ABBEY'S CHOICE OCTOBER 2014 ----- Renowned chef Martin Benn takes the reader on a culinary journey through 60 of his exciting dishes. Based around four degustation menus, the book highlights the technical mastery and sheer beauty of Martin's food, with its deep connections to Japanese cuisine and flavours and its focus on texture and contrast.
Included is the recipe for Martin's incredibly intricate, exquisite Chocolate Forest Floor. Text, design and photography combine to recreate the atmosphere and the sophisticated, art deco feel of his Sydney restaurant, Sepia. Interspersed among the menus are narrative features exploring the workings of the restaurant, and the stories of its staff and clientele, while location photography captures a sense of old-fashioned, cosmopolitan glamour.
Plants are truly remarkable: even with all our modern technological prowess they still feed, clothe and shelter us, help transport us and can intoxicate and cure us.
Helen and William Bynum are expert guides to the rich histories, significance and uses of over 80 key plants in 69 entries, revealing our relationship with them, both utilitarian and aesthetic, and their multiple benefits and cultural associations.
Organised thematically, eight sections cover all aspects of our interaction with plants starting with those crops that were fundamental to the development of cultures and civilisations, and those that enliven our diet beyond the basics, such as saffron and chilli peppers. Other sections look at plants that have helped to create our material world, as well as those that are used medicinally or are revered and adored for symbolic reasons, including the tulip, the rose and the lotus.
For anyone interested in the natural world and the extraordinary diversity of flora around us, this elegantly illustrated and covetable book, published in association with the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, will be an inspiration and a delight.
ADAM'S BIG POT is a cookbook for modern families.
In his latest cookbook, Adam Liaw shows you how to prepare easy family meals and gives new answers for that age-old question: 'What's for dinner?' In this beautifully photographed cookbook, Adam takes a practical and creative approach to family cooking, creating new flavours from ingredients you already know, all in just one big wok, pan, dish or pot.
From fresh Vietnamese salads and simple South African curries, to Korean grilled pork belly and one-pot Japanese classics, the dishes in ADAM'S BIG POT are basic enough for the novice home cook, affordable enough to feed the whole family, and can all be made from basic supermarket ingredients.
Whether you're after easy classics like shaking beef, mee goreng and lamb vindaloo or looking to add new dishes to your repertoire like tiger-skin chicken, snapper rice and Japanese souffle cheesecake, ADAM'S BIG POT is your guide to simple, creative family cooking.
From the award-winning author James Salter and his wife, Kay - amateur chefs and terrific hosts - here is a lively, beautifully illustrated food lover's companion. With an entry for each day of the year, Life Is Meals takes us from a Twelfth Night cake in January to a champagne dinner on New Year's Eve. This is a book rich with culinary wisdom, history, recipes, literary pleasures, and the authors' own stories of their triumphs - and catastrophes - in the kitchen. Entries include: The menu on the Titanic on the fatal night The seductiveness of a velvety Brie or the perfect martini How to decide whom to invite to a dinner party - and whom not to The greatest dinner ever given at the White House Where in Paris Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter had French onion soup at 4:00 a.m. How to cope with acts of god and man-made disasters in the kitchen Sophisticated, practical, opinionated and indispensable, Life Is Meals is a tribute to the glory of food and drink, and the joy of sharing them with others.
You may not have heard much about the Southern Forests, but you've probably been eating fresh food grown in this region your whole life. Well-known Western Australian chef Sophie Zalokar (from the popular Foragers Field Kitchen & Cooking School in Pemberton) brings together forty producers and gatherers from the land, freshwater and sea, and creates recipes that show her love of authentic and exciting regional food, alongside the stories of the down-to-earth people who grow it. Zalokar sources seasonal produce from this diverse and abundant region to offer surprising creations. Kale and ricotta wraps are served beside a wattleseed za'atar. Mulled blueberries join elderflower fritters and sweet labna. Wild mushrooms are foraged. Fingerlimes garnish marron and avocado. Salted caramel butter is spread on a macadamia and dried pear loaf. This book is a must for anyone interested in eating fresh, local and sustainable produce, as well as an inspiration for the creative, forward-thinking cook.
