9:30pm – Wednesday, March 14 on ABC2
A half-hour entertainment series that serves up a delectable combination of political discussion and good food. Each week one of Australia’s most respected political commentators – Annabel Crabb takes a plate and leads us into the homes and hearts of some of our most notable and engaging politicians.
Annabel sits down and talks food, recipes and carbon tax with MPs from both sides of the fence. Food and politics are never separated for long. The best plots are hatched over lunch. The best stories are told over dinner. In Canberra, dinner bookings are an anthropological study in themselves. And the best way to get to know a politician is to break bread with one.
Kitchen Cabinet will deliver a refreshing human touch, as we watch our politicians drop their guard and go about their daily life at home.
Deputy Leader of the Opposition Julie Bishop has survived three bloody leadership battles, in turn serving Brendan Nelson, Malcolm Turnbull, and Tony Abbott. So what makes this Adelaide-born blue blood – known for her famous ‘death stare’ – tick? Bishop discusses her childhood in the Adelaide Hills as the daughter of fifth generation cherry farmers, through to her rise as a Perth-based corporate lawyer whose political awakening was forged by WA Inc. Over risotto and ros� Bishop talks about her friendships across the political divide, surviving embarrassing policy gaffes, and what it takes to outlast, out run and out manoeuvre her opponents. She also confesses to some truly unusual jogging behaviour, and to having run away, as a child, to join the Brownies.