All Australian foodlovers were saddened to hear of the death of Margaret Fulton, universally revered as a national treasure. Margaret broadened the horizons for at least one generation, probably more than that, with her understanding that there was more to a good dinner than chops and peas – mind you she also knew about chops and peas. We met several times over the years and she was generous in her acknowledgement of my own writing. Margaret had a lovely sense of humour and was never impressed by culinary gymnastics versus sound technique and full flavour. I am sure that her daughter and granddaughters have been comforted by the outpouring of affectionate memories for this diminutive but hugely important friend to many in the kitchen.