'Eating more healthily isn't about denial. For example, reducing one's dependence on wheat flour and dairy ingredients, which don't appear at all in this book, turns out to be a delicious voyage of discovery. New grains, new oils, new tastes, new combinations: it all adds up to a new zest for life.' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Ever lack the time or inspiration to cook a nourishing meal after a hectic day? Delicious, health-giving food doesn't have to be time-consuming and complicated. In River Cottage Light & Easy Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall delivers wholesome delights with zero compromise on taste for all occasions - from brilliant breakfasts to goodness on the go, from crunchy salads to simple roasts and hotpots, from nutrient-packed fish dishes to lighter breads, baking and treats (we all need those!). Each recipe is dairy-free and wheat-free, and all are guaranteed to bring a fresh energy and vitality to your everyday cooking and eating. The 170 flavour-hitting recipes include: easy almond milk, pumpkin seed drop scones, savoury buckwheat galettes, wheat-free spinachy wraps, rye grissini, swede and smoky bacon soup, fragrant Asian broth, raw courgette and fennel salad with peanut dressing, Nordic slaw with rye crumbs, fish-rizo with broad beans, speedy fish and tomato curry, easiest ever storecupboard fishcakes, spiced beef with bashed beans, aromatic nutty chicken, lamb and cashew curry, smashed roast Jerusalem artichokes, beetroot burgers, perky pestos, feisty salsas, rhubarb, apple and ginger pie, peach and orange sorbet, chocolate and avocado mousse, chestnut marmalade muffins and life-loving brownies. With striking photography from Simon Wheeler, this beautiful book provides solutions to creating the most nourishing and healthy of meals as quickly and easily as possible.
Sweet Envy is an old-fashioned sweet parlour, cake shop and bakehouse rolled into one destination of deliciousness in Hobart, Tasmania, and run by acclaimed pastry-chef Alistair Wise and his wife and business partner, Teena. The recipes in this book are a snapshot - a slice in time - of the expert artisan produce of Sweet Envy: from pork and harissa sausage rolls and sticky pecan buns, to the perfect croissant, or a seriously haute-couture cake with lashings of buttery icing. Within these pages are over one hundred fabulous recipes for pastries, both savoury and sweet, desserts, tarts, old-fashioned sweets, biscuits, cupcakes, gorgeous celebration cakes and ice cream to drool over (you'll want to lick the page, seriously). The authors have worked in some of the most prestigious pastry kitchens and restaurants in the world, so these recipes are packed with the ancient wisdoms of professional pastry-chef experience. As well as this, their hilarious anecdotes and wry observations of community life among Hobart's farmers, foodies and friends, provide a refreshing and somewhat anarchic sense of humour not usually associated with the sweet art of baking.
What makes a restaurant truly great? Inside the pages of this delectable book you will discover the world's finest, oldest, most modern, and most elegant places to eat. Some are so famous that their reputations are known worldwide, others are little-known establishments you are unlikely ever to discover unless by pure chance. All are recommended by a global team of food critics and culinary writers, who encourage you to visit them and experience the fabulous wealth of delicious delights they offer. Full-colour photographs and informative, vibrant text help to bring the restaurants, their chefs, and their signature dishes to life.
Jody really knows her stuff...this is an incredibly beautiful book full of recipes from the heart. -- Jamie Oliver Healthy recipes to nourish you, inside and out. 130 delicious recipes to make nutrition easy. In Beautiful Food health food guru Jody Vassallo offers a quiet argument for the power of genuinely nutritious food to heal, nourish and restore, inside and out. If you are struggling to find lovely recipes that are low GI, gluten-free and low allergen, or you would just like to focus more on eating well, here are 130 easy but very evolved recipes that will fuel your body with optimum nutrition in dishes everyone will want to eat. Underpinned by Ayurvedic principles of eating to support your body type, Beautiful Food gently encourages you to take your own path to health, and reveals the power of the right ingredients to bring balance to the digestive system and joy to the taste buds. With recipes for every season, body type and time of day -- from Spicy sunshine eggs for breakfast, Pumpkin, fennel and black quinoa soup for lunch, to Charred chicken with chimichurri sauce followed by a slice of Black sesame chocolate cake for dinner -- you will find you can eat well effortlessly, without sacrificing flavour or treats. Gorgeously designed with images by renowned food and lifestyle photographer Jared Fowler, Beautiful Food will show you how food can be your medicine, bringing you an overall sense of wellbeing and vitality with some truly delicious dishes.
Words and wine, punch and prose: Over 5 million Americans in book clubs regularly discuss literature over cocktails. Cocktails for Book Lovers pairs the two in a beautifully packaged book, offering 50 original and classic cocktail recipes based on works by famous authors, along with bios, photos, excerpts, and book club suggestions. So dip in, pick the most enticing entry and take a sip, or start at the beginning and work your way through. Authors include: Jane Austen, Flannery O'Connor, Virginia Woolf, Maya Angelou, Patti Smith, and many more!
