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Eat Real Food: The Only Solution to Permanent Weight-Loss and Disease Prevention

Eat Real Food: The Only Solution to Permanent Weight-Loss and Disease Prevention

David Gillespie

$29.99

In the last 100 years, we've become fatter and sicker with millions of people developing serious diseases from diabetes to cancer. Health gurus confuse us with complex diets and expensive ingredients; food manufacturers load their products with addictive and destructive ingredients causing our increasing weight and declining health. But help is at hand. Health and consumer advocate David Gillespie shares the simple secret of weight loss and wellbeing: swap processed food for REAL FOOD.

Eat Real Food features: An explanation of why diets don't work and provides a focus on what does; Information on how to lose weight permanently, not just in the short-term; Evidence-based science explaining the real culprits of ill health and weight gain; Advice on how to read food labels; Easy recipes to replace common processed items and meal plans that show how simple it is to shop, plan and cook Real Food; Tips for lunchboxes, parties, and recipes for food kids actually like.

Eat Real Food is the safe, effective and cheap solution to lose weight and improve our health permanently.
A History of Food in 100 Recipes

A History of Food in 100 Recipes

William Sitwell

$29.99

Find here the ingredients, cooks, techniques and tools that have shaped our love of food in this lavishly illustrated book. The history of food and cooking is the history of civilisation. In today's world we can get food from just about anywhere, at any time of day, but how many of us know exactly where our much-loved recipes come from, who invented them, and how they were originally prepared? In this richly entertaining book, food writer William Sitwell explores the fascinating history of cuisine from the first cookbook to the first cupcake, from the invention of the sandwich to the rise of food television. His engaging and witty narrative uncovers the earliest recipes tucked within Egyptian tomb walls and medieval manuscripts and shines a light on the many trends and technological innovations that have shaped the way we eat over hundreds of years.
The River Cottage Australia Cookbook

The River Cottage Australia Cookbook

Paul West

$45.00

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has sowed the seed for a brand new River Cottage - in Australia! Somewhere between Melbourne and Sydney, and nestled between the pristine Sapphire Coast and the imposing Mount Gulaga, lies the beautiful old dairy farm which is now the home of River Cottage Australia, and 'new Hugh' Paul West.

Paul is a fresh, exciting face on the global food scene, as well as a brilliant presenter. Predictably, there is a healthy dose of competition between Hugh and Paul. They have fought over who can catch the first octopus and have raced to find the first mushroom of the year. But they have similar passions - sustainability and environmental issues being at the forefront - and on the farm they discover fantastic bounty as they forage for food and share the products of their culinary skills with the locals.

Featuring recipes from the first three series of River Cottage Australia, this is the cookbook that will reveal the delicious dishes which Paul has been creating on the farm.  The book is divided into seven chapters and includes more than 120 recipes such as pumpkin scones, roasted octopus salad, baked salmon, spiced aubergine salad, pig on a spit, borlotti bean broth, raw courgette salad and warm curb cake with honey rhubarb.

With a preface by Hugh (and a sprinkling of his recipes throughout), plus atmospheric, beautiful photography by Mark Chew, this is one of the best cookery books of the year.
The Zumbo Files: Unlocking the Secret Recipes of a Master Patissier

The Zumbo Files: Unlocking the Secret Recipes of a Master Patissier

Adriano Zumbo

$49.99  $39.95

The Zumbo Files is Adriano's third book and his most ambitious yet. Open it up and step inside - it'll blow your mind.

Renowned Australian pastry chef Adriano Zumbo invites us into his world of patisserie to share his incredible recipes for chouxmacas (a choux pastry/macaron hybrid), petits gateaux, savoury specialties, zonuts and zumbarons. Each chapter delves into a delicious genre of patisserie. 

Recipes explore and experiment with unique flavour combinations, exciting textures and bold colours - providing a rare glimpse into the creative mind of the patissier critics have deemed the 'Sweet Assassin'. The Zumbo Files also includes step-by-step instructions for the basic recipe of each patisserie style, with stunning recipe variations to create a multitude of irresistible delights.

