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January 13, 2013

Good Chef Bad Chef 5 (2013)

Filed under: Miscellaneous & TV Shows — SeaDragon @ 12:00 am

Good Chef Bad Chef 5

The new series of Good Chef Bad Chef will begin on Monday, January 14, 2013, on TEN at 3:30pm. It will also bring with it a new co-host, Zoe Bingley-Pullin, who is replacing Janella Purcell.

Episode 1, Monday, January 14, 2013:
Coconut Pina Colada Cake (Adrian Richardson)
Coconut, Banana & Lime Cake (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Carrot, Sweetcorn, Coconut & Lemongrass Soup (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 2, Tuesday, January 15, 2013:
Spicy Salami, Silverbeet & Feta Gozleme (Adrian Richardson)
Cumin Chicken Thighs with Spicy Pistachio Quinoa (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Almond & Rosewater Milk Pudding (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Rice Milk Pudding (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 3, Wednesday, January 16, 2013:
Mango Curd & Coconut Panna Cotta (Adrian Richardson)
Pork, Ginger & Cabbage Pot Stickers (Adrian Richardson)
Prawn & Snow Pea Dumplings with Chilli Dipping Sauce (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Refreshing Avocado and Pineapple Frappe (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 4, Thursday, January 17, 2013:
Roasted Grape, Goat Cheese & Honey Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (Adrian Richardson)
Kipfler Potato Salad with Egg & Pesto (Adrian Richardson)
Curried Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Guilt Free Mashed Potatoes (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 5, Friday, January 18, 2013:
Negima Yakitori (Adrian Richardson)
Shell Pasta with Chorizo & Broccoli (Adrian Richardson)
BBQ Pork Vindaloo (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
BBQ Five Spice Turkey Wrapped in Banana Leaves (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 6, Monday, January 21, 2013:
Kimchi Quesadillas (Adrian Richardson)
Bibimbap – Mixed Rice with Beef & Vegetables (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Japchae – Stir Fried Noodles with Tofu (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Avocado Pesto (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 7, Tuesday, January 22, 2013:
Black Forest Trifle with Mascarpone Cream (Adrian Richardson)
Apple & Raspberry Clafoutis (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Raspberry & Rosewater Jelly with Strawberry Coulis (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Spicy Strawberry Yoghurt Treat (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 8, Wednesday, January 23, 2013:
Adrian’s Porridge (Adrian Richardson)
Bacon & Corn Griddle Cakes (Adrian Richardson)
Baked Eggs with Avocado, Corn and Feta (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Quinoa, Fig and Agave Porridge (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 9, Thursday, January 24, 2013:
Baked Sweet Potato Chips (Adrian Richardson)
Bacon and Cashew Caramel Popcorn (Adrian Richardson)
Creamy Trivelle Pasta with Mushrooms & Spinach (Adrian Richardson)
Rosemary and Sea Salt Baked Potato Chips (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Puffed Quinoa and Strawberry Treats (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 10, Friday, January 25, 2013:
Sesame Chicken Wonton Cups (Adrian Richardson)
Green Jalapeno Chicken Wings (Adrian Richardson)
Fillo Shards with Ice Cream (Adrian Richardson)
Spicy Prawn & Avocado Toast (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Marinated Tofu, Feta and Cherry Tomato Skewers (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 11, Monday, January 28, 2013:
Turkey & Mango Pie (Adrian Richardson)
Coriander Fish with Mango Salsa (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Indian Mango and Cashew Yoghurt Lassi (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 12, Tuesday, January 29, 2013:
Nutella Calzone (Adrian Richardson)
Flathead & Prawn Chilli Linguini (Adrian Richardson)
Amaranth Apple Bread (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Yoghurt, Walnut and Banana Bread (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 13, Wednesday, January 30, 2013:
Cambodian Rice Noodle Salad with Pork & Prawns (Adrian Richardson)
Singapore Fried Noodles (Adrian Richardson)
Asian Chicken Noodle Salad (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 14, Thursday, January 31, 2013:
Chocolate & Marshmallow Clouds (Adrian Richardson)
Homemade Oreo Cookies (Adrian Richardson)
Carob and Cashew Butter Cookie (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Chocolate Fruit Raw Cookie (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 15, Friday, February 1, 2013:
Persian Sweet & Sour Fish (Adrian Richardson)
Bacon Wrapped Salmon & Thyme (Adrian Richardson)
Watermelon Soda (Adrian Richardson)
Ginger & Agave Squid (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Fruity Bircher Muesli with Almond Milk (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 16, Monday, February 4, 2013: Not aired due to live telecast of Super Bowl
One Pot Spaghetti on Toast (Adrian Richardson)
Doughnut, Bacon & Egg Sandwich (Adrian Richardson)
Spicy Baked Beans with Feta Cheese (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
SLAT (Smoked Salmon, Lettuce, Avocado and Tomato) (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 17, Tuesday, February 5, 2013:
Hot & Sour Pork Salad (Adrian Richardson)
Zoe’s Citrus Marinated Salmon with a Quinoa Salad (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Fig, Goat’s Cheese and Walnut Salad (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 18, Wednesday, February 6, 2013:
Mango and Bacon Gouda Grilled Cheese Slider Bagel (Adrian Richardson)
Lobster Roll with Avocado & Chive Mayonnaise (Adrian Richardson)
Raw Salad Wraps with Sweet Agave and Avocado Dressing (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Cumin Chicken Breast with Corn & Tomato Salsa Sandwich (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 19, Thursday, February 7, 2013:
Adrian’s Fried Rice (Adrian Richardson)
Asian Stir-Fry with Tuna (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Stir-Fry Beef with Vegetables & Raw Cashews (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Raw Berry Porridge (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 20, Friday, February 8, 2013:
Cheesy Eggplant Bake (Adrian Richardson)
Stuffed Tofu Eggplant (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Eggplant, Basil, Tomato & Goat’s Cheese Stack (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Berry, Honey & Mint Smoothie (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 21, Monday, February 11, 2013:
Chicken Baked in Milk (Adrian Richardson)
Pasta Carbonara (Adrian Richardson)
Lactose-free Chicken Boscaiola Sauce (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 22, Tuesday, February 12, 2013:
Baked Salted Cod with Cream (Adrian Richardson)
Portuguese Pudding (Adrian Richardson)
Portuguese Tomato Bread with Rustic Green Olive Tapenade (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 23, Wednesday, February 13, 2013:
Espresso Chocolate Walnut Brownie (Adrian Richardson)
Walnut Shortbread Biscuits (Adrian Richardson)
Fennel, Blood Orange, Walnut and Pomegranate Salad (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Chocolate Coconut Silk Smoothie (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 24, Thursday, February 14, 2013:
Sri Lankan Style Chicken Curry (Adrian Richardson)
Spinach, Cottage Cheese and Pumpkin Curry (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Curried Mushrooms (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 25, Friday, February 15, 2013:
Lamb Chops with Chimichurri Dipping Sauce (Adrian Richardson)
Spicy Dry Rub (Adrian Richardson)
BBQ Eggplant with Tomato, Feta & Mint Salad (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Lemon Chicken Burger with Zest Yoghurt Mayo (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 26, Monday, February 18, 2013:
Fillo Baked Flake (Adrian Richardson)
Onion Rings (Adrian Richardson)
Baked Lamb Chiko Roll (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Potato and Cottage Cheese Cakes (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 27, Tuesday, February 19, 2013:
Chicken & Crispy Bacon Potato Salad (Adrian Richardson)
Prawn & Mango Salad with Avocado & Lime (Adrian Richardson)
Mango Smoothie (Adrian Richardson)
Salmon with Roasted Beetroot & Apple Salad (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 28, Wednesday, February 20, 2013:
Fillo Galaktoboureko (Adrian Richardson)
Tyropita with Kataifi, Feta, Halloumi & Kasseri (Adrian Richardson)
Healthy Beef and Vegetable Moussaka (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 29, Thursday, February 21, 2013:
Pecan & Thyme Chicken Schnitzel (Adrian Richardson)
Persian Duck with Walnuts (Adrian Richardson)
Thai Pasta Salad with Spicy Cashew Dressing (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Roasted Walnuts with Maple Syrup & Cinnamon (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 30, Friday, February 22, 2013:
Smoked BBQ Chicken (Adrian Richardson)
Vietnamese Prawn & Egg Omelette (Adrian Richardson)
Smoked Spicy and Sweet Salmon (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Mixed Nuts and Banana Muffin (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Nut & Date Smoothie (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 31, Monday, February 25, 2013:
Anzac Biscuits (Adrian Richardson)
Scottish Meat Loaf (Adrian Richardson)
