Booktopia Food & Drink Buzz
November 2011 | Christmas Edition
The best part of the year is upon us. Family, fun, friends and free time. The perfect time to enjoy one of the great pleasures of life - preparing and eating great FOOD. With our great range of new cook books everyone can have a go at being a master chef.

And just to add that little bit of extra Christmas magic, we have three great promotions - have a look at the goodies that come with MasterChef 3, Simple Dinners and Australian Wine Vintages.

Plus, all of the books have been discounted which means you can add to your cook book collection guilt free.

Great food awaits!

Kinds Regards,

John Purcell
The Booktopia Book Guru
Click here for more details or to buy Simple Dinners SIMPLE DINNERS by Donna Hay

Win one of 2 of Donna's own BEST EVER BROWNIE KITS.

Anyone who loves Donna's decadent bake-at-home brownies will be excited to receive this beautiful kit complete with two brownie mixes and a tin to bake them in, not to mention a few little extra kitchen essentials.

All you have to do is order the book between now and November 30 for your chance of winning.

How many times have you looked in your fridge or pantry and felt uninspired by what′s inside? This book is for you. It will show you how to take everyday ingredients and turn them into a simple and delicious dinner. It will change the way you think about cooking.

About the Author

Donna Hay is one of the best-known names in cookbook and magazine publishing in the world. Her previous books have sold more than 2.2 million copies internationally and are renowned for their fresh style, easy-to-follow recipes and inspirational photography.

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Click here for more details or to buy Masterchef Australia: Cookbook Series 3 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA:
by Masterchef

Thanks to HarperCollins, MasterChef and Booktopia, the first 100 customers to pre-order MasterChef Australia The Cookbook Series 3 from Booktopia will receive a special MasterChef timer. This will be the years biggest selling book so get in quickly and secure this cool memento of MasterChef 2011.

MasterChef has ignited the tastebuds of the nation. The new book gets behind the scenes of the show with your favourite contestants, and back to basics with ingredients and cooking techniques.

Organised in a week-by-week format, the new look cookbook allows you to take a trip back through the highs and lows of series 3 and flex your own culinary muscle with hundreds of fabulous MasterChef recipes from your favourite celebrity chefs and contestants.

Join Hayden, Michael, Dani, Sun, Billy and the rest of our jolly band of culinary heroes on their action-packed adventure from a farmer's field in country Victoria to the farther-flung pastures of Central Park, New York City.

It's one treat after another as you turn the pages of this tantalising cookbook - let "Dessert Queen" Billy show you how to create the perfect Swiss Roll or follow the gospel according to Hayden in the production of the perfect moules and frites. Let Kumar guide you through the essentials of a Sri Lankan curry and hold Mum Kate's hand as she shows you the way of her elimination-evading apple pie and custard. Yum! If that's not enough let the experts show you how: indulge in Nigella's Red Velvet Cupcakes and George's Mum's authentic koupes, hummus and tzatziki.

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Click here for more details or to buy Jamie's Great Britain JAMIE'S GREAT BRITAIN
by Jamie Oliver

This book is really special to me. It has been a long time coming, but sometimes it takes a few decades of looking at other countries to realise how wonderful your own really is. I grew up in one of the first true British 'gastropubs', which my Mum and Dad still run today. For me, the heart and soul of real British cooking is food that makes you happy and puts a smile on your face. And that's what I want to share with you: the real essence of British food, done properly.

Over the years, British food culture has embraced loads of different flavours and influences from all the people who have settled here and made Great Britain their home. I hope the food in this book reflects the open-mindedness of our culture as well as the beauty of Great Britain. There are over 100 of my favourite recipes here: some are indisputable classics, some are my versions of the classics, some should be classics but just haven't been made famous yet and others I've made up by picking from the great bounty of British produce.

Writing this book has been a real labour of love and wherever you're from, if you love food, I think it will offer you a little taste of happiness.