The chapter on petits gateaux features some of the most incredible creations - including the famed V8 Diesel, an incredible eight-layered confection of rich chocolate - to really put your patisserie skills to the test. 

The colours are bright, the flavours unexpected, and the experience of recreating these quirky Zumbo recipes a complete delight. His mission is to caramelise the nation, and with this his third book, he is certainly on his way.

The Zumbo Files by Adriano Zumbo at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street, Sydney

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Good Food, Good Life: 130 Simple Recipes You'll Love to Make and Eat

Good Food, Good Life: 130 Simple Recipes You'll Love to Make and Eat

Curtis Stone

$39.99

'This collection is a celebration of the dishes that I absolutely love to make at home, from savouring their aromas while they cook right through to sharing them with the special people in my life.' 

For internationally known chef Curtis Stone, cooking is a pleasurable journey, not just a destination.

In this wonderful book featuring 130 of his favorite dishes, Curtis inspires us to turn meal preparation into a joy rather than a chore through delicious recipes, mouthwatering photographs, and handy make-ahead tips. He also shares plenty of heartwarming, personal stories from time spent in his kitchen and around the table with family and friends, reminding us that good food and a good life are intrinsically intertwined.
Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul - Discovering the flavours of the Eastern Mediterrean

Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul - Discovering the flavours of the Eastern Mediterrean

Rick Stein

$55.00

From the mythical heart of Greece to the fruits of the Black Sea coast; from Croatian and Albanian flavours to the spices and aromas of Turkey and beyond - the cuisine of the Eastern Mediterranean is a vibrant melting pot brimming with character. Accompanying the major BBC Two series, Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul includes over 100 spectacular recipes discovered by Rick during his travels in the region. The ultimate mezze spread of baba ghanoush, pide bread and keftedes. Mouthwatering garlic shrimps with soft polenta. Heavenly Dalmatian fresh fig tart. Packed with stunning photography of the food and locations, and filled with Rick's passion for fresh produce and authentic cooking, this is a stunning collection of inspiring recipes to evoke the magic of the Eastern Mediterranean at home.
Get Commando Fit Cookbook: Delicious, Balanced Recipes Designed to Fuel Your Body Right

Get Commando Fit Cookbook: Delicious, Balanced Recipes Designed to Fuel Your Body Right

Steve Willis

$29.99

There are no excuses when it comes to optimum health. What you put into your body is what you will get back out of it. If you want results, you need to commit. There are no cheat days - you need to eat wholesome, fresh food every day of the week. Commando Steve Willis, along with nutritionist Kelly Richardson and recipe developer Kim Wiggins, have put together delicious recipes that are simple, nourishing and will fuel your body for a healthy lifestyle. Includes beautifully illustrated and easy-to-follow recipes such as Roasted Harissa Lamb, Frozen Blueberry Yoghurt and gluten-free Banana and Strawberry Bread - all perfectly balanced to help you keep your nutrition on track and your fitness goals in reach. If you want to be fit and healthy, you can! There are no excuses, eat right to Get Commando Fit.
Family Favourites: Delicious Classics from the Family Table

Family Favourites: Delicious Classics from the Family Table

Sally Wise

$24.99

Tried and true recipes you'll cook for the family every day. Sally Wise, author, home chef, cooking school teacher, is an expert at rustling up delicious, nutritious and fuss-free food. Her books have become national bestsellers and she has taught a legion of fans how to get the best out of seasonal produce. In this book Sally focuses on the recipes she uses every day, the dishes she's adapted and perfected over the years of fussy small children (one of who wouldn't eat ice-cream unless it was heated). From classics like creamy pumpkin soup, the perfect roast chicken and a killer pavlova to slightly more adventurous fare like Beef and Guinness, this is Sally's most accessible cookbook to date.
1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die: A Food Lover's Life List

1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die: A Food Lover's Life List