Oat, Fruit & agave Clusters (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Rice Milk Pudding (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Asian Salmon Dip (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 32, Tuesday, February 26, 2013:
Capirotada (Mexican Bread Pudding) (Adrian Richardson)
Chile Verde (Adrian Richardson)
Quinoa, Avocado and Tomato Salsa with Garlic Mountain Bread Chips (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 33, Wednesday, February 27, 2013:
Salami Pizza Pie (Adrian Richardson)
Mozzarella, Tomato & Basil Stuffed Crust Pizza (Adrian Richardson)
Wholemeal Pizza with Spinach, Tomato & Goats Cheese (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 34, Thursday, February 28, 2013:
Dutch Mango Pancake (Adrian Richardson)
Buttermilk Blueberry and Blackberry Pancakes (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Sweet Potato Fritters with Avocado Salsa (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Smoked Trout and Lemon Zest Spelt Pasta (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 35, Friday, March 1, 2013:
Grilled Duck Breast Marinated in Beetroot (Adrian Richardson)
Freekeh Salad with Roasted Beetroot (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Raw Apple and Beetroot Salad with Goats Cheese (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Chocolate Mousse (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 36, Monday, March 4, 2013:
Gazpacho with Prawn and Avocado Salsa (Adrian Richardson)
French Onion Cider Soup with herby Cheese Toasties (Adrian Richardson)
Healthy Spicy Prawn and Avocado Soup (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 37, Tuesday, March 5, 2013:
Gluten Free Fish Pie (Adrian Richardson)
Stewed Rhubarb with Avocado Cream (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Chicken Meatballs with Gluten-Free Pasta and Healthy Tomato Sauce (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Agave & Tofu Dressing (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 38, Wednesday, March 6, 2013:
French Doughnuts (Adrian Richardson)
Mushroom, Potato and Bacon Frittata (Adrian Richardson)
Banana Breakfast Bars (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 39, Thursday, March 7, 2013:
Persian Sweet & Sour Stuffed Quail (Adrian Richardson)
Chermoula Chicken and Quinoa (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Moroccan Marinated Chickpeas (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Soy and Mango Ice Blocks (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 40, Friday, March 8, 2013:
Kangaroo Salad with Beetroot & Spinach (Adrian Richardson)
BBQ Kangaroo & Quinoa Risotto (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Lemon Myrtle Roast Chicken with Bush Tomato Stuffing (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 41, Monday, March 11, 2013:
Coq au Vin (Adrian Richardson)
French Prawn Stew with Yoghurt Rouille (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Quick Tomato Pasta Sauce with Pasta (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 42, Tuesday, March 12, 2013:
Spaghetti Marinara (Adrian Richardson)
Spinach & Tomato Risoni Soup (Adrian Richardson)
Crab, Lime and Chilli Angel Hair Pasta (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 43, Wednesday, March 13, 2013:
Double Chocolate & Orange Brownie with Cream Cheese Frosting (Adrian Richardson)
Healthier Chocolate Lava Cake with Strawberry Puree and Roasted Nuts (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Cocoa and Inca Berry Brownies (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Apple, Mint & Ginger Juice (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 44, Thursday, March 14, 2013:
Chicken Cordon Bleu (Adrian Richardson)
Leek & Gruyere Tart (Adrian Richardson)
Avocado & Goats Cheese Dip (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 45, Friday, March 15, 2013:
Slow Cooked Beef Ribs with Baked Potatoes (Adrian Richardson)
Linguine with Sardines & Breadcrumbs (Adrian Richardson)
Lamb Back Strap with African Millet Salad (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 46, Monday, March 18, 2013:
Mussels Steamed with Beer, Garlic & Bacon (Adrian Richardson)
Red Spanner Crab Curry with Coconut & Ginger Infused Pipis (Adrian Richardson)
Spring Bouillabaisse (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Roasted Broccoli and Garlic with Cannellini Bean Dip (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 47, Tuesday, March 19, 2013:
Empanadas with Chicken and Cheese (Adrian Richardson)
Fennel & Herb Fillo Pastries (Adrian Richardson)
Mountain Bread Beef Empanadas (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 48, Wednesday, March 20, 2013:
Baked Lemon Cheesecake (Adrian Richardson)
Strawberry & Honey Clafouti (Adrian Richardson)
A Deconstructed Raw Cashew & lime Cheesecake (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 49, Thursday, March 21, 2013: Not aired due to last minute programming schedule changes
Cannelloni Stuffed with meat & Ricotta Cheese (Adrian Richardson)
Tuna & Herb Pasta Bake (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Grilled Haloumi Cheese, Tomato and Basil Mountain Bread Sandwich (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 50, Friday, March 22, 2013:
BBQ Prawns Wrapped in Seaweed (Adrian Richardson)
Apple Strudel (Adrian Richardson)
BBQ Baked Barramundi Parcels with Tomato and Basil (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 51, Monday, March 25, 2013:
Spare Rib Congee (Adrian Richardson)
Wild Rice, Millet and Almonds Pilaf (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Italian Rice & Nut Cake (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 52, Tuesday, March 26, 2013:
Prawns Cooked in Spices and Yoghurt (Adrian Richardson)
Sesame Crusted Kingfish with Lentil Salad (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Salmon & Green Bean Salad with Tahini Dressing (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 53, Wednesday, March 27, 2013:
Bacon Cinnamon Rolls (Adrian Richardson)
Pot Baked Bread (Adrian Richardson)
Pumpkin and Spice Muffins (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Green Juice (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 54, Thursday, March 28, 2013:
Roasted Butterflied Lamb with Honey & Rosemary (Adrian Richardson)
Honey, Ginger and Sesame Prawns (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Honey, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Lemon Cake with Vanilla Yoghurt (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Tropical Fruit Yoghurt Ice-blocks (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 55, Friday, March 29, 2013:
Babi Guling (Balinese Roast Pork) (Adrian Richardson)
Balinese Chicken Satay (Adrian Richardson)
Pepes Ikan (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 56, Monday, April 1, 2013:
T-Bone Steak with Béarnaise Sauce & Fries (Adrian Richardson)
Eye Fillet with Walnut & Rosemary Quinoa (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Coriander Thai Pesto with Leftover Beef & Salad (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
(Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 57, Tuesday, April 2, 2013:
Lamingtons (Adrian Richardson)
Cheese Mini Muffins (Adrian Richardson)
Almond Wholemeal Biscuits with Strawberry & Apple Agave Jam (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Curried Egg and Avocado Finger Sandwiches (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 58, Wednesday, April 3, 2013:
Thai Chicken Salad with Spring Onion Omelette (Adrian Richardson)
Balsamic Roast Beef Sandwich (Adrian Richardson)
Mojito Marinade (Adrian Richardson)
Leftover BBQ Chicken with Mushroom & Quinoa Pasta (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Leftover Fruit Salad & Yoghurt Smoothie (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 59, Thursday, April 4, 2013:
Buta No Kakuni (Japanese Braised Pork Belly) (Adrian Richardson)
Kale in Satay Sauce (Adrian Richardson)
Miso Baked Salmon (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Agedashi Tofu (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 60, Friday, April 5, 2013:
Tuna Caesar Salad (Adrian Richardson)
Mushroom & Bacon Penne (Adrian Richardson)
Raw Salad with Tuna & Sweet Agave & Avocado Dressing (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Grilled Tuna with Ligurian Olives & Basil Tapenade (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 61, Monday, April 8, 2013:
Duck Cassoulet with Cannellini Braise (Adrian Richardson)
Apple Tarte Tatin (Adrian Richardson)
Kaffir Lime Leaf & Mint Punch (Adrian Richardson)
Cottage Pie with Kumara & Lentil Mash (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 62, Tuesday, April 9, 2013:
North African Couscous Soup (Adrian Richardson)
Mountain Bread Fattoush Salad (Adrian Richardson)
Mediterranean Lamb Burgers (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 63, Wednesday, April 10, 2013:
Sri Lankan Fish & Lentil Curry (Adrian Richardson)
Kashmiri Red Kidney Beans (Adrian Richardson)
Freekeh & Quinoa Tabbouleh with Roasted Cauliflower (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Episode 64, Thursday, April 11, 2013:
Beer & Cheese Soup (Adrian Richardson)
Clam & Sweet Corn Chowder (Adrian Richardson)
Spicy Turkey, Quinoa and Vegetable Soup (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
BBQ Chermoula Veal Cutlets (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Friday, April 12, 2013
No new episode to be aired due to programming schedule changes
Monday, April 15, 2013
No new episode to be aired due to programming schedule changes

