Food & Cooking

  • All in Good Taste

    In this charming guide to entertaining, Kate Spade New York throws rigid rules out the door and shares unpretentious ideas for the modern-day hostess that are easy, festive, authentic and always with an air of deliberate polish.

    Filled with how-tos, personal essays, anecdotes, recipes and a liberal dash of style, All in Good Taste will transform you into the hostess everyone wants an invitation from. The book covers the essential lost arts – how to shuck an oyster, curate a vibrant guest list, guide a dinner-table discussion – right alongside modern conundrums such as Instagram etiquette at dinner.

    Whether you entertain a little or a lot, or just love being the person everyone wants to sit next to at dinner, this is the modern classic you’ll treasure for years.

    $34.99
  • Apple Blossom Pie

    Kate McGhie is a farmer's daughter, the seventh generation of a family who worked and respected the land. Their farm in rural Victoria produced everything they ate. There were dairy and beef cattle, sheep and goats; the vegetable garden was huge; and the potato patch filled two acres with five different varieties. The orchard was shared: the lower third for possums, the top third for birds and the middle section for Kate's family – everyone was happy.

    In this book – with over 120 recipes and stories from her family's farm – Kate McGhie writes with wit and warmth as she explores the foundations and flavours of Australian country cooking, drawing on tradition to present classic, tried and true dishes as well as contemporary interpretations for today's table.

    Chapters include salads; soups and starters; vegetables; meat, poultry and fish; fruit; baking; preserving; and cooking for Christmas.

    $49.99
    $29.99
  • Book of Matcha

    Matcha is a Japanese green tea powder that is fondly known as 'a superhero among teas', thanks to its natural antioxidant qualities and is becoming increasingly popular around the world as its health benefits and unique taste are embraced globally.

    The book uncovers the history behind this phenomenal green powder, looking at how matcha is specially grown, graded and ground. It examines the history of matcha, how it's produced, its immense health benefits and its varied culinary uses and also features more than 40 recipes that show you how to use this versatile and antioxidant ingredient at home.

    $36.99
  • Bourke Street Bakery: All Things Sweet

    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.

    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.

    $55.00
  • Cheese & Dairy

    Nothing beats a really good cheese.

    These days you can buy great dairy products locally, made using high-quality ingredients and with a unique flavour of their own. The next step is to try your hand at making yoghurt, labneh, mozzarella and even delicious matured cheeses yourself. The River Cottage ethos is all about knowing the whole story behind what you put on the table; and as Steven Lamb explains in this thorough, accessible guide, the key ingredient is milk. He shows you exactly what to do to take it from its liquid form to a wide range of dairy products, from clotted cream to a washed-rind cheese.

    There are also plenty of gorgeous recipes that make the most of cheese and other dairy goods – as you'd hope, they involve such pleasures as dunking carbs into a pot of melty cheese; biting down on a delicate cheese wafer; or whipping up the best ever cheesecake.

    With an introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and plenty of helpful photographs, this book is the ideal guide to crafting and enjoying cheese and other dairy products.

    $34.99
  • Chocolate: The Tasty Treat
    This book gives a brief history of chocolate, explains the production of cocoa and chocolate from the cacao bean, how chocolate is made, the different types, world markets and trends in chocolate consumption.

    There are hints on how to enjoy it, the pros and cons of its possible health and nutrition properties, fascinating facts – and 55 choice recipes, sweet and savoury.
    $9.99
    $4.00
  • Coming Home to Eat
    With this new, easy-to-use cookbook, learn how to incorporate organic, wholesome and nutrient rich food simply and easily into your everyday life.

