Celebrity cook Margaret Fulton dies at the age of 94

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Celebrity Australian cook and food writer Margaret Fulton has died at the age of 94. 

Born in Scotland, Fulton published more than 20 cookbooks, but rose to fame in 1968 for The Margaret Fulton Cookbook. She had become a household name in Australia. 

According to Australia Associated Press, Fulton had been living in the NSW Southern Highlands.

A statement issued on behalf of her family said, “The family of Margaret Fulton is today mourning the loss of their loving, inspirational and treasured mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

“Margaret Fulton died peacefully this morning with her family close by.”

Her granddaughter, Kate Gibbs, also a food writer, took it to Instagram and shared photos of her grandmother on her death. She wrote, “Our hearts are too broken to respond to your messages right now, but we’re deeply grateful for your love and support.”

The Scottish-born author travelled extensively and brought everything she learned into books. She revolutionized the way people make food at home. Fulton migrated to Australia when she was three. Her career as a food writer spanned more than 50 years, and she visited a lot of countries during this period. 

As a tribute of Margaret Fulton, Canberra Times published a piece that says, “Fulton, more than anyone else, introduced Australians to the culinary delights of the world and weaned them off the traditional meat and three veg.”

Funeral details will be coming in the next few days. 

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