30 essential modern cookbooks

The Cook's Companion,

The Cook’s Companion,

Stephanie Alexander

Intended to be used everyday. This work features recipes from apple tart to zuccini souffle. It offers advice and shows which foods go best together.

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Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi

Jerusalem sets 100 of Yotam and Sami's inspired, accessible recipes within the cultural and religious melting pot of this diverse city. With culinary influences coming from its Muslim, Jewish, Arab, Christian and...

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Australian Fish and Seafood Cookbook: The Ultimate Kitchen Companion

Australian Fish and Seafood Cookbook: The Ultimate Kitchen Companion

John Susman, Anthony Huckstep, Sarah Swan, Stephen Hodges

Written by the most respected authorities on seafood in the country, this landmark publication contains all you need to know about selecting and preparing over 60 types of fish and seafood, including catching methods, notes on...

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Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton, Michael Pollan

A beautifully illustrated and visionary New York Times bestseller that distils decades of professional experience into just four simple elements - and will set you free from recipes forever

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Phillippa's Home Baking

Phillippa’s Home Baking

Richard Cornish, Phillippa Grogan

Phillippa Grogan is the face and name behind Phillippa's, a well-respected bakery known for its delicious range of traditional baked goods, such as fruit muffins, slices, chocolate cakes and the lightest sponges, as well as...

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Community: Salad Recipes from Arthur Street Kitchen

Community: Salad Recipes from Arthur Street Kitchen

Hetty McKinnon

A collection of 60 of the most interesting, delicious salad recipes you'll find, from an absolutely charming one-woman show ... the Arthur Street Kitchen.

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Maggie's Harvest

Maggie’s Harvest

Maggie Beer

Brings together over 350 of the author's signature recipes, detailed descriptions of her favourite ingredients and inspiring accounts of memorable meals with family and friends. This work features recipes that highlight her...

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Moroccan Soup Bar: Recipes of a spoken menu and a little bit of spice...

Moroccan Soup Bar: Recipes of a spoken menu and a little bit of spice…

Hana Assafiri

Drive down St George's Road in North Fitzroy on the evenings the Soup Bar is open and you'll find a queue stretching out the door and around the corner.With its brightly coloured interior, refreshing spoken menu and...

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Simple Chinese Cooking

Simple Chinese Cooking

Kylie Kwong, Earl Carter

Kylie Kwong's philosophy is to use the freshest produce and cook it simply to make the most of the clean flavours. All the necessary ingredients are available at your supermarket and Kylie's recipes are friendly and...

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Basics to Brilliance

Basics to Brilliance

Donna Hay

Australia's bestselling cookbook author returns with a stunning new book, Basics to Brilliance - and a TV series tie in. Australia's most trusted and best-selling cookbook author, Donna Hay, wants to take you from basics to...

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Mr Wilkinson's Simply Dressed Salads: A Cookbook to Celebrate the Seasons

Mr Wilkinson’s Simply Dressed Salads: A Cookbook to Celebrate the Seasons

Matt Wilkinson

Make salad the main event rather than just a humble side dish using grains, meats and exciting flavour combinations. Mr. Wilkinson's Simply Dressed Salads showcases 52 delicious salad recipes - one for every week of the year.

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Home

Home

Karen Martini

Delicious, inventive and user-friendly recipes for every occasion from one of Australia's favourite chefs.

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Smith & Daughters: A Cookbook (That Happens to be Vegan)

Smith & Daughters: A Cookbook (That Happens to be Vegan)

Shannon Martinez, Mo Wyse

Smith & Daughters: A Cookbook (That Happens to be Vegan) ignores convention in favor of plant-based creativity in the kitchen. Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse set out to build a restaurant that's fun and full of life...

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Tartine Bread

Tartine Bread

Chad Robertson, Elizabeth Prueitt

This is a bread baker's handbook, with more than 50 recipes and over 200 step-by-step photographs, instructing how to make master baker Chad Robertson's legendary bread at home.

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Heston Blumenthal at Home

Heston Blumenthal at Home

Heston Blumenthal

The book that redefines home cookery for the twenty-first century

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River Cottage Veg Every Day!

River Cottage Veg Every Day!

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Hearty, seasonal cooking with veg - to tie in with the accompanying Channel 4 series

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A Modern Way to Cook: Over 150 Quick, Smart and Flavour-Packed Recipes for Every Day

A Modern Way to Cook: Over 150 Quick, Smart and Flavour-Packed Recipes for Every Day

Anna Jones

From the author of the brilliant A Modern Way to Eat, a new collection of delicious, healthy, inspiring vegetarian recipes - that are so quick to make they're achievable on any night of the week.

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Volume 1

Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Volume 1

Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, Simone Beck

First published in 1961, this book is a statement, not of culinary intent, but of aspiration, a commitment to a certain sort of good life, a certain sort of world-view; a votive object implying taste and appetite and a little je...

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The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

A grand tour of the science of cooking explored through popular dishes.

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Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook

Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook

Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Terry Hope Romero

The 10th anniversary edition of the go-to vegan cookbook from America's award-winning, most awesome vegan chefs and authors - with new recipes, ingredient updates, and full color photos throughout.

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 Special priceOstro

Ostro

Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Since launching Ostro online in 2014, Julia Busuttil Nishimura has gained a strong and loyal following for her generous, uncomplicated, seasonal food. As an Australian of Maltese descent and a fluent Italian speaker, who is...

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Preserving the Italian Way

Preserving the Italian Way

Pietro Demaio

An engaging mix of preserving recipes mixed with memories and anecdotes of childhood and travel. It also remembers the pioneers who travelled to Australia and have given us this rich heritage of preserving foods.

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Persiana: Recipes from the Middle East & Beyond

Persiana: Recipes from the Middle East & Beyond

Sabrina Ghayour

A celebration of the food and flavours from the regions near the Southern and Eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, with over 100 recipes for modern and accessible Middle Eastern dishes, including Lamb & Sour Cherry...

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Bill's Basics

Bill’s Basics

Bill Granger

Bill Granger, hugely popular Australian food writer, television chef and restaurateur has worked his particular magic on over 100 of his favourite classic dishes, bringing them effortlessly into the twenty-first century. Bill's...

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David Herbert's Best Home Cooking

David Herbert’s Best Home Cooking

David Herbert

In this generous collection, David Herbert brings together 200 of his most-loved recipes from his popular column in the Weekend Australian. David is well known for his down-to-earth style, using simple, well-chosen flavours to...

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Gather: Simple, Seasonal Recipes from Gill Meller, Head Chef at River Cottage

Gather: Simple, Seasonal Recipes from Gill Meller, Head Chef at River Cottage

Gill Meller

Gather is a cookbook that celebrates simplicity and nature, both in ingredients and cooking styles. Head Chef at River Cottage for 10 years, Gill Meller showcases 120 brand new recipes inspired by the landscapes in which he lives...

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AWW Children's Birthday Cake Book

AWW Children’s Birthday Cake Book

Pamela Clark

The Australian Women's Weekly's Children's Birthday Cake Book was first published in 1980 and has sold more than half a million copies. In response to all the requests we have had, often from mothers who remember fondly all the...

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Jamie's Italy

Jamie’s Italy

Jamie Oliver

Presents a collection of Italian recipes, old and new, ranging from Parma ham to Parmesan, from pannetone to panzanella.

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Momofuku

Momofuku

Chang David, Peter Meehan

The highly anticipated first cookbook from the hottest, most respected culinary star today,  Momofuku  sheds light on the phenomenon of Chang's food and his four wildly popular restaurants.   

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