    With a range of delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner meals, snacks and accompaniments such as jams and chutneys, great tips to help save time and money while eating in a healthy, sustainable way, and simple strategies for shopping, food preparation and storage, this will make a wonderful addition to your cookbook collection.
    $36.95
    $9.99
  • Complete Guide to Making Mead

    The Complete Guide to Making Mead is a thoroughly up-to-date, modern and authoritative guide to homemade mead. Best of all, it has something for everyone, from the stone-cold beginner to the seasoned veteran. Award-winning mead-maker Steve Piatz presents:

    • A brief history of the fermented beverage
    • An introduction to the basic process including ingredients and equipment
    • Advanced techniques, such as oaking, clarifying, aging spicing, and blending
    • Guidance on developing recipes and troubleshooting
    • Dozens of recipes for basic meads (honey only), melomels (honey and fruit), metheglins (honey and spices) and braggots (honey and malt)

    $34.99
  • Cookies
    This elegant recipe book celebrates a bygone era when dressing up, serving tea in fine china and writing personal thank you notes afterwards was simply good manners.

    The recipes include both classics of their time (jam thumbprint; shortbread) and new, more adventurous tastes and textures (date and sesame; rosemary and raisin). Evocative full-page colour photos of finished cookies in setting.
    $29.95
    $9.99
  • Cornersmith

    When the authors opened the doors to Cornersmith in Sydney's inner west, they wanted the food to represent the sustainable ethos they held to when cooking at home: making everything from scratch using local, in-season produce; avoiding processed foods; and pickling and preserving to reduce waste. But most importantly, they wanted to serve great-tasting, good-for-you food that everyone would love...

    From day one the locals flocked in, and Cornersmith has since grown to incorporate a picklery, cooking school and a produce-trading system where customers can swap home-grown produce for a coffee or a jar of pickles.

    This book brings together favourite dishes from the award-winning cafe, covering everything from breakfasts, lunches and dinners to desserts, as well as recipes for their most popular pickles, jams, compotes, chutneys, relishes and fermented foods. Cornersmith food is about following the seasons, not the latest fad; it's about opening your eyes to the bounty available in your own neighbourhood and showing you how best to use it.

    About the Authors Alex Elliott-Howery and James Grant are the husband and wife team behind this Marrickville cafe and picklery, Cornersmith. Together they head a team that includes chefs, cheesemakers, picklers and preservers.

    $49.99
  • Cornersmith: Salads & Pickles

    Make vegetables the hero of your plate.

    The Cornersmith way to eat is about bringing together a variety of deliciously simple elements. Make one or two vegetable dishes, open a jar of pickles or ferments, add a good loaf of bread and perhaps an easy protein – a great piece of cheese, some eggs, a slice of grilled meat or fish. No diets, no superfoods, no guilt... Just good food with more taste and the added benefit of cutting down food waste.

    From the award-winning Cornersmith cafes and Picklery comes a focus on seasonal salads, pickles and preserving. Including dozens of simple ideas for fresh ingredients that might otherwise be thrown away, Cornersmith: Salads & Pickles is your handbook to putting vegetables at the centre of the way you eat.

    $39.99
  • delicious. daily

    Everyday meals can be made extraordinary with delicious. daily, an essential collection of more than 100 new recipes, each with a genius twist. Fill your kitchen with the gorgeous aromas of simply great food and shake up your recipe repertoire with this book full of fantastic twists on your go-to favourites.

    With cook's tips and creative variations from the team at delicious. magazine, these tried-and-tested recipes will inspire you from breakfast to bedtime with sensational dishes to make every day of the week. Start your morning right with Chia and Oat Pancakes or a Vintage Cheddar and Zucchini Slice. Reinvented classics such as our Succulent No-Fail Roast Chicken with Chilli Brown Rice Stuffing and Oven-Baked Pork Meatballs will have family and friends asking for more. From nourishing soups, homemade gourmet pizzas and meat-free mains to Zesty Oregano and Lemon Prawns, Caramelised Pork Belly and a decadent Gaytime-inspired cake, there's plenty here for everyone to enjoy.

    Food is life. Make it delicious. Every single day.

    $44.99
  • Dinner Ladies: Fill Your Fridge and Freezer

    The evening, when time and patience are at their shortest, can be the worst part of the day to throw a meal together. And then there are the unexpected mouths to feed: a friend with a new baby, an elderly family member, a couple of uninvited ravenous teenagers ...

