We were tickled with hundreds and thousands sprinkles when kid’s food guru Alice in Frames wanted to collaborate and do an intimate kids masterclass at The Blackman penthouse over the winter school holidays. We were able to steal a moment from Alice’s busy schedule to talk shop with food and admire her spectacular spectacles.
It came from a love of eating, of course! I tell a pretty terrific story about my most memorable early foodie experience at the start of 'Alice's A-Z'... You'll have to read it to find out!
What did being on Masterchef do for you?
I went on Masterchef to learn as much as I could about food and the food industry - I treated it like a university course. It's definitely opened some doors, but most excitingly, it's made me infinitely more recognisable to kids!
Who inspires you on a daily basis?
Anyone who connects with me - both online and in person. I'm like Captain Planet - only my power source is human interaction rather than the sun.
Your spectacles and outfits are incredible, when will you start your Edible Alice fashion and spectacles range? Will they be edible also?
Edible spectacles would prove quite hazardous in the kitchen you never know though - it could be my new food dream!
What does being a life teacher mean to you?
I still see my role very much as an educational one. I wouldn't give up "those light bulb moments" for anything. Only that my classroom's just a little bigger.
What can parents and little ones learn from your book ‘Alice’s A-Z’?
I think there's something for everyone in there - puns, quirky facts, some easy (and some challenging!) recipes. It's a cornucopia of food fun.
My best advice is to listen to your body - and to make as much of your own food as you have time for. When you know what goes into your food, you naturally make better choices about what goes into your mouth.
What is the most important thing we need to know about food these days and how that affects our lifestyles?
We're completely bombarded by diets and phobias - it's very easy to get overwhelmed. My best advice is to listen to your body - and to make as much of your own food as you have time for. When you know what goes into your food, you naturally make better choices about what goes into your mouth.
If you could sum up in one sentence some wise words to budding chefs, what would it be?
Use your senses and taste as you go! If it's good while you're cooking, it'll be even better when it's done.
Looking for an intimate unique and inspired event for the little ones and big kids over the school holidays? We’ve got you covered. The little people masterclass and arts and crafts event with Alice in Frames is on Wednesday 1st July at The Blackman Penthouse.