Food & Gardening posts

We test out recipes from Ostro

Earlier this week we roadtested different recipes from Julia Busuttil Nishimura’s new cookbook, Ostro, and invited Julia herself to come in and select the best one. Here are the results of our office cook-off… Anthony Shaw made ‘Buttery leek soup topped with apple, pancetta and sage’ (pg. 103):

When I chose this recipe, I was thinking that it might be a mistake and that being spring in Me…

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The best new food and gardening books out this month

by Chris Gordon

Our food and gardening columnist Chris Gordon shares her favourite picks for cooking and gardening books released this month. Ostro by Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Julia Busuttil Nishimura is a Melbourne-based Italian food writer, and the creator of Ostro, an online space where she shares her recipes – and the most endearing home images ever! Her book includes interpretations of dishes from Ita…

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Make your own salami with these terrific cookbooks

by Chris Gordon

It’s salami time! Chris Gordon shares the three very best books to get you started making your very own preserved meat.

Let us start at the beginning…

The origin of meat processing likely began some thousands of years ago when humans learned that salt is an effective preservative. The procedure of stuffing meat into casings remains basically the same today, however, over time it has become hi…

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Three fabulous new cookbooks for entertaining

by Chris Gordon

Cooking with Craft Beer by Torsten Goffin and Stevan Paul

Goffin and Paul are from the home of the great home brew, and I don’t mean our own fine country, but Germany. These two beer loving blokes have scanned the entire world for beer inspired recipes. These are truly delicious and informal dishes that draw from the very best yeasty delights from all over the world including Italy, Australia,…

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Three delicious new Australian cookbooks

by Chris Gordon

Tuck In by Ross Dobson

Dobson is famous for his wonderful cookbooks about the virtues of the humble barbecue. Here, in this easy-to-read, easy-to-follow collection of recipes, he includes methods made delicious by the humble fire, but also brings a new range of treats to his collection. Taking inspiration from all over the world, here is the guide to making friends and family happy over and ov…

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Three delicious new cookbooks from around the world

by Chris Gordon

So French So Sweet by Gabriel Gate

From the very first Melbourne celebrity chef comes a wonderful collection of recipes sure to increase your appetite for a sweet end to your meal. You already know that Monsieur Gaté’s recipes are easy to follow. I consider his food writing one of the most accessible of all instructions for the home cook. So French So Sweet will make it possible for you (and h…

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Six delicious new cookbooks

by Chris Gordon

Brae by Dan Hunter

Wonder man Dan Hunter is the award-winning pioneer of modern Australian cuisine. His restaurant Brae is listed in the top 100 restaurants in the world. This book shows you why. Essentially, this beautiful book is a collection of recipes using locally grown cuisine that will take you on a journey of great imagination, with wonderful flourishes. This book is perfect for those …

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Four delicious new cookbooks

by Chris Gordon

Our events manager Chris Gordon shares four cookbooks to love in April. Also for foodies this month… Chris interviewed chef, gardener and restaurateur Annie Smithers, our staff tested out recipes from one of our favourite new cookbooks, and we’re offering 25% off a select range of our most popular cookbooks. It’s Always About the Food by the Monday Morning Cooking Club

This group of deligh…

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Q&A with Annie Smithers

by Chris Gordon

Chef, gardener and restaurateur Annie Smithers chats with our events manager Chris Gordon about her new cookbook, Annie’s Farmhouse Kitchen. Your new cookbook is a collection of the menus you’ve cooked for your wonderful restaurant (du Fermier). I love this. How do you collect your ideas to pull such an such an impressive array of recipes together? Are you a note taker?

When I first thought …

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25% off a select range of popular cookbooks

Throughout April, we’re offering a special offer on a select range of our most popular cookbooks!

Online customers will receive 25% off the full price of any of the cookbooks found here.

In-store customers will receive 25% off cookbooks that feature an orange ‘25% off ’ sticker.

This offer includes cookbooks from some of our favourite Australian cooks, such as Neighbourhood from Hetty McKinnon…

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