    Enter the Dinner Ladies, the fearsomely organised duo bringing delicious peace to busy households. They are the mistresses of stocked-up fridges and freezers thanks to a wide-ranging repertoire of nourishing, reliable make-ahead meals

    Family-friendly favourites dominate: there are spiced slow-cooked lamb shanks; warming curries; veggie-focused 'thinner dinners'; and easy desserts that may not make it as far as the table, such as apricot, raspberry and coconut crumble or chocolate mint honey pots. Welcome the Dinner Ladies to your kitchen and reclaim your evenings!

    $39.99
  • DIY Bitters: Reviving the Forgotten Flavor

    DIY Bitters is a how-to guide that explores the history and health benefits of bitters, and shows you how to make your own to be used alone or in cocktails, tonics and even main meals.

    Herbalists Jovial King and Guido Mase teach you how to make recipes for classic bitters like orange and angostura, or explore more innovative bitters like elderflower-echinacea-honey and chocolate love tonic. You can even find a guide for creating your own unique flavours from the plants and ingredients you have on hand.

    Whether enjoyed as an apertif, digestif or as a remedy to settle an upset stomach, bitters are back!

    $29.99
  • Everything I Know About Cooking I Learned from the CWA

    With tried and true recipes for a perfect sausage roll snack, a succulent Greek-style roast chicken for dinner or honeycomb cheesecake slice for dessert, Everything I know about cooking I learned from CWA is the perfect kitchen companion.

    The book offers a selection of 120 tried and tested recipes to suit both the beginner and the expert cook. There are recipes for snacks, soups, sandwiches, salads, main courses, desserts, cakes, biscuits, slices and – of course – scones.

    $16.99
  • Farmer's Market Family Cookbook
    It's never been easier to celebrate the joys of fresh food and sustainable eating.

    With more than 100 inspiring recipes for the whole family, you'll discover why local markets are enjoying such popularity and how you can make the most of the ingredients you buy there.

    Contents:

    • Vegetables
    • Fruit
    • Meat, Poultry and Seafood
    • Diary
    • Nuts and Spices.

    Recipes:

    • Chicken with Apricots and Honey
    • Coriander Pork with Fresh Pineapple
    • Plum Cobbler
    • Lime and Ricotta Pudding.

    Plus:

    • Tips for storage.


    $34.99
    $9.99
  • Ferment

    What does your favourite farmhouse cheese have in common with crusty sourdough bread, a glass of sparkling ginger beer or a bowl of marinated olives? The answer is each is a product of fermentation, a process that harnesses good bacteria in order to preserve ingredients and transform them into uniquely delicious foods with remarkable health benefits.

    Thanks to an increasing awareness of the crucial role probiotic-rich foods play in our wellbeing, the ancient art of fermentation is experiencing a renaissance. Add to this the joy, ease and economy of making fermented foods at home, and it's no wonder we are scrunching, pickling and bottling our way to better gut health and a deeper connection with our food.

    With this extensive collection, wholefood pioneer Holly Davis shares familiar and lesser-known recipes, as well as the wisdom and experience accumulated over 40 years of teaching fermentation techniques around the world. Her gentle and thorough guidance guarantees you will find a place in your home for one or more ferments that make your heart and stomach sing.

    $44.99
  • Fermented Foods for Health
    Regular inclusion of fermented foods in the diet naturally combats bad bacteria and strengthens the immune system. Fermented Foods for Health includes meal plans of fermented foods for addressing specific ailments and repairing the metabolism.

    Seventy-five delicious recipes show readers how to ferment everything from meats to vegetables, fruits and dairy – and how to utilize each of them for specific health benefits such as balancing the body's PH, increasing enzyme production and strengthening immunity.
    $27.99
  • Fired Up Vegetarian
    Who said barbecues were just for meat lovers? Ross Dobson turns traditional barbecue recipes on their heads to create colourful and flavoursome dishes that every vegetable fan and vegetarian will love.

    Drawing on culinary influences from around the globe, including South East Asia, India, the Middle East and Europe, Fired Up Vegetarian features 80 easy-to-cook recipes, with everything from silverbeet and feta gozleme to Jalapeno jam.

    Fired Up Vegetarian is a refreshing and versatile selection for anyone who savours good food.
    $34.99