About John Torode
A hugely popular and influential figure on the UK culinary circuit, John Torode is a regular guest chef on ITV's This Morning, a judge on both Masterchef and Celebrity Masterchef, and co-hosts John and Lisa's Weekend Kitchen on Saturday and Sunday mornings with wife Lisa Faulkner (now in its fourth series).
Australian by birth, John is credited as one of the main players in introducing Australasian food to the UK in the mid-1990s. John is passionate about sourcing the best of British produce, particularly within the meat industry, where he has long been a champion of rare breeds.
He is a restaurateur and has written a number of cookbooks including 'My Kind of Food: Recipes I Love to Cook at Home' and 'John Torode's Sydney to Seoul: Recipes from my travels in Australia and the Far East'.