Food & Gardening posts

Five tempting new cookbooks in July

by Chris Gordon

This month, our food and gardening columnist Chris Gordon recommends two cookbooks that celebrate the versatility of cauliflower and nachos, as well as a gorgeous new edition of a classic. The Margaret Fulton Cookbook: 50th Anniversary Edition by Margaret Fulton

Our Margaret once said that she thought her recipes were so popular because ‘part of the thing that women liked about my recipes w…

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Q&A with chef and author Nancy Singleton Hachisu

by Chris Gordon

Our food and gardening columnist Chris Gordon chats with acclaimed chef and author Nancy Singleton Hachisu about her stunning new cookbook, Japan: The Cookbook, co-written with Jenni Ferrari-Adler. First, congratulations on the success of your beautiful new cookbook. What a treat it is. Did it really take you three years to write and research? Was that because you wanted to include every possi…

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Five cookbooks to inspire you in winter

by Chris Gordon

Our food and gardening columnist Chris Gordon recommends five new cookbooks for battling seasonal blues. Three Decades On: Lake House and Daylesford by Alla Wolf-Tasker

If you are reading this column, then you already know about the great Alla Wolf-Tasker, the award-winning creator of the Lake House dining experience and champion of local produce and Australian cuisine. Do not be daunted by…

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Four new cookbooks for the home cook

by Chris Gordon

Our food and gardening columnist Chris Gordon recommends four new cookbooks this month that will transport you from India to Tokyo. The Indian Vegetarian Cookbook by Pushpesh Pant

Professor Pushpesh Pant’s first book, India: The Cookbook was a comprehensive guide to Indian cooking, with over 1,000 recipes covering every aspect of India’s rich and colourful culinary heritage. In this gorgeou…

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Go vegan with one of these terrific cookbooks

by Ellen Cregan

Readings bookseller Ellen Cregan shares some of her favourite cookbooks for going vegan. For a good cause

Edgar’s Mission is an animal sanctuary that cater to creatures of all sizes, from guinea pigs to regular pigs. At the end of 2017, Cooking With Kindness was released to help raise funds for the organisation. This cookbook brings together dozens of recipes from some of Australia’s favour…

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We test out ANZAC biscuit recipes

Our staff tested out recipes for Anzac biscuit recipes to find the best one. Here’s what happened. Lian Hingee tried to replicate her Nana’s recipe

My Nana used to make Anzac biscuits, which she’d keep in a tin for when we came to visit. They were very crisp, very caramelised, and very very thin with lacy edges – almost more like a Florentine than an Anzac. She must have made them so many t…

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Five new cookbooks to whet your appetite

by Chris Gordon

Our food and gardening columnist Chris Gordon recommends five new cookbooks this month. One Knife, One Pot, One Dish by Stéphane Reynaud

Much-loved French chef Stéphane Reynaud is well-known for making French fare convivial for all (except vegans). This book shows us the tricks of the trade and celebrates Reynaud’s considered approach to family cooking. This is a perfect book for cooks at a…

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We test out hot cross bun recipes

With Easter around the corner, three of our staff have tried their hand at making their own hot cross buns. To inspire our competitors, we were happy to offer an advance copy of Liz Harfull’s beautiful cookbook, Tried, Tested and True, to whoever made the very best buns. This cookbook is due to arrive in-store in April, and is one of the most anticipated for the year. Ellen Cregan made vegan …

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Three new cookbooks for the home cook

by Chris Gordon

Our food and gardening columnist Chris Gordon shares three new cookbooks that are perfect for home cooks. The Zero F*cks Cookbook by Yumi Stynes

Usually I do not enjoy cookbooks written by media celebrities. I do not consider people in the media to be reliable sources for my meal inspiration. Well, let me sing a different tune about this truly wonderful, practical cookbook by Australian tel…

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We test out recipes from Sticky Fingers, Green Thumb

Earlier this week we roadtested different recipes from Hayley McKee’s inspiring new cookbook, Sticky Fingers, Green Thumb, which demonstrates how to use vegetables, herbs and edible flowers in baking. We invited Hayley to come in and select the best one! Here are the results… Kara Nicholson made ‘Honey for Ray’ (pg. 113):

The ‘tastes of nature’ in this cake were fennel, honey and lemon myr…

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