From the Maitland Mercury report:
He’s a household name on British television, but celebrity chef John Torode has no doubt his early upbringing in Maitland played a crucial role in shaping his lifelong love of food. RICK ALLEN spoke with him.
John Torode is posing for the camera when a big blowfly lands on his wine glass.
“A bit of true blue Australia for you,” says Max, our photographer.
“I know, I’m local,” Torode says in his clipped English accent.
And so he is. It’s a little known fact that Torode, one of British television’s best known faces, grew up in Maitland.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Feb. 25, 2016.