Matthew Evans Alan Benson Murdoch Books Australia ISBN 9781743365816 RRP $35.00 Age 15+ Date of publication April 2016 Reviewer Megan Stuart Really everyone over the age of 15 or so should make jam. It’s not particularly complicated and if you look at this beautiful book written by Matthew Evans you will be inspired. There are some gorgeous looking recipes but the first I’ll make is the High Dumpsie Dearie. As well as jams there are pastes, sauces, curds, pickles preserves […]
Alexander Hart Smith Street Books ISBN 9781925418002 RRP $24.99 Age 9+ Date of publication March 2016 Reviewer Megan Stuart There are many reasons to get rid of plastic containers and although glass may be more fragile it has many advantages. Alexander Hart has created 52 salad ideas layered and housed in a jar waiting to be tipped into a bowl at lunchtime. This way they remain crisp and appetising. We all know that an afternoon is improved by a healthy […]
Mem Fox Julie Vivas Scholastic ISBN 9781742991214 RRP $16.99 Age 3+ Date of publication July 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart There are some lovely cook books available for children but this one is really special because Julie Vivas has illustrated it. The recipes are relatively healthy and easy to make. It is a well planned and executed idea which offers a lot of Australia’s favourite foods for children to make.
Various David Loftus Allen & Unwin ISBN 9781472904119 RRP A$45.00 Age 15+ Date of publication July 2015 Reviewer Megan Stuart Just another cook book? No! This is a beautiful book which could live on the coffee table or in the kitchen. There are interesting people (not just celebrity chefs) to read about, fabulous recipes to try and gorgeous food to look at. How flattered the chefs must have been to be invited to be part of this publication. Only 30 […]
Aine Carlin Simon & Schuster Australia ISBN 9780857832528 Published: October 1st, 2014 RRP: $29.95 Reviewed by Debbie Berger Aine Carlin has written an attractive cook book for those who may want to explore a vegan diet. She has three simple rules: Keep it simple, keep it tasty and keep it fun. Keep It Vegan follows these principles with over 100 appetizing dishes to try. The guidelines of vegan diet are explained in Aine’s introduction about why she pursued a lifestyle […]
Kim McCosker Simon and Schuster Australia ISBN: 978 09 806 29439 Genre/Key Words: Cooking Reviewer: Angela Hall http://www.4ingredients.com.au/ “Rediscover the wonders of simple home-cooked meals” This super little book changed me from a person who detested cooking to someone with a new-found joy for well made meals. 4 ingredients. It really is that simple. Kim McCosker takes the ‘complicated’ and ‘time consuming’ out of cooking and makes it all so easy you’ll wish you discovered it sooner! Easy to follow. Easy […]
Author, Kim McCosker Published by Simon & Schuster Australia. Release; November 2011. RRP; $29.99 ISBN;17435679521 Reviewed by Vicki Griffin. What an absolutely delectable book! It has a simple format, beautiful photography and easy chapters to find what you want. With ‘4 Ingredients Christmas’ one will never be stuck again for delicious, simple easy recipes for Christmas! From Citrus Glazed ham through to Plum pudding with just four ingredients is magic! I personally like the ‘The night before Christmas’ section it […]
Melanie Avery A guide to creating a great, additive-free birthday party. It is that, but it is so much more. When I started to read Let’s Party! Additive Free I had no idea I was going to gain such an education. Melanie begins the journey into the unknown world of additives by exposing some very well hidden truths. As a parent and a regular consumer, I found myself shocked and very disappointed with the standards and loop holes which allow manufactures […]