Episode 65, Tuesday, April 16, 2013: (Final episode for Series 5)
Garlic & Chilli Prawns with Char Grilled Sourdough Bread (Adrian Richardson)
Tiramisu (Adrian Richardson)
Whole Roasted Salmon Stuffed with Herbs & Fennel (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)
Maple Syrup Custard with Berry & Almond Salad (Zoe Bingley-Pullin)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Episode 16 (see above)

Thursday, April 18, 2013
Episode 49 (see above)

Friday April 19 will be repeat at the afternoon timeslot of 3:30pm until the new series of Everyday Gourmet returns on Monday, April 22 to take up that timeslot.



  1. What happened to janella purcell I really liked her

    Comment by Nicole — January 15, 2013 @ 5:40 pm | Reply

    • Probably needs a rest after doing 4 series of the show, LOL… There are just so many recipes you can show, after that it is more and more tweaking of the same recipes… Gary left after 2 series, so she has done twice as many as Gary…

      Comment by SeaDragon — January 15, 2013 @ 7:21 pm | Reply

    • She was bullied. People (or atleast one woman in particular) sent her hate emails, it made her draw a line in the sand and quit. Sad. I love janella. The show is a but awkward now I think.

      Comment by Kristy Crain — April 13, 2013 @ 8:14 am | Reply

    • I have stopped watching good chef bad chef since Janella left -Zoe hopeless – May know cooking but booooooring ! No personality…

      Comment by Ken — March 10, 2014 @ 6:36 pm | Reply

      • I don’t really care but reckon she is there because a friend of Hugh Jackman. It is not what you know but who you know.

        Comment by Rebecca Rankmore — March 10, 2014 @ 7:01 pm | Reply

      • I have to agree Zoe is just boring. She is probably a lovely person but I cant enjoy the show anymore with her on it. She is like an old school Mum they way she presents. I did enjoy Janella much, much more. She was real. Zoe seems to try to hard I think.

        Comment by Aussie Ron — March 11, 2014 @ 7:38 am | Reply

      • I also loved Janella. We are still watching Janella here in Turkey but I will never watch this show again once she has gone.

        Veronica C. Hill

        Comment by Veronica Crabtree Hill — April 9, 2014 @ 8:23 pm | Reply

  2. Hi guys, wondering what happened to Janella loved her style, I Lso like Zoe style two very different . Great recipes keep up the good work.

    Comment by Pam Baars — January 16, 2013 @ 2:46 pm | Reply

  3. glad to see Janella has gone i couldnt stand her i thought she was a complete pain

    Comment by John Ellison — January 17, 2013 @ 2:48 pm | Reply

    • Quirky, funny, informative, a real personality that complimented Adrians dry sense of humour….yeah mate, she was terrible!

      Comment by Brandon — January 20, 2013 @ 8:38 am | Reply

    • She didnt like you either and no one else does probably. She was great I thought

      Comment by Aussie Ron — January 21, 2013 @ 3:55 pm | Reply

      • Well said

        Comment by Greg — February 5, 2013 @ 11:59 am | Reply

    • Hi John………your an idiot

      Comment by Lee — September 17, 2013 @ 2:33 pm | Reply

      • It’s a Mexican standoff – you either love Janella or hate her.

