The best new food & gardening books in October

Our monthly food and gardening columnist shares four of her favourite new books in October.


TLV: Tel Aviv - Recipes and stories from Israel by Jigal Krant

Dutch author Jigal Krant is a culinary journalist, filmmaker, and radio producer based in the Netherlands. He produces and presents a television program titled The Kosher Dilemma, in which he searches for the secrets of Jewish cuisine. This is his first cookbook. Amongst gorgeous recipes for Tel Aviv’s unsurpassed fast food like hummus, falafel, shakshuka, and sabich, there are brilliant photos and essays about the city’s residents.


The Edible Garden Cookbook & Growing Guide by Paul West

We all fell in love with Paul West and his innate joy when he became the presenter of the widely popular television series River Cottage Australia. His latest book acknowledges that not everyone has the space for a market garden and so in his new book West shows you how easy it is to grow and cook some of your own food, no matter how much space you have. Included are Paul’s favourite family recipes bursting with freshness and flavour, and ideas for fun food activities to do with your friends and family.


Venetian Republic by Nino Zoccali

Nino Zoccali is a Sydney chef and a second-generation Italian–Australian with a passion for Italian cuisine. This is not his first cookbook, but here his aim is to simply illustrate how diverse the food of Venice is with seafood and ideas from surrounding islands. These recipes are steeped in history; dishes from the days when Venice was a world power. As much a book about times past as a glorious ode to the beauty of Venice, Venetian Republic will have you creating your own Prosecco-fuelled meals.


Good Food Guide 2020 by Myffy Rigby

The Good Food Guide editor Myffy Rigby has a tough job creating the most prestigious food guide in Australia each year. The 2020 edition of this acclaimed national guide reviews five hundred restaurants around Australia. It is actually astonishing when you consider the time and energy needed to create such a tremendous guide for choosy diners. Consequently, this guide is perfect for any foodie – local or visitor!

Chris Gordon is the programming and events manager for Readings.

TLV: Tel Aviv - Recipes and stories from Israel

TLV: Tel Aviv - Recipes and stories from Israel

Jigal Krant

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