Mimi Sheraton

$39.95

This book delivers on the promise of its title, selecting from the best cuisines around the world (French, Italian, Chinese, of course, but also Senegalese, Lebanese, Mongolian, Peruvian, and many more) - the tastes, ingredients, dishes, and restaurants that every reader should experience and dream about, whether it's dinner at Chicago's Alinea or the perfect empanada. In more than 1,000 pages and over 550 full-colour photographs, it celebrates haute and snack, comforting and exotic, hyper-local and the universally enjoyed: a Tuscan plate of Fritto Misto. Saffron Buns for breakfast in downtown Stockholm. Bird's Nest Soup. A frozen Milky Way. Black truffles from Le Perigord.
The Best Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Baking Recipes

The Best Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Baking Recipes

Grace Cheetham

$29.99

For many coeliacs or people allergic or intolerant to gluten and/or dairy, making any of these seems far too difficult. But best-selling author and leading expert in the thriving free-from community, Grace Cheetham shows how easy it is to work with gluten-free flours and grains, and dairy-free products, to transform their culinary lives.

Intolerant to both gluten and dairy, Grace has spent years developing delicious recipes from alternative ingredients to inspire those who follow her popular blog. And now with every large supermarket stocking a wide range of these gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients, it's never been easier to bake up a feast! From breads and biscuits to cakes and desserts, and even baked main meals, Grace's new book offers so much variety you'll never feel like you're missing out again. Soft bread with sun-dried tomatoes and fragrant thyme leaves, Carrot and Cardamom Cake with a fluffy lime frosting, or Turkish Lamb Pizzas made with Flatbread  -  these are just a few of the dishes you can create. 

What's more, all the irresistible recipes in The Best Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Baking Recipes take the stress out of baking free-from food  -  whether you are an experienced cook or just starting out in the kitchen. With stunning photography and design, this book is the ultimate guide to gluten-free and dairy-free baking.
The Best of Gretta Anna

The Best of Gretta Anna

Gretta Anna Teplitzky ,  Martin Teplitzky

$49.99

The much-loved Gretta Anna Teplitzky is to Australian cuisine what Julia Child was to American cuisine, introducing the home cooks of Australia to her own unique style of fabulous French-style cooking, with her practical, no-nonsense recipes that work every time. Here, for the first time, is an updated selection of recipes from her two bestselling books, lovingly curated by her son Martin, a talented chef in his own right. What's more, you'll find sixty original, never-before-published Gretta Anna recipes, plus a selection of some of Martin's own recipes. This is a book you'll return to time and again, for Gretta Anna's iconic take on classics such as French Onion Soup, Bouillabaisse, Coq au Vin (red or white, your choice), Cassoulet, Leg of Lamb with Garlic and Thyme and Potato Dauphinoise. Not to mention the cakes and desserts - everything from the famous Anna's carrot cake, through to apple strudel and chocolate mousse. Gretta Anna's mantra was that cooking should be fun. As you make your way through these scrumptious recipes, you'll see that, guided by the right hands, it is.
Bitter: A Taste of the World's Most Dangerous Flavour

Bitter: A Taste of the World's Most Dangerous Flavour

Jennifer McLagan

$49.99

Jennifer McLagan returns with her new book on one of our least understood flavours. Sparked from memories of eating white grapefruit as a child, this guide has developed into an intricate exploration into the bitter taste experience. The world of the unused and under-loved ingredient is Jennifer's speciality, and with Bitter she opens up her readers' imaginations to the most misunderstood of foods. Her book will not only help you to discover the delights of the radicchio or the dandelion, but show how you can use them to enhance the much sweeter palate we've come to depend upon. Bitter takes you on a journey through the broad range of the bitter scale, from the subtle to the very bitter as well as a few ingredients that will surprise you. Accompanied with various titbits on the history and science behind these flavours, Jennifer's book brings you an astounding array of beautiful recipes that will entice even the most sweet-toothed to give them a try.
Bake

Bake

Valli Little

$19.99

Bite-sized books to suit every taste from ABC delicious. this fabulous series of small-format books is lovingly curated from the successful cookbook collection by bestselling author Valli Little and the team behind Australia's most trusted food magazine, ABC delicious. Packaged with the rich photography and beautiful design you have come to expect from the delicious. collection, each book contains 60 essential recipes. the books are themed so you can choose the perfect gift or occasion - Bake, featuring sweet and savoury treats; Simple, for easy everyday cooking; and Sizzle, with moreish recipes for the barbecue, grill and frying pan. And best of all, they're only bite-sized... so you don't have to feel guilty about treating yourself to all three.
Simple

