Sans microphone and without notes, Alice held two hundred and fifty children in the palm of her hand as she shared her personal journey from non-English speaking immigrant school-girl to household name and passionate food aficionado.

Indeed ‘passionate’ is the key word that sprang to mind when listening to Ms Zaslavsky.

Recurring motifs of integrity, kindness, generosity and moral courage underpinned her forty minute discourse and the main tenant of her dialogue: creating your own adventure, resonated profoundly with the captivated audience.

Her sense of fun, the age appropriate message and the way in which she communicated not only the importance of healthy eating but ways in which to make meals more interesting and delicious went down a treat with the students.