This is a classic case of working hard at your craft and getting rewarded for it.
Adam Liaw, a Malaysia-born chef who won the MasterChef Australia competition in 2010, has been given the opportunity to start a new food series that highlights Malaysian cuisine.
Malaysian food goes international
According to a report by Sydney Morning Herald
, the show is tentatively titled 'Adam Liaw’s Heritage Kitchen'.
Through the series, Liaw aims to promote “Australia’s finest produce in cooking Malaysian dishes, showcase Australia’s scenic regions to promote tourism destinations, and feature personal stories of Australian producers/farmers to support the cultural connection between Australia and Malaysia".
And for that purpose, Liaw was awarded a A$394,900 (RM1.18 million)
grant funded by the Australian Foreign Affairs and Trade Department’s “public diplomacy” category.
That's so awesome!
Liaw, who was born in Penang to a Malaysian-Chinese father and a Singaporean-English mother before moving to Australia when he was three, is no stranger in the cooking industry since he won the popular television show.
He has since published several cookbooks and he regularly writes columns for Fairfax Media’s Good Food and The Guardian.
He is also the host of several food-travelogue series, such as 'Hidden Japan with Adam Liaw', 'Destination Flavour: Scandivinia' and 'Destination Flavour: Japan'.
Congratulations, Adam Liaw, and we are extremely proud of your success!