        Comment by Bec — September 17, 2013 @ 7:52 pm | Reply

  4. Please come back Janella both my wife and I really enjoyed you in the show with Adrian, you two made the show!

    Comment by Brian Teasel and Vicky Teasel — January 18, 2013 @ 7:50 am | Reply

  5. I miss Janella, the chemistry just isn’t the same. Zoe is really awkward.

    Comment by Connie — January 18, 2013 @ 8:47 am | Reply

    • I have to agree, but they needed to please their sponsors, sadly.

      Comment by Aussie Ron — January 21, 2013 @ 3:57 pm | Reply

  6. I miss Janella as well but I also like Zoe she just needs to find her spot it will come, it must be difficult, taking over from someone like Janella, give her a chance.

    Comment by Pam Baars — January 18, 2013 @ 12:40 pm | Reply

  7. Zoe – great choice – natural, works well with Adrian. I’ve started watching again without cringeing.

    Comment by Lyn T — January 18, 2013 @ 2:59 pm | Reply

  8. Can someone tell me where is Janella. Why has she been replaced in the show by Zoe? Whats going on?

    Comment by elizabeth irvine — January 18, 2013 @ 3:07 pm | Reply

    • I was wondering exactly the same thing, elizabeth and I also agree with Connie (Q.5) that the chemistry is just not the same.

      Comment by Debbie — January 18, 2013 @ 5:53 pm | Reply

  9. The show is not worth watching without Janella, Adrain and Janella were perfect together!

    Comment by trish — January 19, 2013 @ 2:34 am | Reply

    • God your a hard lot to please its early days.Wheres that so called Aussie spirit of giving someone a fair go,obviously Janellas busy schedule she needed time for her other interests I suspect.

      Comment by Pam Baars — January 19, 2013 @ 5:12 pm | Reply

    • I agree. Some say Janella was tough on Adrian. She has a dry sense of humour which worked well with his humour.

      Comment by Lee — September 17, 2013 @ 2:37 pm | Reply

  10. I still watch the show, Richo is great. Zoe is fine sorta, she does seem to be a yes person & not challenge Richo like Janella did. I would like to see Janella start her own series like “Real Good Chef”or something of a similar nature.

    Comment by Aussie Ron — January 21, 2013 @ 4:02 pm | Reply

    • I also miss Janella, Zoe is ok but Janella was better

      Comment by — January 22, 2013 @ 3:09 pm | Reply

  11. Time for a change in chefs what a great idea. Janella got her message across but she was a unusual…..sometimes nice then change in the blink of an eye and be narky. Too difficult to watch so I stopped, might start again with Zoe.

    Comment by Bec — January 22, 2013 @ 3:05 pm | Reply

    • Yeh I’m with you Bec enough with all that do good food man I’m with Richo and some real food all them seeds you could grow bloody feathers ! Zoe will fit in he’ll knock her into shape I think Richo’s a scream.
      Kitchen bitch Wal.

      Comment by Wallyg — March 28, 2013 @ 8:19 pm | Reply

  12. give Zoe a chance she has only done 10 shows, i have watched zoe on other shows doing cooking, what were you like when you started a new job

    Comment by terry calderwood — January 24, 2013 @ 8:05 am | Reply

    • My goodness TEN shows. If she has not ‘settled’ in by now, she nrver will. Bugger the sponsers, it is supposed to be what the Viewers want.


      Comment by Veronica Crabtree Hill — April 9, 2014 @ 8:31 pm | Reply

  13. still waiting to hear what happened to Janella. Much more personable than Zoe. I don’t care how many shows Zoe has ‘only’ donel; she behaves as though she is much more superior than Adrian. Janella had a much greater sense of humour

    Comment by Robyn Dann — January 24, 2013 @ 7:09 pm | Reply

    • Robyn – you have to be kidding. Janella was the quintessential smart-arse – but wait – is that what you need to be to succeed on tele?

      Comment by Lyn T — January 24, 2013 @ 8:12 pm | Reply

      • Seems like it is a competition of who can upstage who and the winner gets the show lol!

        Comment by Bec — January 24, 2013 @ 8:26 pm | Reply

      • Janella was not a smart arse, she was great, she challenged Adrian’s love of over indulgence, get your facts right

        Comment by Zane — February 3, 2013 @ 10:26 pm | Reply

      • It’s called a dry sense of humour love!

        Comment by Lee — September 17, 2013 @ 2:38 pm | Reply

      • Nice Lyn…. And you know her personally????

        Comment by Lee — September 17, 2013 @ 2:48 pm | Reply

    • Your hard to please people, at the moment we have the best of both worlds, Janella in the morning and Zoe in the afternoon. So people stop complaining don’t like Zoe don’t watch. Just watch the morning repeat.

      Comment by Pam Baars — January 25, 2013 @ 6:49 am | Reply

  14. I do miss Janella but all good things must come to an end, lets give Zoe a chance. I tape both shows so I get the best of both worlds. Janella and Adrian had been together a long time and of course Zoe’s sense of humour is very different to Janella’s but am sure that she will settle in well.

    Comment by Margaret Brooke — January 25, 2013 @ 7:59 am | Reply

  15. I really like this Zoe girl. I find her believeable as “good chef”. She looks fit and healthy. It was a little hard to be taking healthy cooking advice from Janella when she looked like she’d indulged in one too many of Adrian’s recipies.

    Comment by Sarah — January 25, 2013 @ 10:34 am | Reply

    • Please read this blog post written by Janella earlier this year. Maybe that’s why she decided to take a break from doing the show.

      Comment by SeaDragon — January 25, 2013 @ 12:05 pm | Reply

      • Yes I read that and most likely very valid but TV viewers aren’t interested in that, they are only interested in what they see. If TV people want viewers to be more understanding then TV is not the correct forum. It is a knack to be liked and some have it or they have great publicists! By the way, it beats me how those chefs stay slim with all that fat they use and not to mention salt.

        Comment by Bec — January 25, 2013 @ 12:55 pm | Reply

      • Thanks for posting the blog link. The people posting hateful comments about Janella’s weight need a reminder that she’s more than just an image on the screen. There are a myriad of factors that affect and shape an individual’s life. Making narrow minded judgements and derisive comments about other people is truly a sad reflection of themself.

        Comment by Louise So — March 27, 2013 @ 4:08 pm | Reply

    • What a horrible statement, your saying Janella was unfit, that is the most ridiculous statement I have heard,there was absolutely nothing wrong with Janella she was healthy. So Sarah should we all be like a stick, and then we are considered healthy, well shame on you. Leave Janella alone.

