A woman who was born in the Highlands and went on to become Australia’s answer to Delia Smith has died at the age of 94.
Margaret Fulton was born in Nairn in 1924, and emigrated with her parents to Glen Innes, in New South Wales, aged three.
She wrote more than 25 cookbooks and has been credited for bringing international cuisine to a generation of Australians.
Her granddaughter Kate Gibbs confirmed her death and said the family are “mourning the loss of their loving, inspirational and treasured mother, grandmother
Fulton was Australia’s first celebrity cookbook writer. In 1983, she was made a Member of the Order of Australia and she was later added to the list of the country’s national living treasures by the National Trust.
People paid tribute by posting photos of their worn Fulton cookbooks online, thanking the writer for introducing them to cooking.
Food writer Stephanie Alexander said it was “a sad day for those of us with an interest in the food history of Australia”.