British gastronomy has a grand old tradition that has been lost over time. Now our most inventive chef is out to reclaim it. Heston Blumenthal, whose name is synonymous with cutting-edge cuisine, still finds his greatest source of inspiration in the unique and delicious food that our sceptered isle once produced. This has been the secret to his success at world-famous restaurants The Fat Duck and Dinner, where a contrast between old and new, modern and historic, is key. Historic Heston charts a quest for identity through the best of British cooking that stretches from medieval to late-Victorian recipes. Start with twenty-eight historic dishes, take them apart, put them together again and what have you got? A sublime twenty-first-century take on delicacies including meat fruit (1500), quaking pudding (1660) and mock turtle soup (1892). Heston examines the history behind each one's invention and the science that makes it work. He puts these dishes in their social context and follows obscure culinary trails, ferreting out such curious sources as The Queen-like Closet from 1672 (which offers an excellent method for drying goose). What it adds up to is an idiosyncratic culinary history of Britain. This glorious book also gives a unique insight into the way that Heston works, with signature dishes from both The Fat Duck and the double Michelin-starred Dinner. With a beautiful cover illustrated by the genius that is Dave McKean, his illustrations throughout, and some of the most superb food photography you'll ever see, Historic Heston is a book to treasure. You think you know about British cooking? Think again.
From the master of the barbecue tongs comes a bumper collection of approximately 200 of Ross Dobson's favourite recipes for the grill and hotplate. This comprehensive compilation draws together the best of Ross's no-nonsense barbecuing guides Fired Up, More Fired Up and Fired Up Vegetarian as well as selections from Grillhouse. It presents a versatile array of flavoursome and exciting recipes, ranging from a casual - but perfectly cooked - steak to a weekend feast for friends. In addition to much-loved traditional Australian classics there are dishes drawing on influences from around the globe - South East Asia, India, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. King of the Grill caters to meatlovers and vegetarians alike, and also features recipes for breads, dips, salads and other extras to accompany your barbecue. An introductory section provides invaluable advice on types of barbecue, temperatures and cooking times, techniques and utensils. Written with wit as well as expertise, this is an entertaining must-have book that covers all your barbecuing needs.
Quick and easy tricks, tips and recipes for super easy, super delicious meals. Donna Hay is all about making life easier. With her new book, Donna is all about giving you simple, easy and no-fuss recipes, techniques, tips and tricks to make cooking meals super easy, super delicious and super quick. The New Easy makes cooking fast, fun, easy and enjoyable, and is the perfect companion for every busy cook.
The new edition of the IACP award-winning book on spice. Cooks everywhere use spices and herbs to enhance food flavours and to create new taste combinations and sensations. From bay leaves to lemongrass to vanilla beans, a well-stocked kitchen must have a wide selection of herbs and spices. This expanded and completely revised new edition is the culmination of Ian Hemphill's lifelong experience in the spice industry. It is a fascinating and authoritative guide. Hemphill describes a wide range of global herbs and spices used in modern kitchens either alone or in wonderful blends. He completely demystifies the art of combining herbs and spices and home cooks can meet and enjoy a world of flavours previously found only at internationally inspired restaurants. He provides the 'inside story' based on his extensive experience in this ancient and stimulating industry. The third edition features 6 new spice entries (for a total of 97), 102 new recipes, 33 new curry spice blends and 17 new spice blends. There is also a fascinating section, 'Travels in the Spice Trade', that includes his personal anecdotes and travel stories. The interior pages have been completely redesigned and reorganized with full colour throughout. All the entries are listed alphabetically with a detailed colour photo of every herb and spice. There are also comprehensive and handy storage suggestions with details for every herb and spice. A full-circle culinary experience in the world of herbs and spices, this new edition is still the definitive reference in its field.
Journey with Frank Camorra through sun-drenched Andalusia: a landscape of ancient cities, white villages nestled into steep mountains, and plains planted with olive groves and vineyards. Take in colourful spring festivals and lively markets, then venture into the rugged high sierras and the stone-lined bodegas of the sherry triangle. At the southern edge of Europe, this is a place where cultures and cuisines mingle. Seafood abounds in the rich waters off the Atlantic Coast, while in the oak-covered mountains, Iberico pigs graze on acorns to produce the finest jamon, and game is plentiful. Vegetables are harvested from ancient gardens irrigated by channels built by the Arabs, who also left a legacy of Moorish spices and sweet treats. Returning to his family's home region, along the way Frank gathers authentic recipes from food and wine producers, chefs, cooks and housewives. From an olive picker's breakfast and cuttlefish in saffron sauce to the smoky skewers known as pinchitos morunos and drunken monks' cake, MoVida Solera is a celebration of Andalusian food and culture.