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click here for more details or to buy J'aime Paris
Alaub Dycasse

From a morning croissant on the Canal Saint-Martin to a magical dinner on the Eiffel Tower, Alain Ducasse takes you on a stunning gourmet tour of Paris.

Join France's most celebrated chef on a personal journey around Paris as he reveals his favourite foodie haunts including restaurants, cafes, local bistros, patisseries and other artisanal stores. From his own 3 star restaurants to his favourite icecream store, to his insider's tip on the best local creperie in town, Ducasse share the stories, histories and encounters with the men and women who make up Paris' extraordinary culinary landscape.

Lavishly photographed, Paris by Ducase showcases the gourmet highlights of the capital, telling of the Chef's passion for cookery and his sincere love of Paris. This is a work that will set all admirers of beauty, excellence and authenticity dreaming, wherever they may live. 'Paris is a Mecca to haute cuisine, where history meets French gastronomy in all its grandeur and tradition.

However this labyrinth of timeless, charming bistrots and brasseries is also a hotbed for experimentation and innovation. It is the cultural diversity and unexpected treasures within Paris I love.' (Alain Ducasse)

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Click here for more details or to buy Ritz Paris
Michel Roth

This celebration of the grand culinary tradition at the Ritz Paris features inspirational stories of three great men and is completed with sixty recipes. At the age of thirteen, the young sommelier Cesar Ritz was summarily dismissed by his employer who told him he lacked the flair and talent to succeed in the hospitality business.

Of course, Ritz went on to become one of history's greatest hoteliers, creating the Ritz in Paris and its world-renowned restaurant L'Espadon with the help of renowned chef Auguste Escoffier. Both Escoffier and Ritz loved simplicity, but perfection reigned in their finest of dining rooms.

Today, having climbed the ranks at L'Espadon, Michel Roth is now at the helm of this Michelin two-starred restaurant. His menus pay tribute to the heritage of Escoffier, using his classical standard as the backdrop for outstanding contemporary cuisine. The spectacular, award-winning egg-shaped macaroni and truffles dish inspired by Escoffier appears among the sixty featured recipes.

Superb photographs accompany each recipe, inviting the reader behind the scenes of this legendary culinary monument.

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Click here for more details or to buy Stephane Reynaud's Barbecue STEPHANE REYNAUD'S BARBECUE
by Stephane Reynaud

From the best-selling French author of Ripailles, Rôtis and Stéphane Reynaud's 365 Good Reasons to Sit Down to Eat comes this celebration of all things grilled, seared and baked - Barbecue.

With over 140 recipes irresistible recipes including tender cutlets, succulent roasts and ribs, as well as a selection of accompaniments, from minted grilled vegetables to a decadent baked camembert, there's a recipe for every barbecue get-together. Written in his well-known eccentric style, Stéphane never fails to entertain, and his passion for barbecuing is highly contagious.

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Ferran Adria

Ferran Adria for the first time, shares home cooking recipes that anyone can make inspired from the delicious staff meals at the famed restaurant El Bulli.

Including 31 menus and 93 recipes, The Family Meal is Ferran Adrià's first book on home-cooking, inspired by the delicious staff meals at the famed restaurant El Bulli. This unique book gives you step-by-step instructions showing you how to make everyday classics such as guacamole, roast chicken and chocolate cake.

About The Author

Ferran Adria is recognized as the most influential chef in the world. His legendary talent, creativity and gastronomic innovations have inspired chefs and food-lovers around the world for many years, at the helm of the iconic restaurant El Bulli in Spain. He is also the author of A Day at El Bulli.

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Heston Blumenthal

Everyone's favourite celebrity chef redefines home cooking for the twenty-first century.

Until now, home cooking has remained stubbornly out of touch with technological development but Heston Blumenthal, champion of the scientific kitchen, is set to change all that with his radical new book. With meticulous precision, he explains what the most effective techniques are and why they work.

