetables with fresh citrus and crème fraiche and a sprinkling of sesame seeds

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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easy

Total time
20 min

Beef wellington
Beef wellington on John Torode's Australia

John Torode’s beef wellington is made with fillet steak with a mushroom duxelle and duck liver pate then wrapped in puff pastry

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
1 hr 20 min

Beer can chicken
Beer can chicken on John Torode's Australia

John Torode’s beer can chicken recipe is a classic Australian recipe which is cooked by putting a whole can of beer into the chicken then allowing the beer to evaporate into the meat as it cooks

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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easy

Total time
1 hr