      Comment by Pam Baars — January 29, 2013 @ 6:08 pm | Reply

    • Before you make such rash statements about Janella, maybe you should do some research. I feel sorry for narrow, small minded people like you. Janella is a good person & is not perfect. I guess you think you are though. Sad little person.

      Comment by Aussie Ron — February 2, 2013 @ 9:25 am | Reply

      • instead of calling people names, like sad little person, why not actually read what was written. it was said that she looked as though she had overindulged…..NOT that she had. i personally was not concerned about how she looked, but her insistence on putting down everything that was said by her joint chef……she would not be flexible in the least and was always critical of what he would serve. Zoe on the other hand is more flexible and easier to listen to, she acknowledges that although she is not fond of all he cooks, everyone likes variety!!!! so stop the name calling and remember that no one is perfect………..

        Comment by Shivvy — February 2, 2013 @ 12:07 pm | Reply

        • Like I said, do some research as to why Janella “Looked like she indulged in too many of Adrians recipes”, not overindulged OMG another expert!

          Comment by Aussie Ron — February 2, 2013 @ 12:39 pm | Reply

          • i get the distinct impression that you have a huge chip on your shoulder…..OMG another expert…well you know what they say about experts…an ex is a hasbeen and a spurt is a drip under pressure…..perhaps you should look in the mirror……

            Comment by Shivvy — February 2, 2013 @ 1:06 pm | Reply

            • Oh dear, nothing original? I guess I was correct then, thanks for endorsing that!

              Comment by Aussie Ron — February 2, 2013 @ 4:09 pm | Reply

    • I couldn’t agree more all them seed didn’t seem to work may as well eat som decent tucker.

      Comment by Wallyg — March 28, 2013 @ 8:26 pm | Reply

  16. can someone please point out to the chefs that you cannot reduce something up……so it is unnecessary, not to mention annoying to hear them say they are going to reduce something down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! other than that it is a great show, at least Zoe doesn’t constantly put Adrian down and they seem to work well together whilst still holding their own points of view re: healthy food or not!!!

    Comment by Shivvy — January 28, 2013 @ 3:15 pm | Reply

  17. Why has Janella gone? It was such a successful show as it was. No need to change anything! Janella will be missed by many. Brought so much to the show. I wish Janella all the best for the future.

    Comment by Joanne — January 28, 2013 @ 5:26 pm | Reply

    • Why has Janella left the show???

      Comment by Margaret Brooke — January 28, 2013 @ 10:09 pm | Reply

  18. Janella was my inspiration when I was recovering from major treatment for ovarian cancer.
    My pantry and my cooking are now ” Janella “style.
    It is now two years since this life changing challenge/nightmare happened to me.
    I miss you Janella and hope to see you on my screen again.

    Comment by Susan Tindal — January 28, 2013 @ 6:44 pm | Reply

  19. I’m now finding it a very entertaining show to watch, without the uncomfortable barbs, and Zoe is a change for the better. Move on – Janella’s reason for leaving was hopefully her own and therefore her own business.

    Comment by Lyn T — January 29, 2013 @ 8:10 am | Reply

    • Well said!

      Comment by Shivvy — January 29, 2013 @ 7:33 pm | Reply

  20. can anyone give me the recipe for the dip that aired on tv today with Janelle. It had pumpkin, chickpeas & tahini with crisp mountain bread. I can’t find it on the website.

    Comment by Merle Garden — February 1, 2013 @ 12:30 pm | Reply

    • For Janella’s recipes, please look under Good Chef Bad Chef 3, or Good Chef Bad Chef 4 in this blog for her recipes. I think what you are after is Pumpkin Humus from Good Chef Bad Chef 3.

      Comment by SeaDragon — February 1, 2013 @ 4:42 pm | Reply

  21. Calm down, everyone! No personal attacks on my blog please. If you want to criticize the show, you are welcome to, but keep them nice please. Thanks.

    Comment by SeaDragon — February 2, 2013 @ 4:09 pm | Reply

    • Very interesting why the show is so divisive. There was a US version of GCBC and it was styled more like Zoe/Richo. Janella seems to bring out strong emotions in people. Seems to bring out combativeness and Aussies like like that type of format. Seriously though people you should not get all upset about Janella and her reasons for not/being on the show it is her business and we will never know the reason why.

      Comment by Bec — February 2, 2013 @ 6:24 pm | Reply

  22. What happened to Janella? She was great with Adrian.The show is boring without her.

    Comment by ange — February 7, 2013 @ 9:48 pm | Reply

  23. I miss janella she was hot now she is gone I change the channel sorry Adrian I like you but

    Comment by Jim — February 8, 2013 @ 3:11 pm | Reply

  24. so glad janella is gone!

    Comment by cassidy — February 12, 2013 @ 9:00 am | Reply

    • TV shows are for personalities and Janella really knew her stuff, what was good for you and why. She probably had her life to get on with but people usually stay when appreciated, what happened channel 10?
      Adrian is lovely but I don’t watch the show anymore since Janella left. I think Adrian may have stood a better chance on his own with a program name change.

      Comment by Lisa — February 13, 2013 @ 4:43 pm | Reply

  25. I love zoe and Adrian, they are very complementary. I love how Zoe enjoys eating Adrians cooking and isn’t scared to eat some meat 🙂

    Comment by Maree — February 15, 2013 @ 8:33 pm | Reply

  26. Dislike both Janella and the new Zoe. It should just be called “Good Chef” and be hosted by Richo only. Janella was patronising with her constant comments about Richo’s food being “Bad” and the new co-host Zoe acts like she’s so great because she eats healthy. This show is lame.

    Comment by Sheridan — February 16, 2013 @ 9:50 am | Reply

  27. I don’t care who the female host sharing is, I LOVE Richo, great fun to watch, and I don’t cook!

    Comment by capples — February 16, 2013 @ 11:24 am | Reply

  28. loved the show with Janella and Adrian, very boring now. Sad that all things have an expiry date. Will continue to enjoy the repeats.

    Comment by Maree — February 16, 2013 @ 4:35 pm | Reply

    • Janella always seemed really condescending and snippy- most people I know would often comment about her attitude so it really interesting to read some people actually liked her. I assumed they must have sacked her because they got loads of complaints about her passive aggressive style

      Comment by Jodie — February 18, 2013 @ 3:05 pm | Reply

  29. I enjoyed Janella despite her superior demeanour. She and Richo had serious chemistry, such dynanism providing a show greater than it’s parts. Zoe is flat as a tack, so all we are now getting is just another show with two chefs cooking two styles – whoopy-do! I will continue to watch in case a familiarity between the chefs grows to the point where I no longer feel ill at ease by Zoe’s awkward, lacklustre approach. Richo is effervescent regardless. What a passionate sweetheart. And that’s what is now missing – Janella’s fervent passion. The show should now be called Great Personality, Flat personality !

