Richard Maurovic – Kitchen Spy


Richard Maurovic

He’s about to have a solo exhibition at the prestigious Saatchi Gallery in London, and his book The Meat Game: A History of the Gepps Cross Abattoirs and Livestock Markets won bronze in the 2007 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. He’s also in a wheelchair after a fall from a horse 25 years ago in his stock-droving days left him quadriplegic.

Richard Maurovic, 50, lives in a converted milk bar in Adelaide with his partner, Toni Radway, and he’s passionate about food. He occasionally enlists a motley band of neighbours and carers to help with delicate food preparation. The rest he does himself, using tools and techniques he has created to make up for the weakness in his arms.

He’s writing another food book with the working title Secrets From the Slaughterhouse: The Truth Behind the Meat You Eat – and, in case you’re wondering, he’s not a vegetarian.

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