Masterchef favourite Adam Liaw reveals his life could have been very different

'I never planned to be on TV'

By TV Week team
Since winning the MasterChef Australia title in 2010, Adam Liaw's TV career has gone from strength to strength.
Destination Flavour is now in its sixth season – this year sees the star exploring different cuisines across China – after landing an AACTA award for Best Lifestyle Program in 2016.
But what would Adam be doing now if he hadn't won MasterChef?
"I'd probably still be a lawyer!" Adam, 40, tells TV WEEK with a laugh.
Lawyer turned TV chef Adam.
"Well, that was the plan. It wasn't like a sliding doors moment for me, though. I've never subscribed to having one, two or three careers. This is what I'm doing at the moment, but I don't think it'll be the last job I ever have."
During three months' filming for Destination Flavour China, Adam not only discovered the country's diverse culinary traditions, but also had the chance to learn more about his own family history.
"It was absolutely incredible," he reveals.
"I don't think there's ever been so much difference between my expectations and what we actually came across while we were there."
Adam happily samples the food on offer in Shanghai.
Adam's Destination Flavour series has covered a number countries and cuisines since 2013, including Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and Scandinavia.
Bringing on an extra set of skills to the table, the chef was also able to display his love of Photography in his book based on the series, Destination Flavour People and Places, by featuring a number of his personal photographs.
The Malaysian born chef now has five Asian inspired cookbooks up his sleeve, including The Zen Kitchen, Asian After Work, and Adam Liaw's Asian Cookery School.
Destination Flavour China airs Wednesdays at 7:30pm on SBS.

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