A Women's Weekly recipe book is a staple in every kitchen. Now in a rare chance, the woman behind those books has given her tips to Launceston.
Pamela Clark is the star of two International Women's Day events at the Northern Suburbs Community Centre. The first event was held on Friday where she used some produce grown in the community garden to make an omelette and a tossed salad.
Ms Clark started working for the magazine in 1969, and about 50 years later last year called it quits.
"I worked in the test kitchen itself for 10 years. That meant I was sort of the chief home economist," she said.
"We started doing the famous books in 1976. We started off doing one a year, and by the time I took over in 1984 we were doing 12 a year. It nearly killed us all but that's how it went."
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Until 2000 she was the editor of the weekly and the cookbooks, before she came exclusively the food editor.
"So it was food editor of the weekly, and the cookbooks, up until the year, 2000, and then I became exclusively the food editor food director of the cookbooks because the weekly was expanding and the cookbooks were expanding and are simply couldn't do both."
She said it was a privilege to give these sort of talks which have a focus on food freshness, growing your own, how to best use it in the kitchen and sustainability.
"I think it's the way forward. We've got to look after ourselves more than we have been, I'm sure about that," she said.
"It's amazing what you can grow in a, in a small place even in the likes of Sydney - people are now growing food that they can grow on their balconies ... people are definitely moving that way to try and grow something that they can eat."
On Saturday, Ms Clark visited Harvest Launceston.
On Sunday she will host a second talk where people can chat to her while she cooks. The event starts at 12pm and wraps up at 2pm.
It will be a world table and women from the Afghan community and Sudanese community will also be cooking with her. Tickets cost $20. Call 6326 5506 to secure your spot.
Veggie Box Program coordinator Jo Dean met Ms Clark while volunteering in Fiji. Funds raised will be used to help young Fijian girls go to school.
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