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  • BIG SALADS : The Ultimate fresh satisfying meal on one plate
    BIG SALADS : The Ultimate fresh satisfying meal on one plate
    MEAD KAT
    ISBN: 9781787132108
    Title: BIG SALADS : The Ultimate fresh satisfying meal on one plate
    Author: MEAD KAT
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Everyone loves a big salad: it's how many of us prefer to eat either when cooking for a crowd or eating alone. Summer or winter, one-plate salads make for a delicious, fresh and healthy meal. Big Salads offers 60 recipes that make the most of seasonal salad ingredients, giving people the option to eat vegetarian, vegan or use meat and fish in small amounts with a bounty of beautiful fresh vegetables, herbs and leaves.

    From Pea, asparagus and lemon labneh salad and Papaya salad with coconut poached chicken in spring, to summery White peach with prosciutto and watercress, comforting autumn platters of Balsamic fig and baked goats' cheese and wintry Parsnip tostada and roast heritage carrot salad, Big Salads make the most wonderful mealtime solution all-year round.

    Easy to throw together, and most definitely good for you and the whole family, who needs a dozen small dishes when you can have one BIG SALAD?

    Imprint: QUADRILLE
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • BIG VEGAN
    BIG VEGAN
    ASBELL ROBIN
    ISBN: 9780811874670
    Title: BIG VEGAN
    Author: ASBELL ROBIN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This is a collection of more than 450 vegan recipes that highlight the range of flavours that occur naturally within foods. For dedicated vegans or conscientious omnivores who are interested in experimenting with veganism, "Big Vegan" offers recipes that encourage health and nutrition while keeping an eye on the bigger picture - well-being, animal rights and environmental sustainability. The mouth-watering recipes afford a chance to experience the deliciousness of plant-based foods, while imitation meat dishes (learn to make your own tempeh, seitan, and tofu!) will satisfy even the most principled vegan's carnivorous cravings. A stylish and authoritative collection of more than 400 gourmet vegan recipes, "Big Vegan" will become a go-to guide for both committed vegans and those who want to experiment with a plant-based cuisine.

    Review: If you had any doubts about the growth of veganism, pick up this book...if you can. Gorgeous, inviting, and amazingly well thought out, Big Vegan is a resource you'll be cooking from for years to come. It will also come in handy as a step stool when you need to fetch that rarely needed ingredient from the top shelf.
    --Ten Must-Have Vegan Cookbooks of 2011, Joseph Connelly, VegNews



    Author Biography: Robin Asbell is a chef, food writer, and cooking teacher specialising in natural foods. She is author of two other cookery books.


    Imprint: CHRONICLE
    RRP: $36.95
    Price: $36.95
  • BITTER : A TASTE OF THE WORLDS MOST DANGEROUS FLAVOUR WITH RECIPES
    BITTER : A TASTE OF THE WORLDS MOST DANGEROUS FLAVOUR WITH RECIPES
    MCLAGAN JENNIFER
    ISBN: 9781909342897
    Title: BITTER : A TASTE OF THE WORLDS MOST DANGEROUS FLAVOUR WITH RECIPES
    Author: MCLAGAN JENNIFER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Jennifer McLagan returns with her new book on one of our least understood flavours.
    Sparked from memories of eating white grapefruit as a child, this guide has developed into an intricate exploration into the bitter taste experience.


    The world of the unused and under-loved ingredient is Jennifer's speciality, and with Bitter she opens up her readers' imaginations to the most misunderstood of foods. Her book will not only help you to discover the delights of the radicchio or the dandelion, but show how you can use them to enhance the much sweeter palate we've come to depend upon. Bitter takes you on a journey through the broad range of the bitter scale, from the subtle to the very bitter as well as a few ingredients that will surprise you.
    Accompanied with various titbits on the history and science behind these flavours, Jennifer's book brings you an astounding array of beautiful recipes that will entice even the most sweet-toothed to give them a try.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • BLACK SEA : Dispatches and Recipes - Through Darkness and Light
    BLACK SEA : Dispatches and Recipes - Through Darkness and Light
    EDEN CAROLINE
    ISBN: 9781787131316
    Title: BLACK SEA : Dispatches and Recipes - Through Darkness and Light
    Author: EDEN CAROLINE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: November 2018 New Release

    This is the tale of a journey between three great cities – Odessa, built on a dream by Catherine the Great, through Istanbul, the fulcrum balancing Europe and Asia and on to tough, stoic, lyrical Trabzon.

