Four new home and cooking books to inspire you this July


On Eating Meat by Matthew Evans

In On Eating Meat, food critic, chef, farmer, television presenter and restaurateur Matthew Evans grapples with the contentious topic of the means of producing and consuming animals. He examines feedlots and abattoirs, organic farms and his very own farming practices to appreciate what we are doing and why. This book could be placed in the same bucket as Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals, but here we are being guided by our very own beloved Matthew Evans.


Lunchbox Express by George Georgievski

George Georgievski is a ‘hands on’ parent that has surpassed any of us mere mortals by producing lunchbox feasts for his daughters that would make any child, parent and teacher in the vicinity envious. Georgievski started his lunchbox odyssey by conceiving the now hugely popular School Lunchbox blog that celebrates healthy, fun and easy lunches for school children. This book, with over seventy recipes grown from that very blog, will inspire your children and you.


Only in Tokyo by Michael Ryan and Luke Burgess

The premise of this beautifully presented travel cookbook is that you have only twenty-four hours to eat your way around Tokyo, from daybreak to late night. Intrepid chefs Michael Ryan and Luke Burgess discover the creative people and compelling stories behind the restaurants, bars and tea houses of one of the world’s most exciting food destinations. This cookbook is ideal for those who want their recipes to have a sense of history, time and place.


Waste Not Everyday by Erin Rhoads

Erin Rhoads is a ‘doer’ and has been showing us all how easy it is live without extraneous waste through her popular eco-lifestyle blog The Rogue Ginger. This book is a neat package of 365 ways to reuse and reduce. There are top tips for shopping, hosting parties and living the best life possible. There are no pictures of beautiful people having picnics on the beach, but rather just accessible tips to help address our climate crisis.

Chris Gordon is the programming and events manager for Readings.

Waste Not Everyday

Waste Not Everyday

Erin Rhoads

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