Four cookbooks to inspire you in May

From beginners to foodies, from familiar flavours to new tastes, our food and gardening columnist Chris Gordon rounds up the cookbooks this month that will inspire you in the kitchen.


Good Food: Favourite Recipes edited by Ardyn Bernoth

This wonderful collection contains over 100 recipes chosen by Good Food editor Ardyn Bernoth that have been brought together from wonderful Australian chefs including Jill Dupleix, Helen Goh, Andrew McConnell (my favourite) and Katrina Meynink. There are inspirational, easy weeknight meals along with plenty of delicious dishes to impress your guests, such as Danielle Alvarez’s chocolate trifle and Neil Perry’s spicy braised lamb with roast pumpkin.


The Recipe by Josh Emett

New Zealand’s Josh Emett, holder of three Michelin stars and best known for opening Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant at the London Hotel in New York, has collected the most important new classic recipes to have emerged in the last fifty years from the world’s most acclaimed chefs. This amazing collection is the perfect gift for any foodie.


The Greek Vegetarian Cookbook by Heather Thomas

Drawing inspiration from all over Greece, English writer Heather Thomas brings together vegetarian recipes from hugely popular Greek cuisine with easy, nourishing dishes so satisfying and tasty that they will appeal to vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Introductions to each recipe provide additional information on ingredients and serving suggestions and many suggest variations to the dish itself.


Warndu Mai (Good Food) by Rebecca Sullivan & Damien Coulthard

This fabulous cookbook showcases Australian native foods, using ingredients such as Kakadu plum, native currants, finger lime and pepper berry to create unique dishes and treats – including wattleseed brownies (my new go-to dish when I want to impress!); emu-egg sponge cake; native berry, cherry and lime cordial; strawberry gum pavlova; and kangaroo carpaccio. It’s a must-have for every Australian kitchen.

Chris Gordon is the events and programming manager for Readings.

Warndu Mai (Good Food)

Warndu Mai (Good Food)

Rebecca Sullivan, Damien Coulthard

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