The first part of the book maps out the new techniques in 15 sections:

1) Taste and flavour
2) Seasoning and the five tastes
3) Stocks and infusing
4) Soups and purees
5) Brining, curing, marinating, macerating
6) Meat
7) Fish
8) Vegetables
9) Pasta, grains, pulses
10) Sauces,emulsions, thickening
11) Tarts and other doughs and pastries
12) Chocolate
13) Ice cream, sorbets, custards
14) Sous-vide cookery
15) Taking control of the kitchen.

In the second part, there are 150 specially created recipes. Here at last is the secret to irrefutably perfect fish and chips, as well as a few more unconventional dishes like salmon with liquorice, or lardy cake with whisky ice cream.

Heston at Home will change the way you think about cooking forever - prepare for a culinary revolution!

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Click here for more details or to buy The Complete Asian Cookbook THE COMPLETE ASIAN COOKBOOK by Charmaine Solomon

Spices, imaginatively used, are the outstanding feature of Indian and Pakistani cookery-subtle or pungent, hot or mild, there is something to suit every palate.

This is a completely revised and updated edition of Charmaine Solomon's influential and iconic The Complete Asian Cookbook. Instantly heralded as a classic when it was first published in 1976, The Complete Asian Cookbook covers 800 classic and contemporary dishes from fifteen countries (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, The Philippines, China, Korea and Japan). Written with the home cook in mind, Charmaine's recipes are straightforward, simple to follow and work every time.

Recipe and chapter introductions give valuable information about how local dishes are prepared and served, while the comprehensive glossary explains unfamiliar ingredients (which are steadily more commonplace in supermarkets today). The Complete Asian Cookbook is a book that belongs in the kitchens of every household.

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Janelle Bloom

In this Janelle's fourth book she presents more irresistible recipes that always satisfy. This book is divided into the seasons each chapter detailing what the best produce is to buy and cook throughout the year. With both sweet and savoury recipes that are foul proof anyone can give them a go! So whether it's Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter you'll never go wrong with this one!

About The Author

Janelle Bloom is the author of Family Food and Weekend Feasts, Fast, Fresh and Fabulous and Fab Food for Family and Friends.

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Michele Cranston

Celebrate seasonal ingredients and exotic flavours with fresh + easy, the third book in our new format marie claire series. Whether you are planning an easy dinner with friends or indulging in a casual brunch, spice it up with zucchini and lemon frittata, orange flower madeleines and creamy chai brulee. Or invite a friend to laze under a cool willow and enjoy the tang of lime parfait or ruby grapefruit sorbet.

Whatever your taste or mood, fresh + easy features over 100 easy-to-prepare dishes that will gratify your senses, nourish your body and make every meal an occasion. Written by author and chef Michele Cranston and accompanied by stunning garden photography, fresh + easy perfectly captures the light, carefree and healthy lifestyle embodied by the marie claire brand.

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Click here for more details or to buy AUSTRALIAN WINE VINTAGE by Rob Geddes

We have a fabulous promotion with this book. Purchase a copy between now and December 24 to go into the draw to win one of three six packs of Cumulus Estate Wines.

Cumulus Estate is one of the leading wineries of the Orange region in the NSW Tablelands, and it produces cool climate, high elevation, hand crafted wines.

The three prize packs comprises two bottles each of 2011 Climbing Pinot Gris, 2009 Rolling Cabernet Merlot and 2011 Rolling Sauvignon Blanc Semillon. Each prize pack is worth $116.00.

Australian Wine Vintages is Australia's first wine guide and the longest running guide of its kind.

It is the only guide that answers sophisticated wine drinkers questions - what is good, what it is worth and when to drink it?

Each year Rob Geddes and his tasting panel highlight the best wines while providing winery ratings, and expert's star ratings for each wine. The unique travel section has been expanded as more wine regions now offer quality regional travel experiences. Giving the most up to date advice as to which cellar doors to visit plus where to eat and stay, the Gold Book draws not only on Rob's experiences but the winemakers of the region. Now every traveller can benefit from this insider knowledge and with these decisions sorted, there is nothing left to do but focus on enjoying their trip.

