MasterChef judge Gary Mehigan crosses the ditch to promote South Australia

Weekend Life 08/09/2018
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English-born Australian chef Gary Mehigan, otherwise known as the “nice” judge on MasterChef Australia, has headed across the ditch for a tour of New Zealand.

In an effort to promote South Australia, Mr Mehigan is giving Kiwis a taste of South Austalia with a pop-up at Mr Toms in Auckland’s Ponsonby neighbourhood this weekend. 

“South Australia has just blossomed into probably one of the best states in Australia where you can just go over and follow a food trail that will blow your mind,” he told RadioLIVE’s Carly Flynn.

The self-proclaimed “massive foodie” is packing his New Zealand trip into three tight days full of bars and restaurants.

Mr Mehigan joined Carly Flynn on Weekend Life to discuss his plans in New Zealand, South Australia cuisine, and where he learned about food. 

Listen to the full interview with Gary Mehigan above.

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