    Comment by littlemurders — February 19, 2013 @ 4:05 pm | Reply

    • Janella was definitely her own person & she offered variety to the show that was great. I liked her very much & believe the show was great with her & Richo as a team. Unfortunately the all mighty dollar came into it & she was not satisfying the sponsors requests. Its a shame, but I guess thats reality, sadly.
      Im sure Zoe is a nice person & I still like watching GCBC, but it just not as good as it was in my opinion. It is hard to please all the people all the time, actually impossible I think.Lets all support Zoe in this show & Janella with what she is doing & be happy. Cheers.

      Comment by Aussie Ron — February 19, 2013 @ 9:59 pm | Reply

  30. I liked Janella’s style on the show, and I miss her. Yes, she could be cheeky and scolding, but I always found that it was done in a cheerful and non-condescending manner. The interaction between the two chefs was great fun to watch, never disrespectful and always with a good amount of humor. I learned a lot from both. I will definitely keep up with Janella via her website.

    Comment by Sandy in Syd (@equivag) — February 20, 2013 @ 9:44 am | Reply


    Comment by gage — February 21, 2013 @ 11:00 am | Reply


    Comment by misty — February 21, 2013 @ 11:05 am | Reply

  33. i love watching the show – i have some comments: ADRIAN do you mind tidying up your hair and stop licking your fingers in tasting the food? Use a tblspoon or teaspoon to be more hygienic. this is a public segment if is disgusting to watch – licking, and touching back on to the food, and scratch your hair. hmmm. for cooking segments – PLEASE MAKE A CODE TO MAKE THE CHEFS LOOK TIDY ESPECIALLY ABOUT THEIR HAIR HANGING DOWN ON THEIR FACES, A TINY HAIR WILL GO TO THE FOOD THAT WE ALWAYS SHOULD BE AWARE OF. WEAR A HEAD BAND – MANY CHEAP BANDS OUTSIDE. . . AND NO LICKING OF FINGERS PLEASE !

    Comment by misty — February 21, 2013 @ 11:09 am | Reply

    • No TV Chef wears a hat or has tidy hair….they all look unkempt and sloppy to me. So glad not eating their food! Maybe they should start a show called Clean Chef Dirty Chef LOL

      Comment by Bec — February 21, 2013 @ 12:06 pm | Reply

  34. I miss Janella. I enjoy watching Adrian and Zoe, but I am sadly a creature of habit and wish it was Adrian and Janella. I have read Janella’s blog and I think it is sad that so many have commented on her weight. I know of many vegetarians/vegans/healthy eaters who are not a ‘perfect size 10’ but they are healthier and fitter than anyone I know. I believe many of the negative comments are from people who have very limited empathy and perhaps these people haven’t had the opportunity to have a friendship where it is ok to disagree. I hope Janella finds the happiness she is after and I cannot wait to buy her cook books and perhaps see her again (maybe on her own cooking show)

    Comment by Sarah — February 23, 2013 @ 1:30 pm | Reply

    • Hear hear Sarah.

      Comment by Pam Baars — February 24, 2013 @ 9:02 am | Reply

  35. What a breath of fresh air is Zoe and her recipes are great. Had to stop watching the show while the insufferable Janella spent her time on camera curling her lip, rolling her eyes and generally being obnoxious. Now I am watching again.

    Comment by deedee — February 24, 2013 @ 10:29 am | Reply

  36. Hi, I made a salted caramel sauce recipe last year with my friend and I’m sure we saw Adrian make it on Good Chef Bad Chef but I can’t find the recipe anywhere. Does anyone else remember this recipe or what episode it was on? I’ve made other sauces from other recipes but this one was the best I’ve ever tasted.

    Comment by Jo Davies — February 25, 2013 @ 7:56 pm | Reply

    • I did a search and could only find a butterscotch sauce from Ep26 GCBC4, but it’s not salted. Could the recipe be from Everyday Gourmet?

      Comment by SeaDragon — February 25, 2013 @ 8:37 pm | Reply

  37. I enjoy the show more with Zoe, she doesn’t critisize as much as Janella did, at least whe will try Adrians food
    its a very good show.

    Comment by Carol — February 26, 2013 @ 4:18 pm | Reply

  38. I think Zoe had a good balance to healthy eating and Adrian was a shocker to adding to much of the naughty stuff …Is`nt that why they called the show Good Chef Bad Chef !! Come back Zoe !!

    Comment by Kevin Vegar — March 4, 2013 @ 6:19 pm | Reply

  39. I am enjoying zoe. Her skin looks so healthy(good ad for her ingredients) and whilst she does tend to stand back more, I am now getting used to her quieter style

    Comment by Marjie — March 11, 2013 @ 3:30 pm | Reply

  40. I would like the recipies from the episode dated Monday the 18th of March 2013

    Comment by Ben Camilleri — March 18, 2013 @ 3:57 pm | Reply

  41. why does adrian keep getting all these goody goody co-hosts who say no sugar, no butter, no anything nice?

    Comment by lesley harris. — March 18, 2013 @ 5:58 pm | Reply

    • Duh!Wake up they are the good chefs

      Comment by Good chef — April 10, 2013 @ 4:15 pm | Reply

    • Lesley, just think about the title of the show. Bad means the ingredients used are BAD for you, like butter and sugar. Waken up girl, if you want to live a long and healthy life watch what you eat. My husband has a very bad heart and (wonder of wonders) cannot eat those two items.

      Comment by Veronica Crabtree Hill — April 9, 2014 @ 8:53 pm | Reply

  42. Janella please come back, Good Chef Bad Chef needs you !!!!!!!

    Comment by Helen — March 19, 2013 @ 7:30 am | Reply

  43. Like your cooking but cont find any of your receipies at news agenda. Adrian is very funny makes me laugh,He allways have samething funny to say .

    Comment by Kathleen Claassen — March 19, 2013 @ 3:12 pm | Reply

  44. Yes Janella please come back not the same vibe.

    Comment by Patricia — March 22, 2013 @ 7:00 pm | Reply

  45. Hi guys, I work and so only catch your re-runs on weekends when home. However this Easter Monday I made a cup of herbal tea and sat down with pen and paper on my knee. Imagine my surprise when I see Zoe – there’s no Janelle. Zoe is okay and Adrian is fabulous but now the show should be called Bad Chef, Bad Chef! Will Janelle come back? Carole

    Comment by Carole — April 1, 2013 @ 5:50 pm | Reply

  46. Janelle came across as MOODY and at times very cutting. ZOE is a breath of fresh air – that is my opinion but we are all entitled to have opinions. I feel Adrian is a lot happier with the lovely Zoe. Linda

    Comment by Linda — April 3, 2013 @ 3:40 pm | Reply

    • I agree, I feel that Janelle was always putting Adrian down, his food is certainly ‘sometimes’ food, but it always looks good and at least Zoe will try it.

