In 1970s Australian kitchens, no different cookbooks were more normal than those created by darling Scottish-conceived Australian food writer and journalist Margaret Fulton.
The present Doodle celebrates Fulton’s 97th birthday celebration and her legacy of brightening up the Australian palate with global cuisine.
Born on this day in 1924 in Nairn, Scotland, Margaret Fulton emigrated to New South Wales at three years of age. At 18, Fulton moved to Sydney in the expectation of becoming a dress designer, however subsequent to hearing a forecast that the food industry would blast in post-war Australia, she rather sought after a vocation in cookery.
In 1947, Fulton accepting a situation as a cooking educator for a service organization, where she discovered her energy for developing simple to-follow recipes while teaching a class for outwardly weakened home cooks.
Fulton refined her recipes in the many years that followed while working as a pressure cooker salesperson, advertising executive, and food journalist.
In 1968, she distributed the first of 25 cookbooks named “The Margaret Fulton Cookbook” which has sold over 1.5 million copies.
Albeit global fare was at that point the norm in countless kitchens around the mainland, the majority of the Anglo-Australian populace had held a moderately basic culinary tradition for decades. On account of trend-setters, for example, Fulton who were inspired by these cooking traditions, numerous Australian families broke show to accept better approaches to take care of their families—an amazing social wonder that added to the country’s modern status as a culinary melting pot.
Happy birthday, Margaret Fulton—here’s to your gastronomical impact on the world of food!
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