Through the authors' personal travels through China came the realisation that what is commonly perceived as 'Chinese food' in the Western world is only part of the story, and thus followed the inspiration to celebrate the lesser known, wonderfully diverse aspects of this ancient culture's cooking. There is a growing global appreciation for regional Chinese fare - but it is mostly unrepresented in Chinese restaurants. Kitchen and Suvalko strove to capture the essence of the simple home cooking and explore the variation in cuisine among the different regions. The result is a comprehensive compendium of dishes, divided into chapters by category, including: cold dishes, soups and hotpots, dumplings, breads and noodles, pork, chicken, fish, vegetables and desserts. Readers can delight in fermented foods from Shaoxing, river fish from Jiangxi province, smoked pork from Hunan, fish dumplings and flat breads from Shandong or bowls of fresh, steaming, soft tofu slathered in chilli and peppercorns from Sichuan villages. With food that is full of flavour, utilizes seasonal produce and is simple to prepare, and beautiful photographs shot on location, The Real Food of China will challenge everything you thought you knew about Chinese cooking!
Step into Suzy Spoon's kitchen, where the burgers, lasagne, barbecued skewers and roasts are all delicious and completely meat-free. These recipes are simple yet hearty, and show that leaving out the meat doesn't mean leaving out the flavour. There are dishes in here for any time of day and any time of year - Baked Strawberry Quinoa or Tofu and Mushroom Scramble for breakfast; and perhaps some Lentil and Pine Nut Patties or Spiced Tofu and Beetroot Salad for lunch. Easy-to-make dinners include Seitan in Black Bean Sauce, Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese, and Spinach and Caramelised Onion Tart. There are also lots of gluten-free offerings, such as Rice Noodle Lasagne, and heaps of puddings and cakes - Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding and Strawberry Parfaits with Pomegranate and Pistachio. These recipes are perfect for every day, with simple ingredients and no-fuss methods. Whether you are vegetarian, taking part in the growing Meat-Free Monday movement, just want to explore delicious meat-free dishes, Suzy Spoon's Vegetarian Kitchen will help you to find something easy and impressive to cook every night of the week.
Bestselling author Annabel Langbein is back with a brand new book featuring more than 200 fabulously simple recipes using fresh, seasonal food. In a world that places so many demands on our lives, taking a few minutes to prepare a meal and enjoy the ritual of eating together provides a rhythm to daily life and gives us a sense of belonging and connection to the cycles of nature. Home cooking isn't about performance food and fancy tricks; it's about nourishment and care. And beginning with fresh, seasonal produce is one of the simplest ways to make great food. All the recipes in Through the Seasons are designed to make the most of every season's produce-from the lightest summer salads to the most decadent winter puddings. Clever variations and substitutions to the recipes mean that many of the dishes can be cooked at any time of year with whatever produce you have to hand. There are many gluten-free and vegetarian options, plus menu suggestions for every occasion, as well as hundreds of Annabel's cooking and gardening tips and tricks. Annabel also brings her own twist to classics that will quickly become delicious family favourites-including a guilt-free black velvet cake, the ultimate roast chicken, and the best sticky Asian pork belly you will ever eat. Interactive with Annabel's website, Through the Seasons will inspire a fresh way of thinking and eating-more than just a cookbook, it's a toolkit for a good life.
6 continents, 52 countries, 80 cakes. Cake, in all its multifarious incarnations, is adored the world over. Top pastry chef Claire Clark explores six continents of cake culture in this treasury of adventurous baked delights. Discover the cakes most loved around the world and make the best versions of them in your own home. These favourites are finessed to perfection and each given the inimitable Claire Clark twist. An inspiring and diverse range of indulgent cakes for every home baker to enjoy! Photography by Jean Cazals.
This book contains a fascinating collection of delicious recipes for every kind of tea you could imagine, whether it is simple tea and biscuits, traditional afternoon tea, or a more substantial high tea for the children. You'll also find lots of ideas for special occasion teas such as children's parties and christenings. It includes Sandwiches and savouries Cakes, buns and scones Pastries and biscuits There is also an overview of all the different kinds of tea available to drink plus lemonade recipes for summer tea in the garden.
