SHORT AND SWEET

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Stellar - - Columnist - ANNA POLYVIOU

The culi­nary world is very con­ser­va­tive. Has your unique style ever caused a (sorry for this) stir in the kitchen? I’ve al­ways been more of an “ask ffor for­give­ness, not per­mis­sion” kind of girl. But I ac­tu­ally think it’s helped me.

Your deca­dent sug­ary con­fec­tions are leg­endary. Where does the in­spi­ra­tion come from? Grow­ing up, all my money went to lol­lies; my cre­ations stem from child­hood mem­o­ries of Red­skins, Milk Bot­tles and Snakes from the milk bar. Mum used to get mad, but it was all in the name of re­search. You’ve met a heap of celebs in your ca­reer. Now be hon­est and tell us who made you more ex­cited: Gor­don Ram­say or Cookie Mon­ster. I lost my sh*t meet­ing Gor­don.

I al­ways looked up to him. He’s seen as a brash rule breaker, but he’s a big softie, too. Af­ter a long day in front of the mixer, are you tempted to turn up to a potluck with a Vi­en­netta from time to time? Or do you re­frain lest your rep­u­ta­tion pro­fes­sional be de­stroyed? No way! Who doesn’t love a Vi­en­netta? I’d be the most pop­u­lar guest there. Fam­ily Food Fight airs 7.30pm, Mon­day and Tues­day, on the Nine Net­work.

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