The book covers Australia's top quality wineries, gives accurate prices and value at retail, details when the wine should be drunk, displays extensive wine travel details for every wine region as well explains who to visit, when to turn up and where to stay.

The new 29th edition of AUSTRALIAN WINE VINTAGES, the Gold Book, continues to faithfully serve the wine drinker, wine collector and wine traveller supplying trusted and detailed advice on Australia's best wineries, Australia's best wines - both current releases & previous vintages, when they should be drunk and what they are worth.

In 2012, we have made space for even more of the highest quality producers from Australia plus more wines from New Zealand. Now with over 4000 wine reviews, rather than covering the entire industry, the Gold Book focuses on producers consistently making quality wines or representing excellent value at all prices.

With this year's edition, the best wines are even easier to identify with Gold Book '5 Gold Star' & 'Top 100 Wine' badges being applied to websites & electronic communications. Complete with full colour label images and winery details, this easy to use book is written and published by Robert Geddes, only the third of a handful of Australians to be awarded the prestigious international 'Master of Wine'.

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Click here for more details or to buy Delicious. Simply The Best DELICIOUS. SIMPLY THE BEST by Valli Little

Simply the Best is a celebration of what delicious. does best - inspiring yet accessible recipes that are perfect for novice cooks as well as experienced foodies looking for new ideas. In the 10 years since delicious magazine was first published, food editor Valli Little has travelled Australia and the world seeking out great culinary destinations and eating some incredible dishes along the way. In Simply the Best, each of the 12 exciting themed chapters opens with a collage of images shot by delicious. photographers over the past 10 years.

Featuring more than 120 all-new recipes, each beautifully photographed by Brett Stevens, you are sure to find dishes for every occasion - from Chinese pork buns, Spice-rubbed lamb cutlets or a French-inspired Apple and goat′s cheese salad to a Little black dress chocolate cake, Sweet mango risotto or an indulgent Lemon meringue ice-cream pie

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The Silver Spoon, the most influential and successful Italian cookbook of the last 50 years, is now available in a brand new revised edition. Originally published in 1950, it became an instant classic, selling over one million copies in eight editions. Considered essential in every household, it continues to be one Italy's the most popular wedding presents.

The Silver Spoon was first conceived and published by Domus, Italy's famed design and architectural magazine. A select group of cooking experts were commissioned to collect hundreds of traditional Italian recipes and make them available for the first time to a wider modern audience. In the process, they updated ingredients, quantities and methods to suit contemporary tastes and customs, at the same time preserving the memory of ancient recipes for future generations. They furthermore included modern recipes from some of the most famous Italian chefs, resulting in a style of cooking that appeals to the gourmet chef and the amateur enthusiast alike.

A comprehensive and lively book, its uniquely stylish and user-friendly format makes it accessible and a pleasure to read. The new edition features new introductory material covering such topics as how to compose a traditional Italian meal, typical food traditions of the different regions, and how to set an Italian table. Its over 2000 recipes are illustrated with newly commissioned photographs and contains a new section of menus by celebrated chefs cooking traditional Italian food.

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This gorgeous 2 book slip case includes the bestsellers Classic Cakes and Classic Cupcakes from the popular classic series.

Classic Cakes is a beautiful collection of all your favourites: Flourless chocolate cake, sponge cakes, mud cakes, hummingbird cakes, orange cakes and delightful little cupcakes.

Cupcakes have taken over as the cake of choice and Classic Cupcakes has you covered for all occassions. The cupcakes in this book look like little works of art, but the instructions on making them are clear and easy-to-follow.

Together these two books make the perfect gift.

