Poh’s Kitchen Lends a Hand
Tuesday, 8pm, ABC1 Tonight is the final episode in what has been a beguiling series. Poh Ling Yeow, who won the hearts of Australia as runner-up on MasterChef a while ago when that series was a stairway to heaven for Australia’s amateur cooks, takes to reality TV. She has brought an emotionally charged twist to her already considerable culinary journey, jumping in to offer her skills to people using cooking to help, inspire and change lives. Tonight’s episode is affecting TV when she works with the Cambodian Children’s Fund in Phnom Penh’s notorious garbage dump Steung Meanchey. CCF — created by Australian Scott Neeson — educates, provides community services for and feeds more than 1200 children and their families. Food is integral to CCF, as is Madolin, a Cambodian chef who helped Neeson develop the charity’s food program. Poh works with Madolin on a project that enables the kids of the dump to create a surprise for their benefactor.