Kumar Pereira - NSW Seniors Week ambassador. Before Kumar became a household name thanks to his impressive performance in the 2011 MasterChef series, this 63-year-old worked as a graphic designer and teacher in Hong Kong, London and Sydney and ran his own consultancy. Kumar celebrates his love of fresh produce in an online blog and a cookbook published last year, Kumar's Family Cookbook. Both feature recipes with ingredients from his garden and his own beautifully hand-drawn illustrations. He has also just completed a set of self-illustrated all occasion cards featuring edible fruit, flowers and vegetables with quick and easy recipes. Kumar lives in Sydney's inner west with his wife and two sons.
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