Matt Preston's ultimate Australian Christmas feast

Published on 15 December 2021

Photo: Matt Preston surrounded by fresh Queen Victoria Market produce

The author and recipe writer takes us through Queen Victoria Market for the best Christmas produce.

Turkey, nog and the blistering Australian sun; if Matt Preston knows one thing, it’s that these climes are not a natural match for the traditional Christmas spread­, La Niña or otherwise.

Fresh from the release of his new cookbook, Matt Preston’s Flavours of the World, the man under Australia’s favourite cravat tours us through Queen Victoria Market for a Christmas feast that works with the weather.

From tongue-in-cheek layered prawn cocktail to slow-cooked kingfish and a set-and-forget roasted white chocolate tart, Matt’s brand new Christmas recipes are fresh, easy and written in full below. 

And if your special someone’s stocking could use a little extra stuffing, Matt Preston’s Flavours of the World is available from Books for Cooks, Hill of Content, The Paperback Bookshop and Readings, as well as online.


Matt Preston's World of Flavour (published by Penguin, RRP $39.95) is available now from great Victorian booksellers such as Books for Cooks, Hill of Content, The Paperback Bookshop and Readings, as well as online.

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