    With a nose for a good recipe and an ear for an extraordinary story, Caroline Eden travels from Odessa to Bessarabia, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey’s Black Sea region, exploring interconnecting culinary cultures. From the Jewish table of Odessa, to meeting the last fisherwoman of Bulgaria and charting the legacies of the White Russian émigrés in Istanbul, Caroline gives readers a unique insight into a part of the world that is both shaded by darkness and illuminated by light.

    Meticulously researched and documenting unprecedented meetings with remarkable individuals, Black Sea is like no other piece of travel writing. Packed with rich photography and sumptuous food, this biography of a region, its people and its recipes truly breaks new ground.

    Imprint: QUADRILLE
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • BLUE DUCKS : DELICIOUS FOOD THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY AND THE JOY OF SURFING
    BLUE DUCKS : DELICIOUS FOOD THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY AND THE JOY OF SURFING
    ROBERTSON DARREN / LA BROOY MARK
    ISBN: 9781742612713
    Title: BLUE DUCKS : DELICIOUS FOOD THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY AND THE JOY OF SURFING
    Author: ROBERTSON DARREN / LA BROOY MARK
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: PLUM
    RRP: $39.99
    Price: $39.99
  • BLUE DUCKS IN THE COUNTRY
    BLUE DUCKS IN THE COUNTRY
    ROBERTSON DARREN
    ISBN: 9781925481440
    Title: BLUE DUCKS IN THE COUNTRY
    Author: ROBERTSON DARREN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SEPTEMBER 2017 NEW RELEAS

    Professional chefs and farmers-in-training, Darren Robertson and Mark LaBrooy are passionate about growing, sourcing and making their own food. In their third cookbook, Mark and Darren share more than 90 delicious recipes, based on their experiences and adventures at their farm café in Byron Bay. As with their previous books there is still a focus on their love for whole grains, free-range meat, sustainable seafood, fresh vegetables and fruit, and nuts and seeds.

    At the farm, the Blue Ducks grow their own veggies and produce, keep chickens for eggs and even farm their own pigs for meat. Some of this produce is then served at the café restaurant on site. This project has made the boys even more passionate about knowing where their food comes from, making things from scratch and using wholefoods in their cooking.

    Imprint: PLUM
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • BOOK OF VERMOUTH : A bartender and a winemaker celebrate the world's greatest aperitif
    BOOK OF VERMOUTH : A bartender and a winemaker celebrate the world's greatest aperitif
    BYRNE SHAUN
    ISBN: 9781743793992
    Title: BOOK OF VERMOUTH : A bartender and a winemaker celebrate the world's greatest aperitif
    Author: BYRNE SHAUN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: JULY 2018 NEW RELEASE

    With over 100 classic and modern cocktail recipes, The Book of Vermouth explores every aspect of the drink and shows just how much you can do with it, on top of a delicious Martini or Negroni.

    An introductory section offers a comprehensive guide to the essentials of vermouth, including the grape varieties, production, botanicals and wormwood (the key ingredient in making the drink). The main part of the book is dedicated to the many different ways to serve, drink and store vermouth. With chapters on Vermouth Neat, Vermouth in Spring, Vermouth in Summer, Vermouth in Autumn and Vermouth in Winter, as well as Bitter Edge of Vermouth, Stirred & Up, Vermouth Party and After Dinner, the book provides recipe ideas for enjoying it on every conceivable occasion.

    Vermouth is increasingly used in cooking and there are seasonal food recipes peppered throughout from chefs such as Kylie Kwong, Ben Shewing and Andreas Papadakis (Tipo 00).

    Winemaker Gilles Lapalus and bartender Shaun Byrne are your expert guides to this most fashionable of drinks, this book is the must-have new release in alcohol books.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • BOOZE AND VINYL : A Spirited Guide to Great Music and Mixed Drinks
    BOOZE AND VINYL : A Spirited Guide to Great Music and Mixed Drinks
    DARLINGTON ANDRE
    ISBN: 9780762463473
    Title: BOOZE AND VINYL : A Spirited Guide to Great Music and Mixed Drinks
    Author: DARLINGTON ANDRE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The renaissance of vinyl remains strong and has brought back the listening session: playing one album, all the way through, preferably with a drink in hand. BOOZE AND VINYL -- a collection of groundbreaking albums paired with mood-setting mixed drinks -- is sure to please both fans of great music and cocktail enthusiasts.

    BOOZE AND VINYL explores the intersection of timeless music and mixed drinks with a spotlight on 70 great records from the 1950s through the 2000s.

