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Stir The Pot DVD

Stir The Pot – Cooking for Kids

Cooking has never been more fun! Stir the Pot introduces young people to the delights of learning to cook tasty, healthy and colorful dishes.

Come along on a food adventure with renowned caterer and ‘Foodie’, Liz Long, and chef, Justin Hayes. From writing the shopping list and searching out the best produce at local markets to planning an event, Stir the Pot is much more than a kids’ cooking show.

Considering the current increase in childhood obesity, diabetes and allergies, we all have a responsibility
to teach our children the long-term benefits of learning to cook fresh, balanced, luscious dishes. We believe
young people should stir the pot from an early age!

Hosted at the state of the art Luscious Affairs cooking school, Stir the Pot children’s DVDs and cooking classes are educational with a focus on fun!

Double click on the movie for Full Screen Viewing, press esc. key to exit full screen. The screen will start to dim after about 10 seconds and focus on the movie. Enjoy.

Preview Stir the Pot DVD

About the Presenters

Liz Long

Liz Long is the owner of Luscious Affairs, one of Melbourne’s top cafe and catering businesses.

At the age of 12, she found her first job working in Hawthorn’s Humble Pie, a small take-away food outlet which, coincidentally, is exactly the same shop-front from where she now operates her business, Luscious Affairs.

Although not academically inclined at school, Liz convinced her parents that other opportunities awaited her just around the corner.

By 16, she had happily hung up her schoolbag for the last time to pursue her dreams, beginning with hospitality management in Box Hill, followed by a Cordon Bleu course in London, and a Swiss diploma in hotel management obtained in Leura, New South Wales.

While wondering which direction her studies might take her, Liz stumbled across the old shop-front of her first job, which was now for sale, and within three days she was the new owner. Three weeks later, Luscious Affairs was launched.

Seeing a niche in the top end of the gourmet takeaway market, Liz created an eclectic menu of dishes with a wide cross-section of flavours. Italian inspired, caramalised, roasted vegetable with rosemary sit happily next to a platter of Thai flavoured chicken balls with ginger, coriander and sweet chilli sauce, while nearby the Tandoori drumsticks are almost walking out the door.

Justin Hayes

After completing his apprenticeship in Brisbane and a three-year Sous Chef position at Caprice Restaurant in Rose Bay, Sydney, Justin headed overseas to broaden his experience in restaurants in Switzerland and London. 

In 1987, once again back in Sydney, Justin became a partner and Head Chef in a 120-seat restaurant in the heart of ‘The Rocks’.  His experience as owner/operator of his own restaurant was the launching pad for many other adventures. 

Since selling the restaurant he has owned his own catering company, catered at the Sydney Olympics and taught commercial cookery at V.B.C Tafe in Melbourne.  His restaurant experience includes the 5 star Pier One Park Royal, Eliza’s Restaurant and Le Trianon.