Better Made at Home includes more than 80 recipes for specialty foods you know and love. For breakfast you can make your own muesli or crostini's with homemade strawberry jam. For lunch try your hand at grinding meat for hotdogs with homemade ketchup or batter up some homemade, crispy fish nuggets for dinner. Recipes for treats include (lollipops, marshmallows and caramels), snacks (bbq popcorn, tortilla chips and pretzel sticks) and desserts (buttery shortbread and chocolate pudding). Beautiful photography combined with vintage illustrations make this a book that is both timely and timeless
Celebrating 100 years of an Australian classic cookbook The Centenary edition celebrates 100 years of an Australian cookbook classic. The Commonsense Cookery Book has been teaching Australians kitchen basics since 1914. Now this special release, including a new introduction and historical information, marks the centenary of this kitchen must-have. This is the perfect gift for any Australian cook, whether just starting out or an old hand in the kitchen or to replace that precious but tattered copy you've clung to for far too long! With more than one million copies sold, The Commonsense Cookery Book is the bible every home leaver takes with them when they fly the nest; the book you give to those who are just learning about food, and the book you can give to experts who want to go 'back to basics'. It has step-by-step recipes for everything from how to make toast to more complex dishes, as well as detailed illustrations of techniques, including how to line a cake tin, how to poach eggs and how to roll up a Swiss roll sponge. With invaluable tips on measurements, cuts of meat, the meaning of cookery terms, dietary requirements and other essentials, this is the bible no Aussie kitchen should be without.
Matt Preston's simple, hearty recipes have been finding their way into family repertoires for more than a decade now. This latest collection brings together nearly 200 of his favourite dishes, from slow-cooked roasts and tasty braises to mouth-watering desserts and tea-time treats. But it's not all twice-cooked sticky ribs and croissant bread and butter puddings; within these pages you'll also find killer kale recipes, fresh, Asian-inspired starters and more delicious salads than you can shake a stick at! Scattered throughout are handfuls of food 'hacks': 2-ingredient cakes, sneaky cheats' tips and tricks to make everyday cooking even faster.
In this very personal book, Michel Roux distils a lifetime's knowledge into a definitive work on French food and cooking. Based around 100 classic recipes that have stood the test of time, this lavishly illustrated book explores the diversity of French cuisine, which for centuries has influenced so many other styles of cooking around the world. Michel gives modern interpretations of classic dishes, with his favourite variations and accompaniments. He provides expert guidance on classic techniques as well as fascinating stories about the origins of recipes, ingredients and regional culinary traditions. In addition, there are features on French cheeses and wine. Photographed on location in France, this extraordinarily beautiful book embraces the timeless essence of French cuisine and conveys the flavours and variety of French cooking today.
When French-trained pastry chef Karen Morgan was told that she could no longer enjoy the homemade pastas, breads and pastries of her youth, she went through what most would call a gastronomic depression. But she refused to sacrifice her culinary heritage and instead spent the next five years teaching herself how to perfect the art of gluten-free baking and recipe development. The Art of Gluten-Free Baking features 100 of your favourite comfort foods transformed into gluten-free delights. These treats boast the same taste, texture, and appearance as their gluten-based inspirations; some might even say better, especially those who have tried Karen's legendary lemon-raspberry pop tarts. The secret to creating authentic texture is in Morgan's famous gluten-free flour blends for typical dough's--cake/muffin, pasta and bread. Divided by dough type, The Art of Gluten-Free Baking empowers its readers to make virtually any recipe into a delicious, gluten-free version.
On a journey around the world's most exquisite and diverse range of dishes, from Brittany to Provence, celebrated chef Joel Robuchon presents the very best in French traditional ingredients and recipes. Drawing on twenty years of research, this book explores the French culinary landscape as never before - defining regions by their specific culinary identity and practice rather than sticking to today's formal administrative divisions. In fifty beautifully illustrated and detailed recipes and featuring over 200 iconic locally produced ingredients, French Regional Food offers you the authentic flavours of France. Recipes include: Grilled Scallops from Brittany, Onion Soup from the famous Les Halles markets of Paris; Macaroons from Bordeaux. Classics of the French repertoire are here too; Cassoulet from Toulouse, Daube de Boeuf a la Dauphinoise, Black Cherry Clafoutis from the Limousin. French Regional Food reveals the traditions behind your favourite dishes, and invites you to explore less familiar places and flavours.