      Comment by Carol — April 4, 2013 @ 11:32 am | Reply

  47. Why all the repeats? Is the series being axed?

    Comment by Jen — April 16, 2013 @ 4:16 pm | Reply

    • It is because they only make about 65 episodes per year, I am sure it will be back next year for Series 6.

      Comment by SeaDragon — April 16, 2013 @ 6:38 pm | Reply

  48. I’m Janella nephew Janella was kicked because she wouldn’t use meat

    Comment by Oska purcell — May 12, 2013 @ 10:37 pm | Reply

  49. My auntie (Janella purcell said she as kicked off because she wouldn’t use meat and the sponsors of the show are meat company’s so they had to kick her off

    Comment by Oska purcell — May 12, 2013 @ 10:40 pm | Reply

    • That’s very sad to hear because she brought a different perspective to all the other cooking programmes which are samo samo…

      Comment by SeaDragon — May 13, 2013 @ 7:59 am | Reply

      • Well that is strange because I never noticed whether she cooked with meat or not. Does Zoe cook meat? See I cant remember if she does or not so can’t be that important to viewers.

        Comment by Bec — May 13, 2013 @ 9:55 am | Reply

        • The fact that she didn’t cook with meat was the whole concept of the name of the show, ie Good Chef Bad Chef, so really the sponsors of the show got it very wrong when they got rid of Janella. In saying that I don’t mean that meat is bad, its just that she was giving an alternative for people. It really is their loss & ours, her going.

          Comment by Aussie Ron — May 13, 2013 @ 10:05 am | Reply

          • What a shame if that’s the truth on how Janella was kicked of the show because she wouldn’t use meat that’s a disgrace because Adrian was so far over the top with his meat recipes,Janella complimented him. They should of gotten rid of Adrian he had a show in which he uses meat didn’t last long as I recall. We need a show for only Janella and Zoe recipes I would love that.

            Comment by Pam Baars — May 13, 2013 @ 2:30 pm | Reply

      • I love Janella & will always respect what she does. She gives me so many great ideas ti live & eat healthier.

        Comment by Aussie Ron — May 13, 2013 @ 9:59 am | Reply

    • GOOD! She was so condescending towards Adrian. Acting like he’s food was going to kill her. So happy that Zoe has now taking over. I can watch and enjoy the show previous every time I seen Janella I want to jump through the tv and slap her face. I love Adrians cooking style he deserves he’s own show now that is something I would love to watch and cook his recipes.

      Comment by ihatejanellapurcell — February 16, 2015 @ 6:00 am | Reply

  50. I don’t usually like critical behaviour, but somehow Janella got away with it, I though the sparing was amusing and Adrian took it well, I even suspected Janella might have had a crush on Adrian, cute. They had chemistry without the dross, which is so rare these days, a bit like Margaret and David. But Zoe comes across as a very nice person, if anything I think Adrian isn’t so sure what to say anyone more. Good luck to all of them.

    Comment by Felicity — May 30, 2013 @ 10:30 am | Reply

  51. I can’t watch Richo any more, his EGO is too big for anyone else on the show. Everything is MY, why not THE food, pan, etc.His hygene is also terrible, for an educator he his demonstrating all the wrong things, an excelent example of a bad chef. No wonder Janella left.

    Comment by Rex Watson — May 31, 2013 @ 11:02 am | Reply

    • Yeah, well he touches his hair then the food and it makes me cringe….these chefs don’t care a bit their egos and having their visage on TV is all that counts

      Comment by Bec — May 31, 2013 @ 7:55 pm | Reply

      • I’de like to be a fly on the wall when you ultra hygene cooks are preparing a meal I bet there’s plenty of five second rules going on why just pick on Richo pretty sure I’ve seen your pressious Janella using her hands in the food you janella lovers make me sick.

        Comment by Wallyg — June 1, 2013 @ 6:21 am | Reply

        • Sally there’s nothing wrong with using your food(how else will you cook) ha ha as long as your hands are clean and you don’t touch your hair or nose no problem. I think Richo used to touch hair and food together but I never saw Janella or Zoe do it so leave Janella alone I miss her. And I like Zoe they should do a show together I would love that .

          Comment by Pam Baars — June 1, 2013 @ 9:02 am | Reply

          • Yeh well the sooner they do a show together the better and Richo continue cooking decent food .

            Comment by Wallyg — June 2, 2013 @ 9:31 am | Reply

  52. That should of said nothing wrong using your hands doh

    Comment by Pam Baars — June 1, 2013 @ 9:04 am | Reply

  53. Janella made a yummy leek and potato soup using Almond Milk, I cannot find it anywhere would it still be on your website?

    Comment by Margaret Brooke — June 2, 2013 @ 8:36 am | Reply

    • If you have used the recipe before, then it should still be on the GCBC website. I did a quick search, and only found an Almond Soup recipe in series 4, ep 60, but it does not have potato in it?

      Comment by SeaDragon — June 2, 2013 @ 2:48 pm | Reply

  54. I enjoyed Janellas’ recipes, however, I did feel at times she herself lost the concept of the show…Good chef, BAD chef. By constantly criticizing Adrians’ cooking it could come across that she was criticizing those that wanted to try out the recipes at home.
    Any relationship takes time to develop and Zoe has great recipes! I also really enjoy that she tries Adrians’ food without looking like it’s going to kill her.
    I love the show as I love to eat healthy 70-80% of the time but for me I enjoy the balance of being able to indulge and enjoy naughty food some of the time.

    Comment by Maria-Nutritional Medicine student — June 20, 2013 @ 11:09 am | Reply

  55. I’m glad janela is gone woohoo!!! She was a smart ass and a pain and her comments come across as snide rather then challanging. And it’s a joke she doesn’t even look like she is a health expert with her being much bigger then Adrian herself! Besides that her cooking is so bland not much to temp me to try it.

    Comment by Con — July 2, 2013 @ 10:26 am | Reply

    • Oh LOL don’t hold back Con this is really funny.

      Comment by Bec — July 2, 2013 @ 4:35 pm | Reply

  56. I have searched for today’s (3/7/2013) recipes. I wanted to make the one with the cod fish in

    Comment by margaret boswood — July 3, 2013 @ 8:03 pm | Reply

    • Whose recipe was it? It is difficult to pinpoint the recipe you are after if you don’t give a hint who did the recipe especially on the repeated episode as I only watch new episodes, so have no idea which repeated episodes they are showing currently. There is one by Adrian in Ep 22 above.

      Comment by SeaDragon — July 4, 2013 @ 9:10 am | Reply

  57. You’re all a bunch of dickheads if you think Janella deserved to be hated, she and Adrian worked better together than with Zoe… All of your comments (those against Janella) are quite ridiculous

    Comment by Zach — July 21, 2013 @ 9:48 am | Reply

    • There’s no need to call other people names, go stand in the corner and repeat 100 times: “I shall respect other peoples opinions!”