    From modern craft cocktails to old standbys, prepare to shake, stir, and just plain pour your way through some of the best wax ever pressed. Wickedly designed and featuring photography throughout, BOOZE AND VINYL is organized by mood, from Rock to Chill, Dance, and Seduce. Each entry has liner notes that underscore the album's musical highlights and accompanying cocktail recipes that complement the music's mood, imagery in the lyrics, or connect the drink to the artist. This is your guide to a rich listening session for one, two, or more.

    Among the 70 featured albums are: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club, Purple Rain, Sticky Fingers, Born To Run, License to Ill, Appetite for Destruction, Thriller, Like a Virgin, Low End Theory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, Hotel California, Buena Vista Social Club, Back to Black, Pet Sounds, Vampire Weekend, and many more

    Imprint: RUNNING PRESS
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • BOQUERIA : A Cookbook from Barcelona to New York
    BOQUERIA : A Cookbook from Barcelona to New York
    VIDAL MARC
    ISBN: 9781632864949
    Title: BOQUERIA : A Cookbook from Barcelona to New York
    Author: VIDAL MARC
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The definitive cookbook of the celebrated Boqueria restaurants, inspired by the best of Barcelona tapas.

    The essence of Barcelona tapas is that single, savory, lip-smacking bite that pairs best with a glass of wine and a group of friends. For Boqueria- A Barcelona Cookbook, chef Marc Vidal captures the definitive experience of New York City 's famed Boqueria restaurants, celebrated for the traditional, mouth-watering tapas like patatas bravas, Iberian ham croquettes, blistered green peppers, and bacon-wrapped dates, all of which appear in these pages, along with the restaurant 's signature authentic, seasonal dishes like garlicky sauteed shrimp, Spanish meatballs, and classic, saffrony seafood paella.

    Detailed insights into the history and the day-to-day life of the restaurant complete this sumptuous cookbook, while the recipes take center stage, each accompanied by a stunning photograph. Specially commissioned shots of Barcelona--including the legendary Boqueria fresh market and the best of Barcelona 's tapas bars--capture the inspiration for chef Vidal 's recipes and the heart of Spanish cooking.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • BORAGO : Coming from the South
    BORAGO : Coming from the South
    GUZMAN RODOLFO
    ISBN: 9780714873978
    Title: BORAGO : Coming from the South
    Author: GUZMAN RODOLFO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Internationally acclaimed star chef Rodolfo Guzman of Borago introduces the exciting world of high-end Chilean gastronomy

    Chef Rodolfo Guzmán serves a dynamic, wildly imaginative tasting menu at his acclaimed Santiago restaurant Boragó, using only native Chilean ingredients – often reinventing his courses mid-service. The book combines his fascinating narratives about Chilean geography and ingredients, his never-before-published notebook sketches of dishes and creative processes, and gorgeous landscape and food photographs that introduce readers to the distinctive pleasures of Chilean culture and cuisine. This is rounded off by Guzmán's selection of 100 savoury and sweet recipes exclusively chosen from the menu at Boragó.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $80.00

    Price: $80.00
  • BOURKE STREET BAKERY
    BOURKE STREET BAKERY
    ALLAM P / MCGUINNESS D
    ISBN: 9781741964332
    Title: BOURKE STREET BAKERY
    Author: ALLAM P / MCGUINNESS D
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A complete guide to baking from the founders of the acclaimed Bourke Street Bakery. With delectable sweet treats right through to savoury specialities, and thorough technique details and stunning photography, this is the perfect baking companion for the beginner and the more advanced.

    Bourke Street Bakery is a sumptuously illustrated guide to baking and includes all the techniques, hints and tips the novice will ever need to achieve artisanal quality bread and pastry at home. Passionate owners Paul Allam and David McGuiness share the secrets of more than 90 of their exceptional creations. Beautiful photography captures the mouthwatering detail of the buttery, crumbly fare as well as the infectious vibe of the bakery itself.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • BOURKE STREET BAKERY : All Things Sweet
    BOURKE STREET BAKERY : All Things Sweet
    MCGUINNESS DAVID
    ISBN: 9781743369319
    Title: BOURKE STREET BAKERY : All Things Sweet
    Author: MCGUINNESS DAVID
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    From the easiest of foolproof cakes, to the crumbliest of pastries and pies, and the most buttery, flaky croissants and danishes - All Things Sweet represents years of testing, adapting and refining secret recipes.