Jo Wheatley, winner of the Great British Bake Off 2011, shares a new collection of the hearty food she brought her three hungry boys up on, the fool proof recipes handed down to her by her Nan, and the treats she delights her extended family and friends with. All of the 100 recipes featured have been taste tested and enjoyed by generations of Jo's family, and are now ready to be enjoyed by yours. Easy recipes for little ones, tasty pies and tarts, delicious pastries and sumptuous cakes all fill the pages of Family Baking, and all will make you want to roll up your sleeves and turn on the oven. Jo's recipes are refreshingly simple and honest, and all made regularly for her family. From a classic focaccia, to delicious chocolate and honeycomb bars, perfect American pancakes and a spectacular croquembouche, Family Baking will fill your home with fantastic homemade food all year round.
Think you know vegan cooking? Lengthy, complicated recipe lists, expensive, hard-to-find ingredients, flavourless food? Think again! Let Aine Carlin, creator of popular vegan lifestyle blog Pea Soup Eats, enlighten you with her delicious recipes and straightforward tips. Keep it simple with easy-to-follow recipes, using a sensible number of ingredients that can be found in your local supermarket. Keep it tasty with chapters including Breakfast, Brunch & More, Light Lunches & Simple Suppers, Something Special, Sauces & Sides and Sweet Treats. Delight your senses and tantalise your tastebuds with Rosemary and Pear Stuffed French Toast, Santorini Spaghetti or Sweet Potato Sushi. Keep it fun - Aine is a truly creative cook who loves to whip up dishes that burst with colour and flavour, such as her Zesty Watermelon & Bulgar Wheat Salad. And don't be fooled into thinking there's no room for treats - Fudgy Brownies, anyone? But most of all, Keep it Vegan! With this gorgeous selection of 100 simple, tasty and fun recipes, newcomers and long-time vegans alike will find plenty to keep them well-fed and inspired. The vegan diet is great for your health, bank balance and the environment, so what are you waiting for? Dive in and discover these vegan delights.
In his first book, Hussien Dekmak opens the door to his country's food and traditions with over 100 delicious, authentic recipes that you can cook at home. With emphasis on fresh ingredients and aromatic spices, Lebanese food reflects the healthy Mediterranean diet, with an abundance of fresh vegetables, olive oil, garlic, fish, lamb, chicken and grains. Hussien shows how you can cater for all tastes and appetites by putting different dishes together from chapters on Soups, Salads, Hot and Cold Starters, Main Dishes, Barbecues, Sweets and Drinks.
With straightforward recipes that offer great little meals for one, you can't go wrong with this imaginative collection. From Hot Cranberry and Almond Muesli to set you up for the day, to French Onion Soup for a stylish lunch, Pasta in a Creamy Herb Sauce for supper followed by Chocolate and White Chocolate Chip Pudding for sheer indulgence, you'll be spoilt for choice. The book contains well over 100 simple recipes for: * Breakfasts * Soups * Pasta, noodles, rice and grains * Salads and vegetables * Meat and fish dishes * Egg and cheese dishes * Desserts and cakes There's no weighing, no complicated methods and no expensive or obscure ingredients, just easy, tasty, everyday dishes.
Eat like you never have before, with Dan Hong at the reins it will be an enjoyable ride. Dan's appetite for rare sneakers, hip-hop and collecting cookbooks is only surpassed by his passion for food: everything from fast food to fine dining. Growing up in the suburbs of Sydney with a food-obsessed family and a mother who fell into owning a Vietnamese restaurant by chance, Dan has gone on to become a critically acclaimed chef, working at some of the most prestigious restaurants in Australia, including Sydney's Mr Wong, Ms G's and El Loco. Dan's potent mix of proud heritage, technical skill and boundless enthusiasm for experimenting with big, bold, fresh flavours makes his approach to food truly unique. Mr Hong is as much an exploration of Dan's colourful path through life as it is a beautifully illustrated book of one hundred scintillating recipes - Vietnamese, Chinese, Mexican, as well as fusions of the three - re-imagined and re-invigorated for a new generation of food obsessives. Feast your eyes and dig in.
The definitive new guide on Thai food for home cooking, New Thai Food celebrates the delicious and unique cuisine with a focus on the essential balance between the sweet and sour, salty and bitter. A plethora of recipes await the adventurous cook: from starters to soups, salads, curries, seafood, meat and poultry, not to mention desserts. Included is a handy section on the basics of this vibrant fare. With ingredients and techniques to push the boundaries of the domestic pantry, New Thai Food starts you off with some good fish sauce, chillies and sugar. Cooking methods are uncomplicated, relying instead upon the quality of ingredients. Readers will become acquainted with such starters as Galangal and Trout Roe or Betel Leaves with Smoked Trout, before moving on to a classic Green Papaya Salad or Red Duck Curry or, even, the Spiced Curry of Spatchcock with Chilli. Deliciously sweet endings abound with tapioca, palm sugar, durian and mango. From old faves to new creations, Martin Boetz's collection of Thai cooking is full of freshness and flavour.
