Behind The Scenes
Food critic, writer and son of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Tom Parker Bowles is back in Australia for yet another culinary adventure – as one of the judges on Nine’s Family Food Fight. The show sees six diverse Aussie clans compete for the title of greatest food family. While the 42-year-old adores food and of course family – he has two children, Lola, 10, and Freddy, seven, with wife Sara – he admits he and his mum wouldn’t fare so well if they were on the show!
What was it about Family Food Fight that brought you back?
The idea of returning to Australia to talk about food, eat and be based in Melbourne… it didn’t take me long to say, yes please! I love everything about Australia… I genuinely feel very happy here.
How would your family fare?
If it was my sister, father, mum and I there would definitely be arguments! My mum would say, “I’m the mother: I’m cooking, I’m the boss!” and I would probably tell them that food is my job, so I should be in charge. There would definitely be fireworks, so it would be best not to get us all in the kitchen together!
What’s your mum’s best dish?
She does a really good roast chicken and roast lamb, and I do love her scrambled eggs. Before she married my stepdad, Prince Charles, she would cook for us every day.
FAMILY FOOD FIGHT
premieres Monday, October 30, 7.30pm, Nine.
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