      Comment by SeaDragon — July 21, 2013 @ 10:06 am | Reply

  58. I miss Janella! I LOVED her!

    Comment by Sam — August 13, 2013 @ 10:13 am | Reply

  59. Janella was excellent on the show and gave a balanced view to things i cant believe all you keyboard warriors voicing your rude opinions and becoming quite personal, the whole idea of the show is to show different ways to cook and they do it in a fun way i think a lot of you negative commenters are the types of people who wouldnt be happy with whatever was on if you dont like the show dont watch it, but dont write derogatory comments about the hosts because you can from the anonimity being behind a keyboard, im guessing if most of you experts with the snide comments were given the opportunity to say them face to face would have as much courage as a rock,it would be interesting to see how you would feel if people were saying things like have been said above about you and for the public to see,think your great Janella.

    Comment by shaun — August 20, 2013 @ 12:04 pm | Reply

  60. can I have the recipe for avocado salsa, which appeared (repeat or not?) on October 1st, 2013. Thank You
    There I was in my hospital bed and it looked very easy and I’ve been thinking about it ever since I got home.
    Have all the ingredients just need amounts and we’re eating avocado salsa this evening…………wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    Comment by Judy Dalgleish — October 2, 2013 @ 6:56 am | Reply

    • Which recipes are you after, Zoe’s or Adrian’s? I did a quick search and there are 3 recipes containing avocado salsa, see episodes 32, 34 and 36 above.

      Comment by SeaDragon — October 2, 2013 @ 10:36 am | Reply

  61. The show is not the same without Janella. There is an awkwardness between Zoe and Adrian. Janella and Adrian were perfect for the show with their genuine personalities reacting as friends. I won’t watch the show without Janella.

    Comment by Vicky — November 3, 2013 @ 9:14 am | Reply

    • I agree Vicky. Zoe is reasonable nice & all, but Janella was “REAL” . True blue & I think Adrian was so much more relaxed with her. They had good chemistry.

      Comment by Aussie Ron — November 3, 2013 @ 3:56 pm | Reply

  62. I’m after Zoe’s soy yogurt recipe she made it a few months back and I can’t find it on the site

    Comment by Melissa — November 14, 2013 @ 4:27 pm | Reply

    • See Ep 21 above, is Lactose-free Chicken Boscaiola Sauce the recipe you are after?

      Comment by SeaDragon — November 14, 2013 @ 5:18 pm | Reply

      • No. She made a really easy one, think it was just soy milk and culture but that’s all I can remember I’m not sure how long to leave it ,or the quantities. I think it was one of those little quick segments of the show, usually after an add.

        Comment by Melissa — November 18, 2013 @ 7:02 am | Reply

        • Oh, OK, then the recipe may not be available. However you should be able to google “making soy yoghurt” for that recipe from other sources.

          Comment by SeaDragon — November 18, 2013 @ 7:35 am | Reply

  63. Whenever I flicked thru and caught the show, no lie, my heart would skip a beat, and I’d get a little breathless. It was a little embarrassing watching a cooking show and not really paying attention to the cooking. The twinkle in the eye, the twang in the voice, the bravura, the fire. Janella had a lot of sex appeal. No, she was hot! She is a kitchen goddess. If anything the format is too limited. Foodie doco’s would suit her better. I’m sad that I can’t indulge my TV crush anymore. Possibly wasn’t healthy. Unlike her passion for her recipes. I hope I see her elsewhere; pulling vegetables out of dirt on a sunny hillside and telling me just how good they are for me.

    Comment by Hello — February 2, 2014 @ 11:20 am | Reply

  64. I miss Janella SO MUCH! Zoe towers over Adrian and makes him feel uncomfortable. Their dynamic is so awkward. Please bring Janella back and get rid of Zoe (sorry Zoe, you just lack chemistry with Adrian, nothing personal). The show is just hard to watch now.

    Comment by Random — February 4, 2014 @ 3:34 pm | Reply

    • watching the show this afternoon I thought how well Adrian And Zoe looked and worked together SO much better than Janella who I thought was rude and condersendnig

      Comment by John E — February 4, 2014 @ 7:55 pm | Reply

  65. I watched GCBC today and find there’s no chemistry or togetherness between Zoe and Adrian. Zoe comments but theres little acknowledgement of what she says by Adrian as he moved along to the next step in the recipe. Its almost like she’s not there to him. Also noted that she stares too much into his face while he is talking and he rarely looks at her. Maybe she’s ok being in someone’s personal space but on the show as we see it its too close especially when Adrian doesn’t reciprocate to make conversation. All in all, I think you need both prrsenters to get along peronally and have some kind of genuine believable friendship – this doesnt show when they are presenting. I like the show but it feels like theres no harmony between them…

    Comment by Ru — September 28, 2014 @ 2:47 pm | Reply

    • My opinion differs from you i personaly think Adrian & Zoe work well together and although some of his food may not be to her taste she will at least try it i find the show much more enjoyable and entertaining than it once was

      Comment by John — September 29, 2014 @ 9:36 am | Reply

  66. My issue with Zoe is her judgments on food. Many of us like cream, pastries, butter etc , however I dislike strongly the way she rolls her eyes, shakes her head disapprovingly, and her critical verbalisations. Some of her stuff seems great but she needs to accept both sides of cooking and not push her healthy barrow constantly. She really annoys me and I have to turn her off until the bold & the beautiful.

    Comment by Kathy — February 23, 2015 @ 4:27 pm | Reply

    • That’s why she’s there. She’s the good chef he’s the bad chef. He is way over the top. Her food looks great and considering most Aussies are over weight I’d much prefer her cooking than his any day.

      Comment by Pam Baars — February 24, 2015 @ 8:20 pm | Reply

  67. I am glad she is gone I couldn’t concentrate on the recipes too busy noticing Janella google eyed over Adrian battering her eyes and rolling her lips it was creepy

    Comment by brooke mckay — February 24, 2015 @ 4:36 pm | Reply

  68. I find Zoe so annoying. I wish she would stop waving her hands about every time she opens that mouth of hers. She should also come up with some new phrases. So sick of hearing”that’s an Adrian portion”, “it’s vey indulgent” and “my food is fresh and clean”. She is so hard too watch with all that hand waving, drives me to drink

    Comment by I jesse — April 17, 2015 @ 10:20 pm | Reply

    • I have to say I agree 100%. She is probably a nice girl, but so darn annoying to watch & listen to. I use to love the show & still try to watch it but, end up turning it off when she starts. Its a shame. She is juts so bloody boring.

      Comment by Ron — April 18, 2015 @ 8:21 am | Reply

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