Belinda Jeffery's instinctive cooking style responds to the seasons. With this in mind she has divided her latest cookbook into recipes to suit the time of year, and our corresponding willingness to spend time in front of a hot stove! During the long, hot days of summer, light meals are the order of the day, such as peach, bacon and bocconcini salad or tea-smoked salmon with wasabi butter. In the cooler months, when we are more inclined to spend a cosy afternoon in the kitchen, try slow-cooked Turkish lamb with prunes, saffron and cinnamon or Boston baked beans with blackstrap molasses and smoked pancetta. And for those in-between days, be tempted by pork and water chestnut burgers with sesame bok choy or warm lentil salad with beetroot, fennel and goat's cheese. Just about everyone can squeeze in a little something sweet at the end of a meal, no matter how hearty it has been, and you will find Belinda's chocolate crackle and caramel semifreddo and butterscotch pears with almond praline hard to resist. No matter what the season, Belinda offers all the culinary inspiration you will need to see the year through in this wonderful new collection.
Vegan Al Fresco is loaded with beautiful appetisers from accomplished vegan cook, Carla Kelly. Including prep and cooking times for each recipe, as well as advice on portability, food safety issues and menu suggestions for special occasions, this book is an amazing guide for those interested in a vegan lifestyle. With full-colour images throughout, Vegan Al Fresco offers delectable and sophisticated ways for vegans to enjoy great food in an outdoor environment.
Influenced by the surrounding islands, China, and other parts of Asia, the cuisine of Singapore has long bewitched prominent taste makers such as James Oseland, the editor-in-chief of Saveur magazine. Yet, few cookbooks have truly delved into the unique flavors of Indonesian food and cooking. At last, The Food of Singapore presents a glorious cross section of traditional recipes such as Chili Crab, Hokkien Fried Noodles, and Murtabek, as well as innovative recipes for new favorites, including Tea-smoked Sea Bass and Stingray in Banana Leaf. Born in East Java, chef Djoko Wibisono is the perfect guide to introduce Singapore's delicious melange of flavors, and The Food of Singapore is a splendid introduction to a cuisine poised to become the next hot international culinary sensation.
Acclaimed chef Matt Moran shares his passion for local produce with this stunning collection of recipes. Inspired by the market garden at his Sydney restaurant Chiswick, as well as time spent visiting producers all around Australia for his TV series Paddock to Plate, Matt dishes up a mouth-watering selection of recipes with this trademark deft touch and winning flavour combinations. Try the fresh, palate-sharpening pickled vegetables and dukkah or seared kingfish with radish, avocado and wasabi to start with, then tuck into slow-cooked lamb with hummus, tomato salad and mint salsa. For sweet treats, look no further than apricot and rosemary tarts or berries and meringue with passionfruit curd.
The ultimate step-by-step, fully illustrated guide to baking perfection Baking is a hugely rewarding pastime, and this book will take you through every step of the process, from lining the tin to creating an ornate wedding cake. Multi-award winner and professional baker Mich Turner MBE offers indispensible lessons and a wealth of insider tips and knowledge. All of Mich 's expert instructions are accompanied by 1,000s of photographs showing you each step of the process - including tips on what not to do and how to avoid common baking mistakes. Making and Baking Cakes takes you through the ingredients, preparation and different cake baking methods to achieve different results, including tips for identifying and fixing baking pitfalls. Putting it All Together offers a wealth of choices for fillings, toppings, coverings and assembly. Explore the best combinations from purees to honeycomb, ganache to meringue. Learn how to handle marzipan and sugar paste with confidence and how to stack tiered cakes. Decorating: Mich takes you through the whole process from the basics, such as making the piping bag and producing straight lines, before building confidence with delicate effects such as lace, hand lettering and quilting, to tutorials on creating a selection of hand-moulded flowers, butterflies and intricate hand painting. Whether you are baking for an afternoon tea, a birthday party or a lavish celebration, Mich Turner's Cake School will provide all you need to know to become a master cake maker.
