Pushing the envelope: Cooking legends star on stamps

Legendary: Neil Perry, Stephanie Alexander, Margaret Fulton, Kylie Kwong and Maggie Beer will feature on a new set of stamps.
Legendary: Neil Perry, Stephanie Alexander, Margaret Fulton, Kylie Kwong and Maggie Beer will feature on a new set of stamps. Photo: Steven Siewert

Among the shindigs being held to celebrate Australia Day this year is the release of a set of stamps from Australia Post featuring the faces of five of Australia's most influential cooks.

The annual Australia Post Legends Awards have, in the past, put sportspeople and musicians' faces on stamps, but this year Neil Perry, Stephanie Alexander, Margaret Fulton, Kylie Kwong and Maggie Beer will grace the post as Legends of Cooking.

Acknowledging the influential and visionary role the five have played in the development of the Australian food landscape, the stamps double as a nod to the scene itself, acknowledging its important part in Australian culture. They also give new meaning to the term ''food stamps''.

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