Simple

Valli Little

$19.99

Bite-sized books to suit every taste from ABC delicious. this fabulous series of small-format books is lovingly curated from the successful cookbook collection by bestselling author Valli Little and the team behind Australia's most trusted food magazine, ABC delicious. Packaged with the rich photography and beautiful design you have come to expect from the delicious. collection, each book contains 60 essential recipes. the books are themed so you can choose the perfect gift or occasion - Bake, featuring sweet and savoury treats; Simple, for easy everyday cooking; and Sizzle, with moreish recipes for the barbecue, grill and frying pan. And best of all, they're only bite-sized ...so you don't have to feel guilty about treating yourself to all three.
Sizzle

Sizzle

Valli Little

$19.99

Bite-sized books to suit every taste from ABC delicious. this fabulous series of small-format books is lovingly curated from the successful cookbook collection by bestselling author Valli Little and the team behind Australia's most trusted food magazine, ABC delicious. Packaged with the rich photography and beautiful design you have come to expect from the delicious. collection, each book contains 60 essential recipes. the books are themed so you can choose the perfect gift or occasion - Bake, featuring sweet and savoury treats; Simple, for easy everyday cooking; and Sizzle, with moreish recipes for the barbecue, grill and frying pan. And best of all, they're only bite-sized ...so you don't have to feel guilty about treating yourself to all three.
From China to Vietnam: A Food Journey Along the Mekong River

From China to Vietnam: A Food Journey Along the Mekong River

Luke Nguyen

$40.00

The Mekong is one of Asia's most famous rivers, twisting through gorgeous rainforests and mountains. Join Luke Nguyen as he journeys down the river, immersing himself in the culture and communities of the countries he visits, learning stories and histories from each region as well as sampling and recreating local cuisines. Luke begins his travels in China where he explores the centuries old traditions of the Yunnan Province. He moves to Myanmar where he uncovers some of the country's unique flavours, and then onto Northern Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and finally Vietnam, Luke's homeland and the location of this mighty river's floodplains. From China to Vietnam contains over 70 recipes that celebrate popular dishes as well as lesser-known regional delicacies. Sample chargrilled pork grilled in bamboo from Thailand, steamed lemongrass and dill fish from Laos, tea-infused sesame dumplings from China or for the more adventurous, clay-pot cola chicken from Cambodia. With heartwarming stories, breathtaking location photography and stunning images, From China to Vietnam is a must-have cookbook that will be treasured for many years to come.
Gennaro: Slow Cook Italian

Gennaro: Slow Cook Italian

Gennaro Contaldo

$39.99

Beautiful, classic recipes made with passion, by the man who taught me everything I know about Italian cooking. Jamie Oliver Gennaro shows you how to prepare good Italian food with minimum effort by letting the oven or hob do the work. Slow cooking draws out flavours and softens the texture of food to create delicious, impressive, often inexpensive meals with little fuss. There are casseroles and one-pots that slowly simmer to perfection, roasts that tenderize in the oven, soups that quietly bubble away on the hob, puddings such as meringues and fruit compotes, and breads that bake to light perfection. Gennaro is a traditional, rural Italian cook. He uses lots of inexpensive cuts of meat, as well as beans and pulses, which all benefit from slow cooking, so there is plenty for the thrifty home cook to choose from. This is classic Italian food, such as Roast leg of lamb with baby onions, Rich Tyrolean beef goulash, Lasagne and Meringue with zabaglione cream and custard, that takes the hard work out of preparing supper.
Low Sugar: 30 Days to Kick Your Sugar Habit

