Cook, teacher, entrepreneur, author, radio personality –flamboyant foodie Rilka Warbanoff is all of these and more.
A force to be reckoned with on many fronts, Rilka’s first love has always been food. For her, preparingand sharing meals with friends and family is a joyful act, and since returning home to South Australia, Rilka has made her mark on the thriving Adelaide food scene.
Her book, Rilka’s Feasts, was published by HarperCollins in 2012, and she made a triumphant return to radio in 2014, pairing up with Leith Forrest on 5AA every Wednesday night. Ratings for the timeslot have doubled since Rilka became the ‘5AA Foodie’, with Adelaide listeners embracing her infectious enthusiasm and taking the show to the top of the ratings chart. Now also on Tuesday afternoons with Jeremy Cordeaux and Andrew Rimer on Sunday nights and 5MU on Thursday morning you can get a tip from Rilka anytime.
Rilka’s Kitchen offers creative lunch and dinner classes several times a week, or a special menu can be arranged for your own group. All classes focus on food that contains no gluten, wheat, yeast, preservatives or added sugars, while retaining flavour and fun.