    A companion to the definitive and international bestselling bread bible, Bourke Street Bakery, here at last is the comprehensive guide to baking cakes, sweet pastries, tarts and more, with the Bourke Street twist.

    There's a reason this tiny iconic store in a corner of Sydney is now opening kitchens internationally - and that reason is irresistibly delicious baking.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $55.00

    Price: $55.00
  • BRAE : RECIPES AND STORIES FROM THE RESTAURANT
    BRAE : RECIPES AND STORIES FROM THE RESTAURANT
    HUNTER DAN
    ISBN: 9780714874142
    Title: BRAE : RECIPES AND STORIES FROM THE RESTAURANT
    Author: HUNTER DAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The debut book from Dan Hunter, the celebrated award-winning pioneer of modern Australian food

    In the countryside outside Melbourne, Chef Dan Hunter has transformed a rustic farmhouse into the award-winning Brae, one of Australia's most exciting dining destinations. Brae attracts diners from around the world with its fine-dining approach to hyper-local cuisine. In this, his first book, Hunter explores the theme of place and its impact on him and on his unique style of cooking. Set against the dramatic backdrop of Australia's landscape, his story is reflected in lush colour photography of his food and the environment.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $75.00

    Price: $75.00
  • BREAD AND BUTTER : History Culture Recipes
    BREAD AND BUTTER : History Culture Recipes
    SNAPES RICHARD / HARRINGTON GRANT / HEMINGWAY EVE
    ISBN: 9781787131736
    Title: BREAD AND BUTTER : History Culture Recipes
    Author: SNAPES RICHARD / HARRINGTON GRANT / HEMINGWAY EVE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Bread & Butter is a love letter to two glorious, artisanal products that have graced our tables for centuries. The book delves deep into the history and culture behind the bread and butter partnership, taking a global overview that brings us to the present day.

    It also shares more than 50 outstanding sweet and savoury recipes that celebrate the best of both bread and butter. There are key recipes for a variety of breads (flatbreads, brioche, grain loaf) and butters (real butter, ghee, flavoured spreads), as well as recipes that bring the two together, from simple buttermilk scones or bread puddings, to a brioche and brown butter ice-cream and spelt buttermilk pancakes.

    Bread and butter are put on the table to be eaten and enjoyed, and this book shows you how to prepare both brilliantly - but it also explores how bread and butter are used in celebration, myth and story across the world. It covers the traditions, the flavours and the making processes. And it's a celebration of the most humble, but arguably most important, pairings in food history.

    Imprint: QUADRILLE
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • BREAD BIBLE
    BREAD BIBLE
    BERANBAUM ROSE LEVY
    ISBN: 9780393057942
    Title: BREAD BIBLE
    Author: BERANBAUM ROSE LEVY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Bread Bible gives bread bakers 150 of the meticulous, foolproof recipes that are Rose Levy Beranbaum's trademark. Her knowledge of the chemistry of baking, the accessibility of her recipes, and the incomparable taste of her creations make this book invaluable for home cooks and professional bakers alike. Recipes include bread made with yeast starters, quick breads, flatbreads, brioche, and much more. From ciabatta, semolina, rye, and sourdough breads to bagels, biscuits, crumpets, and pizza dough, The Bread Bible covers all the baking bases. "Understanding" and "Pointers for Success" sections explain in simple, readable language the importance of various techniques and ingredients demonstrated in a recipe, providing a complete education in the art of baking, with thorough sections on types of flour, equipment, and other essentials. Easy-to-use ingredient tables provide both volume and weight, for surefire recipes that work perfectly every time.

    Imprint: NORTON
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • BREAD IS GOLD
    BREAD IS GOLD
    BOTTURA MASSIMO
    ISBN: 9780714875361
    Title: BREAD IS GOLD
    Author: BOTTURA MASSIMO
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Massimo Bottura, the world's best chef, prepares extraordinary meals from ordinary and sometimes 'wasted' ingredients inspiring home chefs to eat well while living well

    'These dishes could change the way we feed the world, because they can be cooked by anyone, anywhere, on any budget. To feed the planet, first you have to fight the waste' Massimo Bottura

    Bread is Gold is the first book to take a holistic look at the subject of food waste, presenting recipes for three-course meals from 45 of the world's top chefs, including Daniel Humm, Mario Batali, René Redzepi, Alain Ducasse, Joan Roca, Enrique Olvera, Ferran & Albert Adrià and Virgilio Martínez. These recipes, which number more than 150, turn everyday ingredients into inspiring dishes that are delicious, economical, and easy to make.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $55.00

    Price: $55.00
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