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Chef Neil Perry reveals the one thing he’s grateful for since testing positive for Covid-19

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Chef Neil Perry reveals the one thing he's grateful for since testing positive for Covid-19

Top Australian chef Neil Perry is currently isolating at home after testing positive for Covid-19.

The 64-year-old, who runs restaurant Margaret in Sydney‘s Double Bay, told The Daily Telegraph’s Confidential on Monday that he’s grateful to have not lost his ‘sense of taste or smell’. 

Neil, has been updating his Instagram followers with his food cravings while in isolation, which include beef steak, artisan bread with butter and honey, and Chinese roast duck.

On the mend: Chef Neil Perry (pictured), 64, told The Daily Telegraph's Confidential on Monday that he's grateful to have not lost his 'sense of taste or smell' since testing positive for Covid-19

On the mend: Chef Neil Perry (pictured), 64, told The Daily Telegraph's Confidential on Monday that he's grateful to have not lost his 'sense of taste or smell' since testing positive for Covid-19

On the mend: Chef Neil Perry (pictured), 64, told The Daily Telegraph’s Confidential on Monday that he’s grateful to have not lost his ‘sense of taste or smell’ since testing positive for Covid-19

When asked about his reaction to Covid-19, Neil said it’s ‘not as bad as the worst cold but not great.’ 

‘I’ve been better. I’m just very grateful I haven’t lost my sense of taste or smell,’ he went on to say.   

One media star who has lost her sense of taste is Married At First Sight star Martha Kalifatidis. 

Delicious: Neil has been enjoying artisan bread with butter and honey

Delicious: Neil has been enjoying artisan bread with butter and honey

Hearty: He also tucked into a dish of Chinese roast duck with rice

Hearty: He also tucked into a dish of Chinese roast duck with rice

Delicious: Neil has been enjoying artisan bread with butter and honey (left) and Chinese roast duck (rice)

Earlier this month, the 33-year-old revealed in an Instagram Stories post that she wasn’t able to enjoy a barbecue with her fiancé Michael Brunelli and her mother Mary Kalifatidis.

Lounging across her bed and dressed casually, Martha gave fans an update on her recovery from Covid-19.

‘Last night I finally got to sleep. I had a solid eight hours of sleep and I feel so much better today,’ she began.  

Lingering symptom: Earlier this month, Married At First Sight star Martha Kalifatidis (pictured), 33, revealed in an Instagram Stories post that she has lost her sense of taste and wasn't able to enjoy a barbecue

Lingering symptom: Earlier this month, Married At First Sight star Martha Kalifatidis (pictured), 33, revealed in an Instagram Stories post that she has lost her sense of taste and wasn't able to enjoy a barbecue

Lingering symptom: Earlier this month, Married At First Sight star Martha Kalifatidis (pictured), 33, revealed in an Instagram Stories post that she has lost her sense of taste and wasn’t able to enjoy a barbecue 

‘But I have lost my taste. Last night we had a barbecue, Michael, Mary and I, and I couldn’t taste and they were enjoying it,’ Martha went on to reveal.

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‘They even ate a Cornetto (ice cream) for dessert. I didn’t have one obviously because I couldn’t taste it.’

Martha then started a poll, asking her followers whether they still ‘eat treats if you can’t taste’.  

Loss of taste: Updating her fans on her recovery, the influencer said at the time: 'I have lost my taste. Last night we had a barbecue, (fiancé) Michael (Brunelli), (her mother) Mary and I, and I couldn't taste and they were enjoying it,' Martha revealed

Loss of taste: Updating her fans on her recovery, the influencer said at the time: 'I have lost my taste. Last night we had a barbecue, (fiancé) Michael (Brunelli), (her mother) Mary and I, and I couldn't taste and they were enjoying it,' Martha revealed

Loss of taste: Updating her fans on her recovery, the influencer said at the time: ‘I have lost my taste. Last night we had a barbecue, (fiancé) Michael (Brunelli), (her mother) Mary and I, and I couldn’t taste and they were enjoying it,’ Martha revealed 

Baffled: After being unable to enjoy a Cornetto ice cream, Martha then started a poll, asking her followers whether they still 'eat treats if you can't taste'

Baffled: After being unable to enjoy a Cornetto ice cream, Martha then started a poll, asking her followers whether they still 'eat treats if you can't taste'

Baffled: After being unable to enjoy a Cornetto ice cream, Martha then started a poll, asking her followers whether they still ‘eat treats if you can’t taste’ 

‘Do you still eat if you can’t taste? I don’t get it,’ she asked her fans.

Despite the loss of taste, Martha revealed that she’s feeling like herself again and is ‘back’.      

In New South Wales, there were 20,293 new infections reported from 84,333 PCR tests on Monday.    

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There is no way to report rapid test results in NSW yet, with the system due to come online mid-week, at which point case numbers are expected to surge again. 

On the mend: Despite the loss of taste, Martha revealed that she's feeling like herself again and is 'back'

On the mend: Despite the loss of taste, Martha revealed that she's feeling like herself again and is 'back'

On the mend: Despite the loss of taste, Martha revealed that she’s feeling like herself again and is ‘back’ 

NSW recorded its deadliest day of the pandemic on Monday, with a young child among 18 new deaths.

The fatalities reported also include six women and eleven men, including an unvaccinated man in his 30s.  

The number of people hospitalised with the virus also increased by 103, to 2030.

Of those, 159 are in intensive care. Half are unvaccinated and 47 people are on ventilators. 

Not happy: 'Covid sucks. It is so f**king s**t. Some people are like, "It's just a cold," but it is a pretty s**t one. It's like tonsillitis, gastro and the flu in one,' Martha previously revealed online

Not happy: 'Covid sucks. It is so f**king s**t. Some people are like, "It's just a cold," but it is a pretty s**t one. It's like tonsillitis, gastro and the flu in one,' Martha previously revealed online

Not happy: ‘Covid sucks. It is so f**king s**t. Some people are like, “It’s just a cold,” but it is a pretty s**t one. It’s like tonsillitis, gastro and the flu in one,’ Martha previously revealed online

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