This episode is going to air on Tuesday 2 October at 8pm. Here’s a preview of the episode:
On her arrival in Kinglake, the Victorian town that was almost wiped off the face off the earth during the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires, Poh’s first port of call is to meet some of the locals who run Mate2Plate.
Set up immediately after the bushfires the unsung heroes of Mate2Plate cooked and are still cooking meals for the survivors.
Poh meets Darcy, one of Mate2Plate’s teenage cooks, and learns of his story of survival before heading out on the meal drop.
Everybody in Kinglake knows Lesley Bebbington and Poh pops into hear her incredible story. Lesley has made it her post bushfire mission to heal a generation of kids whose lives changed forever on Black Saturday.
After the fires, Lesley started a small youth club in Kinglake in a temporary building. Now she has 100 kids on her books. She is also a day away from the grand opening of the town’s new youth centre and its $100,000 dollar kitchen. Lesley invites Poh to help the kids christen the new kitchen.
It’s the perfect place for Poh to base herself to meet the community and listen to their incredible stories of loss and survival. Poh is determined to do her bit to put smiles on faces and being someone who loves a cooking test she has a plan to get the community cooking.
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