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Scott Gooding Chats With Sydney Chic About Crows Nest Festival 2018 and More

Scott Gooding

I am a big fan of Scott Gooding and his delicious healthy recipes! So I jumped at the chance to ask Scott a few questions about himself, Whirlpool and Crows Nest Festival.

Here's what Scott has to say:

What are you looking forward to the most at the Crows Nest Festival?

There is a perception that cooking healthy food is difficult, a stigma that together with the team at Whirlpool, I have been trying to prove is just not true! I’m most excited to share my version of healthy cooking at Crows Nest Fest and demonstrate just how quick and easy it can be. I love how food brings people together and I’m passionate about getting people back into the kitchen, cooking wholesome meals that can be shared with loved ones. Crows Nest Food Festival will be a great opportunity for me to connect with the community and hopefully leave them with culinary inspiration.

You are an Ambassador with Whirlpool. What is it about this brand that you like?

It’s quite refreshing to be working with a brand like Whirlpool, that shares my desire to change people’s perceptions about healthy cooking. The opportunity to contribute to understanding that healthy cooking can be quick and easy with the right tools, while giving back the gift of time with loved ones and real health benefits, resonates with me. Together with Whirlpool, I’ve been able to pass on my knowledge about the appliances, food and nutrition whilst hopefully effecting change. It’s great continuing to spread our shared message that with the right tools and know-how, it can be quick, simple, affordable and most importantly, fun, to create healthy meals at home!

What’s your favourite recipe you have created for the Whirlpool Family e-book

Salt & Pepper Prawns with Chilli and Lemongrass has to be my favourite. It’s light and extremely simple to pull together. Besides, who doesn’t love prawns as the weather warms up?!

Can we share it with our readers?

I thought you’d never ask!

Whirlpool Scott Gooding E Book

Serves 4

  • 1/3 cup arrowroot

  • 1 tbs white pepper

  • 1 tbs sea salt

  • 20 MSC banana prawns (deveined with tails on)

  • 3 tbs coconut oil

  • 1 long red chili – sliced

  • 1 long green chilli – sliced

  • 2 stalks lemongrass – white parts only.

  • 4 shallots – chopped

  • ¼ bunch fresh coriander – roughly chopped

  • 2 limes – cut into wedges

dipping sauce (optional)

  • 1 small red chilli – finely chopped

  • 1 garlic clove – finely chopped

  • 1 tbs ginger – finely chopped

  • 1 tbs fish sauce

  • 1 tsp honey

  • 2 limes – juiced


  1. Combine the arrowroot, white pepper and sea salt in large mixing bowl

  2. Add the prawns and toss to ensure the prawns are coated

  3. Heat the coconut oil on high heat

  4. Add the chillies and lemongrass – cook for 30 mins

  5. Add the prawns and stir fry for 2-3 minutes or until cooked and crispy

  6. Transfer to a bowl and add the chopped shallots and coriander

  7. Serve with the lime wedges

  8. To make the dipping sauce, simply combine all the ingredients

Your top tip for good health?

Eat real food! I believe there are 4 rules to stick to for good nutrition:

  1. Eat real food

  2. Use saturated fats

  3. Have veggies with every meal

  4. Eat meals full of flavour

For fun Scott, describe yourself in three words!

Hmmm that’s a hard one.

  1. Playful

  2. Driven

  3. Loving

Scott will be appearing on the Crows Nest Festival Cooking Stage on Sunday 21 October at 11.30am.

Crows Nest Festival


A family and friends day out on the leafy lower North Shore at the

Crows Nest Festival - Sunday, 15 October in 2017 – 10am to 5pm

Now in its 28th year, the Crows Nest festival offers an incredible variety of food and drink for family and friends to get together at long communal tables for lunch. The Festival attracts more than 50,000 visitors each year and is a highlight of the Lower North Shore’s annual event calendar.

The market stalls have great shopping for the whole family for the upcoming Festive Season with fashion, jewellery and bags for the ladies, eco-friendly children and baby goods, the latest in homewares, designer items for the family pets and Dad can have a turn in the jet simulator for a 737 and checkout his dream Christmas gift of a Jaguar, Land Rover and Audi.

The streets and laneways of Crows Nest will be completely transformed by stage and street entertainment. With great food central to this popular dining precinct, the cooking stage will be a special feature with local ‘chefs with taste’ preparing favourite recipes and sharing tastings of fantastic dishes.

With so much to do and see, the Festival is a real family and community day. Its wide choice of rides and interactive play activities make it a special fun day out for the ‘little kids’.

The new courtyard and rooftop terrace of the Crows Nest Hotel, an iconic landmark on the lower North Shore of Sydney for over 100 years, will be one of the many feature locations of the Festival.

So plan to bring your family and friends along for this fun family day out on the leafy Lower North Shore of Sydney – entry is free.


11.00 Flannery’s - Vladia Cobrdova

11.30 Whirlpool - Scott Gooding

12.00pm Tarboosh - Sam Matar

12.30pm The Alcott - Richard Slarp

1.00pm Feature Chefs from Channel Nine’s Family Food Fight

1.30pm Q Station - James Green Executive Chef

2.00pm Luca Ciano - Celebrity Chef

2.30pm Dhakshin South Indian Restaurant - Vijayan Ramasamy

Crows Nest Festival

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