Low Sugar: 30 Days to Kick Your Sugar Habit

Jess Lomas

$17.99

The low sugar movement is in full swing as more people open their eyes to the dangers of excess refined sugar in their diet. Weight gain; obesity; lowered immunity; heart disease and diabetes have all been in the spotlight as potential side effects of a diet high in sugar...In Low Sugar Collected Edition, Jess Lomas writes from experience; after reducing her sugar intake in April 2012 she has experienced weight loss and a renewed level of energy and zest for life. She has created a simple plan to help people reduce the amount of excess sugar in their daily diet and has developed a great collection of low sugar recipes to enjoy including breakfast ideas, snacks, dinners and desserts. This book is not about extreme dieting, it's a lifestyle change. The Low Sugar motto is simple; remove the everyday excesses and enjoy the occasional sweetness in life.
Margaret Fulton's Baking Classics

Margaret Fulton's Baking Classics

Margaret Fulton

$35.00

From Australia_s best known and most loved cookery writer comes this collection of beautifully photographed classic baking recipes. Recipes also include variations, as well as plenty of hints and tips. There are introductions for each recipe, where Margaret vividly recalls the people, events and travel that have influenced her cooking. This is a book that belongs in every kitchen.
Secrets from My Indian Family Kitchen

Secrets from My Indian Family Kitchen

Anjali Pathak

$39.99

Anjali Pathak's first memories are of making chapatis with her grandmother who founded the family business, doing her homework on the kitchen table as her mother presented her with dish upon dish to test and her father's favourite phrase - 'can we get that into a jar?' Now Anjali draws upon her family secrets in a beautiful collection of authentic Indian dishes and modern creations that are perfect for all cooks. Delve into heartfelt stories that bring Indian food to life, learn top tips for foolproof results, master classics and learn how a touch of spice can add a contemporary twist. Each of Anjali's secrets will help you create Indian food at its best - loved by generation upon generation. The recipes included vary from light snacks, such as the Bombay nuts, Spiced chicken wings and Stuffed paneer bites, to bigger bites like Chilli beef with black pepper, Vegetable biryani, or the classic Chicken tikka masala. Then, for dessert, who could resist the Baby apple tarte tatin with spiced caramel, Roast hazelnut & cardamom ice cream, or Decadent chocolate truffles?
Take One Veg: Over 100 Tempting Veggie Recipes for Simple Suppers, Packed Lunches and Weekend Cooking

Take One Veg: Over 100 Tempting Veggie Recipes for Simple Suppers, Packed Lunches and Weekend Cooking

Georgina Fuggle

$32.99

Celebrate vegetables! They are cheap, versatile and packed full of goodness. In Take One Veg, Georgina Fuggle explores the colours, textures and flavours of veggies to create delicious and wholesome dishes. In each recipe, she focuses on one veg - the star of the show - and brings out their best qualities, with ideas for brunches, lunches, week-night suppers and weekend occasions. So make the most of gluts from the garden and cheap deals at your local market, grocer or supermarket, try cooking with a new vegetable, or find an interesting way to use an old favourite - these vegetarian recipes are inspiring, nourishing and easy to create.
The Gourmet Farmer Goes Fishing: The Fish to Eat and How to Cook It

The Gourmet Farmer Goes Fishing: The Fish to Eat and How to Cook It

Matthew Evans ,  Nick Haddow ,  Ross O'Meara

$49.99

Food critic turned farmer and sustainable seafood activist Matthew Evans, along with his two best chef mates, shows us how seafood should be cooked. Simple recipes that demystify everything from abalone to sea urchin, snapper to octopus, as well as inspiration if you want to catch your own dinner rather than head to the fishmonger's. This is all about the taste of real food fresh from the sea, cooked with care and respect for the seafood populations in your part of the world.
The A to Z of Plant Names: A Quick Reference Guide to 4000 Garden Plants

The A to Z of Plant Names: A Quick Reference Guide to 4000 Garden Plants

Allen J. Coombes

$24.99

This handy gardener's reference provides the derivation, meaning and pronunciation of the most popular and interesting garden plants. Common names and synonyms are cross-referenced to the botanical name. Names are organized alphabetically by generic name and these are followed by species, sub-species, varieties, and forms. The language is non-technical and the aim is to demystify plant names, provide readers with interesting background information to naming, and empower gardeners everywhere to feel confident about naming plants. Features the most commonly grown garden plants Authoritative information from world-class botanist Up-to-date plant names Pronunciation guides
           
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