Australian Food Icon Margaret Fulton Has Passed Away, Aged 94

Vale the Matriarch of Australian food

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Australian food icon Margaret Fulton has passed away at the age of 94 years.

Labeled the ‘matriarch’ of the Australian food scene, Fulton’s granddaughter told Delicious today:

“The family of Margaret Fulton are today mourning the loss of their loving, inspirational and treasured mother, grandmother and great-grandmother this morning. They will release a statement in due course. Respect for their privacy at this time would be greatly appreciated.”

Margaret Fulton has been credited with changing the nation's food scene, broadening Australia's palate to multicultural cuisines and welcoming diversity.


Her 1968 cookbook, the Margaret Fulton Cookbook was an instant success, and by 1978 had sold more than two-thirds of a million copies. A prolific writer, Fulton wrote 20 cookbooks and helped everyday Aussies eager to learn new cooking tips, tricks and recipes with her frequent columns in Women's Day magazine.   


Fulton was also awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for her contributions to food writing and cookery.

Vale the Matriarch of Australian cuisine, may she rest in peace.   

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