ACP Books are experts at producing beautiful, easy-to-use cookbooks that have delicious recipes and sumptuous photographs. The Australian Women's Weekly cookbooks are renowned for their reliability as each recipe is Triple Tested for success in the famous AWW Test Kitchen. They will work every time in every home kitchen. From the magazine brand which engenders huge trust and confidence amongst its 2.2 million readers*, The Australian Women's Weekly cookbooks are prepared and presented with the same high level of expertise and attention to detail. The cookbooks focus on everything from fast and healthy family meal ideas to spectacular food for entertaining. These highly desirable cookbooks make perfect gifts.

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Click here for more details or to buy The Art Of Pasta THE ART OF PASTA by Lucio Galletto and David Dale

'Ci facciamo un piatto di pasta!' (Let's make a plate of pasta!)

To help you make your own plates of pasta, here are detailed instructions for making and cutting pasta (including pasta flavoured with herbs, porcini, saffron and squid ink), and for making simple filled pastas and perfect gnocchi.

To accompany your pasta, choose from an array of mouth-watering pestos -from the definitive Ligurian version made with basil and pine nuts to a vibrant-green pistachio pesto and a versatile orange and almond pesto that's equally good stirred through freshly cooked linguine, served with couscous or used as the basis of a salad dressing.

Simple dishes mark the passage of the seasons, such as tagliatelle served with raw mushrooms in autumn, or with the first thin spears of asparagus in spring. In the cooler days of winter, authentic recipes for slow-cooked ragus (including a classic Bolognese sauce that has stood the test of time) really come into their own, filling the house with wonderful aromas.

For the more adventurous cook, Lucio's executive chef Logan Campbell has contributed some contemporary interpretations of classic pasta dishes, including rabbit cannelloni with Jerusalem artichoke sauce and beetroot gnocchi with pancetta and goat's cheese.

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THE ART OF PASTA COLLECTORS EDITION Click for more detial or to order The Art Of Pasta Collectors Edition

The Art of Pasta brings together Lucio Galletto's two great passions in life: food and art. In an inspiring collaboration, more than 160 authentic pasta recipes are complemented by original artwork from Luke Sciberras.

This special collector's edition is beautifully presented in a slipcase. Each copy of the book, which is signed by the authors, comes with a signed and numbered limited-edition print from renowned artist Luke Sciberras.

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click here for more details or to buy Cumulus Inc.
Andrew McGinnell

In a few short years, Cumulus Inc. has won a place in many hearts. With its open kitchen, industrial architectural elements and light streaming in through the bank of windows, it is somewhere to gather, talk and eat at any time of day. And the food fits like a glove, starting with the perfect breakfast and ending with a late-night charcuterie plate.

Based around the ebb and flow of a day at Cumulus, Andrew McConnell's first book gathers his recipes for the signature dishes that keep people coming back for more. This is food for the way we eat now.

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Click here for more details or to buy Dinner At Matt's
Matt Moran


Start with oysters two ways, a classic mushroom consomme or a stunning beetroot-cured ocean trout, then work your way through to mains that will satisfy any appetite: sweetly spiced roast duck breast, an impressive Beef Wellington or an elegantly light lobster salad. Top it all off with one of Matt's show-stopping desserts, like his luscious chocolate and Earl Grey tea tart, a sublimely delicate pistachio souffle or a contemporary version of that old favourite, strawberry shortcake.

Learn the secrets of cooking at home with restaurant flair from one of the best in the business, and make your next dinner party the talk of the town with Dinner at Matt's.

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Click here for more details or to buy Rockpool Bar and Grill ROCKPOOL BAR AND GRILL
by Neil Perry

When Neil Perry set out to open a steakhouse, it wasn't going to be just any steakhouse. It had to showcase not only Australia's best beef but also the best seafood, the best of everything. In his latest book, Neil shares the trials and tribulations of opening the ultimate steakhouse, Rockpool Bar & Grill, first in Melbourne, then Sydney and Perth.

