Revered Australian cookbook queen Margaret Fulton died at age 94 on July 24.
Fulton started her career with her classic work The Margaret Fulton Cookbook (first published 1968). Since then, Hardie Grant has published six books with Margaret and released numerous new editions, with Margaret Fulton’s Baking Classics published in April this year.
Fulton was one of Australia’s most commercially successful and critically acclaimed authors, with over a million book copies sold.
Fulton has been lauded as the woman who taught Australia how to cook. Her popularity and success was matched with an excellent knowledge of baking.
Upon receiving the Australian Book Industry Award in 2011 – the Lloyd O’Neil Award for Service to the Australian book industry – she memorably acknowledged that her many books’ successes had kept her in whisky.
Hardie Grant group managing director Julie Pinkham said, “It was a rare privilege to work with Margaret.”
“She had very high standards and we were always kept on our toes – she completely understood her audience and knew exactly what they wanted.
“Margaret has been a wonderful author to work with and we are saddened by her passing and offer our condolences to her family, daughter Suzanne and grand-daughters Louise and Kate.”
Find a Savoury Scone Ring recipe extracted from Margaret’s latest cookbook on page 50.