10 Questions for Margaret Fulton

In the kitchens of Australia, 1968 was a year of revolution. While women's Libbers fled cooking's drudgery, career woman Margaret Fulton embraced its joys. Her eponymous cookbook, mixing standards like pot roast with exotic dishes like goulash, sold 1.5 million copies, lured Australians back to the stove and helped fire a national love affair with food. Now 80, Fulton has just released an updated edition. She talked to TIME's Elizabeth Feizkhah about timing, tidiness, and how to boil eggs.

Why did you write the original Margaret Fulton cookbook? I wrote it as...

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