Peter Russell-Clarke

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Peter Russell-Clarke
Born (1935-09-19) 19 September 1935 (age 87)
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Years active1959–present

Peter Russell-Clarke (born 19 September 1935) is an Australian chef, cookbook writer, illustrator and media personality


Clarke is best known for his television cooking shows. He hosted a five-minute television show called Come and Get It, which aired on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for nine years during the 1980s, broadcasting over 900 episodes.[1] He frequently used the Aussie greeting G'day at the start of segments of Come and Get It.[2]

He was chef for the Prince of Wales' Silver Jubilee dinner.

He has written and published several cookbooks and books about food. He has also illustrated several books, including works of fiction for children.[3] Russell-Clarke is an accomplished painter, and began his career as a freelance cartoonist.[2][4]

In the period 1975–79 Russell-Clarke was the spokesman in several highly successful and much discussed campaigns on behalf of the Victorian Egg Board and the Australian Dairy Corporation.[4] Victorian egg sales rose 5% in three years.[4]

Selected publications[edit]

  • New Idea Cookbook (Southdown Press) ISBN 0-86860-280-9[5]
  • The Awful Australian 'arry (John Walker Publications, 1969) (by Robert King Crawford; illustrated by Peter Russell-Clarke)[6]
  • The World is Flat: An Authentic Misrepresentation of Australian History (1972) ISBN 0-9599084-0-4 (by Robert King Crawford ; illustrated by Peter Russell-Clarke)[7]
  • Getting Across: A Guide to Good Speaking and Writing (Edward Arnold [Australia], 1978) OCLC 27558507 (by Maurice Brown; drawings by Peter Russell-Clarke)[8]
  • Peter Russell-Clarke's Egg Cook Book (Schwartz, 1979) ISBN 0-86753-000-6[9]
  • Peter Russell-Clarke's Come and Get It Cookbook: The Book of the TV Series (Macmillan, 1984) ISBN 0-333-38035-5[10]
  • Peter Russell-Clarke's Freshwater Trout Cookbook (Pan Macmillan Australia, January 1985)[11]
  • Peter Russell-Clarke's Honey Cookbook (Sun Papermac, 1985) ISBN 0-7251-0477-5[12]
  • Come and Get it Again: More Fresh and Easy Recipes From the TV Show (Australian Broadcasting Commission, January 1987) ISBN 0-642-53068-8[13]
  • Food, the Dictionary (Sun Books, 1985) ISBN 0-7251-0500-3 (written and illustrated by Peter Russell-Clarke)[14]
  • Aussie Outdoor Cookbook: In Association with the Australian Red Cross (Lothian, 1998) ISBN 0-85091-939-8[15]
  • Pie of the Day (Lothian Books, October 1998) ISBN 0-85091-882-0[16]
  • The Magic of Lemons (Information Australia, 2000) ISBN 1-86350-343-9[17]
  • Magic of Olive Oil (Information Australia, 2001) ISBN 1-86350-363-3[18]
  • Food Encyclopedia: Everything You Need to Know About Every Food (BAS Publishing, December 2005) ISBN 1-920910-65-4[19]
  • The Adventures of Harry Lombard: The Magic Suitcase (Jellisen Publishing Australia, 2005) ISBN 0-9758133-0-7 (by Michael Krape; drawings by Peter Russell-Clarke)[20]
  • Waltzing Matilda (Alto Books, 2008) ISBN 978-0-9804914-9-4 (by A.B. Banjo Paterson; illustrator, Peter Russell-Clarke)[21]


  1. ^ "Peter Russell Clarke". Time Out Sydney. Time Out Group Ltd. Archived from the original on 15 January 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  2. ^ a b Kingsbury, Damien (6 April 1983). "Good Food with a Dash of Fun". The Age. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  3. ^ See worldcat listings for individual books
  4. ^ a b c Milsom, Wendy (26 September 1979). "Separating the Egg Man from his Jokes". The Age. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  5. ^ New Idea Cookbook (worldcat listing). WorldCat. OCLC 221008427.
  6. ^ The Awful Australian 'arry (worldcat listing). WorldCat. OCLC 731642.
  7. ^ The World is Flat (worldcat listing). WorldCat. OCLC 27611146.
  8. ^ Getting Across (worldcat listing). WorldCat. OCLC 27558507.
  9. ^ Peter Russell-Clarke's Egg Cook Book (worldcat listing). WorldCat. OCLC 255454564.
  10. ^ Peter Russell-Clarke's Come and Get It Cookbook (worldcat listing). WorldCat. OCLC 27497519.
  11. ^ Peter Russell-Clarke's Freshwater Trout Cookbook (worldcat listing). WorldCat. OCLC 27554514.
  12. ^ (worldcat listing). WorldCat. OCLC 27554541.
  13. ^ Come and Get it Again (worldcat listing). WorldCat. OCLC 27509495.
  14. ^ Food, the Dictionary (worldcat listing). WorldCat. OCLC 27554856.
  15. ^ Aussie Outdoor Cookbook (worldcat listing). WorldCat. OCLC 39664380.
  16. ^ Pie of the Day (worldcat listing). WorldCat. OCLC 38831957.
  17. ^ The Magic of Lemons (worldcat listing). WorldCat. OCLC 155136188.
  18. ^ Magic of Olive Oil (worldcat listing). WorldCat. OCLC 155513969.
  19. ^ Food Encyclopedia (worldcat listing). WorldCat. OCLC 224575334.
  20. ^ The Adventures of Harry Lombard (worldcat listing). WorldCat. OCLC 174031002.
  21. ^ Waltzing Matilda (worldcat listing). WorldCat. OCLC 271770900.

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