It turns out media legend Ita Buttrose has a habit of keeping some things you’d usually find in a pantry in her fridge – and it’s something her children tease her about often, she says. There’s the bottle of Ribena, jellybeans for her grandchildren and packets of Cruskits – among other things. Must have something to do with that humid Sydney weather.
Culinary quirks aside, it was a pleasure talking to Ita, who happens to also be raising awareness for macular degeneration, a hereditary eye disease that affects one in seven Australians over the age of 50. She’s recently co-authored a cookbook to champion the cause called Eating for Eye Health – well worth a look, particularly if you know someone affected.