Margaret Fulton dies aged 94
Margaret Fulton, the woman heralded with shaping the early Australian food scene, has died at the age of 94.
Her granddaughter, Kate Gibbs, told delicious that her family was today mourning the loss of Ms Fulton.
In a statement to the publication, Ms Gibbs described her as a "treasured mother, grandmother and great-grandmother".
"They will release a statement in due course. Respect for their privacy at this time would be greatly appreciated," she said.
Ms Fulton was born in Scotland in 1924 and moved to Australia when she was three years old.
She is credited with shaping the food landscape of Australia as her time as a cooking "guru", writer, journalist, author and commentator.
She published a significant number of cookbooks and was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for her contributions to food writing and cookery.
Margaret Fulton appeared on Season 1 of #MasterChefAU in 2009, in a couple of late season episodes including the Grand Final.— Mr TV Australia (@MrTVAus) July 24, 2019
I remember Sarah Wilson (host) saying "I cooked Margaret Fulton, my mum cooked Margaret Fulton..." & Hughesy made a joke on #TheProjectTV.#LEGEND pic.twitter.com/4q06xalZhg
Margaret Fulton wasn’t just a great cook, she was a member of the community. Many years ago we asked for a donation to our primary school fete, instead we got a book launch, a pikelet competition judge and a huge boost. Generous & gracious. Thanks for the memory @RLBraithwaite pic.twitter.com/PrChGEVmjn— Chessie (@chessiers) July 24, 2019
Bless you Margaret Fulton, may you rest in peace— 💜Purrrplegrrrl💜 (@purrrplegrrrl) July 24, 2019
So sad to hear of the passing of Margaret Fulton. A real pioneer of food in Australia. Her cookbooks are some of my go tos. RIP. 😢— Celine Marston (@chky_cel) July 24, 2019