Cosmopolitan chef Tony Tan is one of Ruths favourite presenters: for his enthusiasm and flair as much as his huge food knowledge and experience. A Malaysian Chinese chef living in Melbourne who has cooked all over the world and takes food tours to Spain, Vietnam and Thailand, Tony inspires participants with his "lyrical harmony of spices and herbs". Importantly, his dishes are perfectly achievable at home. Thai food appeals to practically everyone, with its lightness, fresh flavours and scents of lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves, but not necessarily hot chilli impact. Tony will reveal the secrets of balancing the four classic tastes - hot, sour, sweet and spicy - with dishes designed for modern lifestyles. A regular on his culinary tours, Ruth says Tony is a goldmine of shared food and cooking information, with both traditional and modern expertise.