This is a book about the life of a restaurant and all the people who contribute to it, from the graziers to the scallop divers to the oyster whisperers. Tales from the restaurant and from his producers intersperse Neil's collection of 150 recipes that bring his restaurant into your home. His advice on handling seafood, how to cook the perfect steak, how to build a wood-fired barbecue, plus his signature condiments, side dishes and desserts, make this an indispensable and inspirational kitchen companion.

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Bill Granger

The big, bold taste explosions of Asia and the fresh, lively combinations of ingredients have had Bill Granger hooked since childhood. To him, the Asian dishes

he most loves to cook and eat aren′t exotic but quick, easy and healthy everyday food, whether intensely fresh and zingy or deeply savoury and satisfying.

For Bill′s Everyday Asian Bill has simplified his favourite classics to create the very best that Asian food has to offer, drawing on his own colourful and varied experiences: from a home-cooked dinner in Singapore to a businessman′s breakfast in Japan, along with his most memorable flavour encounters at beach shacks, restaurants and roadside stalls. Beef rendang, pad Thai, satay chicken and bibimbap have all been given the Bill makeover to tantalise the tastebuds and fit our busy lives.

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Click here for more details or to buy Indochine
Luke Nguyen

The French colonisation of Vietnam, which lasted for nearly one hundred years, had a profound influence on Vietnamese lifestyle, architecture and cuisine. Chef and author Luke Nguyen revisits his beloved Vietnam to delve deeper into the culinary legacy left by the French.

Against a backdrop of grand colonial hotels, Luke talks to chefs, bakers, farmers and family members to explore the impact the French had on what the Vietnamese eat and cook today. More than 100 recipes showcase the fusion of French and Vietnamese ingredients and techniques, interwoven with the heart-warming and personal stories Luke uncovers on his journey.

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Click here for more details or to buy Zumbo ZUMBO by Adriano Zumbo

Join Adriano Zumbo on a whirlwind tour through his whimsical world of sweet treats.

Learn how to create his Willy Wonka-style inventions, from melt-in-the-mouth macarons with bold flavour combinations to sublime chocolates, perfect pastries and amazing gateaux and dessert creations.

Challenge yourself to conquer the croque-en-bouche or take on the wonderful multi-layered v8 cake, both made famous after featuring on 'MasterChef Australia'.

Inspirational and utterly irresistible, ZUMBO will take you on a journey beyond the chocolate factory.

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click here for more details or to buy Marque
Mark Best

Marque is a highly illustrated, contemporary recipe book, celebrating and reflecting on Marque, the succesful Sydney restaurant.

Also included will be the personal journey of chef and owner Mark Best and approximately 80 of Marque's signature recipes. Most will be complete dishes but the book will also contain a myriad of smaller recipes and techniques which are the backbone of chef, Mark Best's creations.

A stunning book to treasure as both a compilation of beautiful recipes and a record of one of the world's best restaurants.

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Greg and Lucy Malouf

Following on from the success of their award-winning books, Saha, Turquoise and Saraban, Greg and Lucy Malouf now offer a must-have collection of their delicious recipes. Middle Eastern food is one of the oldest and most sophisticated cuisines in the world. It's a cuisine that is subtle, elegant and alluring, using exotic spices such as saffron and cardamom. The book is divided into chapters such as Soups, Dips, Small Plates, Large Plates, Bakery, Sweet and Larder, making it easy to find the recipe you're after. Discover the joy of Middle Eastern cooking for yourself with the mouth-watering recipes that Greg has created for the home kitchen, as he mixes centuries of tradition with modern techniques and flavours for both the home cook and experienced chef. With over 300 recipes included, this comprehensive recipe collection is sure to become a classic.

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Click here for more details or to buy Tasting India TASTING INDIA by Christine Manfield

'This is my story of India, a story gathered across many visits, connecting with people in various walks of life. The recipes I've collected along the way reflect the stories of countless mothers, grandmothers, daughters, sons of daughters, brothers, sisters and aunts, as told to me during my travels.'

