Alan Saunders, features in the latest seriesThe Chopping Block, he has been recognised for his contribution made to the cultural life in Australia as a broadcaster and writer on the subject of food and/or wine.
Born and educated in London, Alan Saunders has a BA in Philosophy from the University of Leicester and Logic and Scientific Method from the London School of Economics. He came to Australia in 1981 to pursue research at the History of Ideas Unit, Australian National University and was awarded his Ph.D. in 1989. In 1985 he was a Frances Yates Fellow of the Warburg Institute, University of London.
Alan Saunders joined the ABC Science Unit in 1987 and inaugurated The Food Program which was broadcast weekly until 1997 when he became presenter of The Comfort Zone.
During 1991 Alan Saunders was co-presenter of Screen, Radio National's weekly program about film and television. He made frequent appearances on Livewire and worked on Meridian, a review of the humanities, from 1995 to 1997. He contributed film reviews to Radio National's Breakfast Program from 1991 to 2000.
In 1992, Alan Saunders was awarded the Geraldine Pascall Prize "in recognition of the distinguished contribution made by the recipient to the cultural life in Australia as a broadcaster and writer on the subject of food and/or wine."
Alan Saunders writes regularly on food for Good Weekend. He has been a columnist for the 'Good Living" supplement to The Sydney Morning Herald, The Bulletin,City Weekly, Australian Way, The Australian Financial Review Magazine, Food Australia and Modern Times, and a record reviewer for New Woman.