TV Chef Matt Moran’s Shock Cooking Lesson For Parents

Matt Moran

Chef and Author

Dec 03, 2015

Matt Moran uses an experiment involved placing a raw lamb loin in a car that had been parked at Sydney’s Bondi Beach on a scorching hot day.

As you can see in the disturbing video below, the piece of meat cooked all the way through in just over 90 minutes, reaching a temperature up of 75 degrees.

TV Chef Matt Moran’s Shock Cooking Lesson For Parents
Matt Moran set up for a cooking demonstration. A parked car near by.

Onlookers, who were initially taken for a ride when Matt advertised a ‘new unconventional oven’ demonstration, were shocked to learn exactly what that oven was.

And the meat, according to Matt: “overcooked”.

Matt’s demonstration was carried out in conjunction with the Australian children’s injury prevention charity, Kidsafe, in order to show parents how the family car could easily become a deadly oven in the heat – even in a short period of time.

TV Chef Matt Moran’s Shock Lesson For Parents
The ‘unconventional oven’.

As Kidsafe spokeswoman Kellie Wilson stressed that “75 per cent of the temperature rise occurs within the first five minutes of parking the car and 90 per cent within 15 minutes.”

Research has also found the conditions inside a parked car can be 20 to 30 degrees hotter than the outside temperature.

Ideal for slow-cooking meat, but highly dangerous for little ones.

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Temperature reading of the car.

It’s estimated that 5000 children are rescued from hot cars a year in Australia.  A statistic that Matt is “absolutely gobsmacked” by.

And children are particularly at risk because they can lose fluid quickly, becoming dehydrated and increasing their risk of suffering a life threatening heatstroke.

“I want to support this cause to help Kidsafe get the message out – that leaving children in cars should be as unthinkable as leaving them in an oven,” adds Matt.



By Matt Moran

Chef and Author

Matt Moran is the well-known Australian chef and restaurateur of a number of successful restaurants including ARIA Sydney, ARIA Brisbane, CHISWICK, Opera Bar, Riverbar & Kitchen, North Bondi Fish. In addition he is the owner of ARIA Catering an event company based in Sydney, Brisbane & exclusively at the Sydney Opera House. While Matt’s main focus remains his restaurants, his appearances on TV shows such as Chopping Block, Masterchef, Junior Masterchef and My Restaurant Rules have also helped to raise his profile. His passion and knowledge is also shown on his award-winning show, Paddock to Plate. Since 2003 he has been a member of the International Culinary Panel for Singapore Airlines, and has represented Australia in promoting food and wine in Asia and most recently GQ Magazine awarded him Chef of the Year in 2012. Since 2012 Matt has represented LG Electronics as ambassador for its Home Appliance category, appearing as the face of LG’s Signature Kitchen and Door-In-Door Refrigerator ranges



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