Chef George Mendes was raised in a food-loving Portuguese family and after years of cooking with the best chefs around the world, returned to his roots with the opening of his Manhattan restaurant, Aldea. His critically acclaimed dishes fuse the flavours of Portugal with the global haute cuisine ingredients and techniques he acquired through years of training. In My Portugal he offers 125 mouthwatering recipes and the stories behind them, ranging from culinary childhood recollections to his insider's guide to Portugal's regional cuisines. In addition to a selection of his restaurant recipes, such as his signature Duck Rice and Garlic Seared Shrimp, Mendes offers his takes on classic Portuguese dishes, such as a warming Salt Cod, Potato and Egg Casserole. In all of his dishes, Mendes retains the spirit of the authentic originals while adding his own touches that make his food irresistible.
Few westerners know the sensational tastes and techniques of Southeast Asian cuisine as well as Wendy Hutton. In Southeast Asia's Best Recipes, Hutton takes readers on a culinary tour of the region's most popular and best-known dishes. Hutton has spent more than four decades traveling and and eating her way through Asia, collecting the best recipes from simple country homes to elegant restaurant kitchens. In her signature, expert prose, Hutton explores the glorious splendor of Southeast Asia's rich and varied cuisine, from Singapore's fascinating cosmopolitan offerings to Thailand's sinfully spicy dishes to Vietnam's refreshingly healthful recipes. Featuring a foreword by acclaimed food writer Charmaine Solomon and tantalizing photographs by award-winning food and lifestyle photographer Masano Kawana, this essential Asian cookbook shows readers how to prepare dozens of mouthwatering dishes, including: Extraordinary Beef SatayThai Rice Soup with PorkVietnamese Mixed Coconut RiceLemongrass Beef with PeanutsGreen Curry ChickenFamous Singapore Chili CrabSpicy Sambal EggplantSoutheast Asian cuisine is more popular than ever, and with Wendy Hutton as your guide, you can learn how to whip up a festival of flavors in your very own kitchen!
Under the guidance of master patissier Eric Lanlard and fashion designer Patrick Cox, the cupcake receives a seductive makeover in this creative and innovative book. It features more than 60 ravishing recipes for fabulous cupcakes with recipes including Key Lime Cupcakes, Fat-free Jasmine & Violet Cupcakes and of course Bling Cupcakes. Edgy design and striking graphic photography make this a completely delicious new take on the world's most popular cake.
In his classic A Geography of Oysters, Rowan Jacobsen forever changed the way America talks about its best bivalve. Now he does the same for our favorite fruit, showing us that there is indeed life beyond Red Delicious-and even Honeycrisp. While supermarkets limit their offerings to a few waxy options, apple trees with lives spanning human generations are producing characterful varieties-and now they are in the midst of a rediscovery. From heirlooms to new designer breeds, a delicious diversity of apples is out there for the eating. Apples have strong personalities, ranging from crabby to wholesome. The Black Oxford apple is actually purple, and looks like a plum. The Knobbed Russet looks like the love child of a toad and a potato. (But don't be fooled by its looks.) The D'Arcy Spice leaves a hint of allspice on the tongue. Cut Hidden Rose open and its inner secret is revealed. With more than 150 art-quality color photographs, Apples of Uncommon Character shows us the fruit in all its glory. Jacobsen collected specimens both common and rare from all over North America, selecting 120 to feature, including the best varieties for eating, baking, and hard-cider making. Each is accompanied by a photograph, history, lore, and a list of characteristics. The book also includes 20 recipes, savory and sweet, resources for buying and growing, and a guide to the best apple festivals. It's a must-have for every foodie.
The Japanese and Chinese have been creating bonsai trees for centuries and it is now an internationally popular pastime. This compact and stylish guide will provide everything you need to know to grow bonsai successfully, including shaping with wires, watering, seasonal maintenance, tackling common ailments, choosing the right container, feeding and repotting. A directory of over 90 of the most popular species, illustrated with beautiful photographs, will enable you to find the tree that is right for you.
The garden at Wychwood, at the foot of the Great Western Tiers in northern Tasmania, is one of the world's most magical places. Wychwood combines Scandinavian design sensibilities with temperate-climate country-garden charm. And to top it off, the idyllic Mole Creek, which is home to brown trout and a platypus, runs through the back of the property. Wychwood commemorates a garden over 22 years in the making, brought to life by a very special family who dreamt of the simple life in Tasmania. The book details the evolution of the garden from bare paddock to world-class attraction, with its iconic labyrinth, espaliered fruit trees, naturalistic planted beds and curved, clipped lawns. It gives the reader insight into the techniques and secrets that make the design of this garden so successful, offering inspiration and encouragement at every turn, and for every level of gardener. Peter Cooper's beautiful and haunting photography captures how the garden has transformed with the changing seasons and settled into its surroundings.