Journey through India with Christine Manfield, tracing the food, spices and culture of this amazing country. Cook your way through more than 250 recipes for traditional and contemporary Indian dishes and plan your travels using the extensive directory of recommended places to stay, eat and shop.

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Serge Dansereau

Summer is Australia′s favourite season, and in this collection of more than 100 easy and delicious recipes, Bathers Pavilion chef Serge Dansereau ensures your summer cooking will be a breeze.

Beautifully photographed and designed, Summer Food contains a range of contemporary recipes that celebrate Australian summer produce at its peak. These simple recipes are packed full of the chef know-how that turns a good dish into a great one, and are guaranteed to make your long brunches, lazy lunches, picnics, barbecues and afternoon teas effortless and your summer parties and entertaining stylish.

From prawn and prosciutto skewers for the barbie to strawberry and ricotta panettone for breakfast, rainbow trout salad for lunch to blackberry fool for dessert, beetroot-cured beef canapés for a party to cherry cake for afternoon tea, Summer Food evokes the relaxed romance of an Australian summer in its colours and flavours.

And because Christmas falls in our summer season, Serge has devised some wonderful Christmas menus and included all the Christmas baking classics --- from fruit mince tarts to chilled eggnog, Christmas puddings to a delightful gingerbread houses, to ensure your seasonal entertaining is stress-free and successful.

This lovely collection, of fresh, no-fuss recipes will be the perfect Christmas gift for summer-loving foodies.

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Click here for more details or to buy Cook With Us
Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris

In their second book together, MasterChef's much-loved judges Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris share their tricks of the trade and twenty popular cooking techniques, accompanied by eighty delicious recipes.

Let Gary and George show you how to master some of the great cooking challenges. Learn how to perfect a glossy mayonnaise and the art of jointing poultry. Fillet a fish with professional finesse and whip up restaurant-quality pasta and pastry. Cook a steak to order and hollandaise in no time at all. Impress friends by serving up braised pork belly with apples and raisins or dark chocolate soufflé with white chocolate ganache, or feed the family in a flash with scrambled eggs or chicken skewers in green marinade.

The next best thing to having George and Gary at your kitchen bench, Cook With Us is for anyone who wants to learn how to cook up a storm with confidence and flair.

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click here for more details or to buy Movida Cocina
Frank Camorra

Feel the pulse of its thriving tapas bars, watch the speed and grace of its wait staff, inhale the aroma of sizzling chorizo and savour the salty sweetness of crayfish straight off the grill . . .

From its flagship restaurant in Melbourne's Hosier Lane, to the opening of its latest venture Pulpo, MoVida has always embodied the heart and soul of Spanish cuisine. By fusing local and international flavours and pushing culinary boundaries, the MoVida restaurants have irrevocably changed the landscape of Australian dining.

MoVida Cocina gives you a closer look at the people, venues and dishes that have made the MoVida bars and restaurants what they are today. Acclaimed chef and owner Frank Camorra takes us behind-the-scenes to reveal special techniques, signature dishes and the pure joy of cooking that infuses his life and work. He also reveals 70 stunning new recipes, including his chorizo-filled fried potato bombs, which featured in a nail-biting episode of 'MasterChef Australia' in 2010.

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Julie Goodwin

THE HEART OF THE HOME contains 100 more of Julie's wonderful recipes, to compliment the hugely successful OUR FAMILY TABLE . From a BBQ rack of lamb to chicken satay to a perfect stickey date pudding Julie has all your cooking needs covered!

Included are special chapters such as Celebrate! which includes all the recipes you need for those big occasions like birthdays, Christmas and Easter. Back by popular demand is the 'blank' chapter in the back where you can keep all your family recipes and those you collect so you can become a MasterChef just like Julie!

About the Author

Since becoming Australia's first MasterChef, Central Coast mum-of-three Julie Goodwin has become a household name. Formerly an IT professional running a successful family business, she now writes a monthly column for the AUSTRALIAN WOMAN'S WEEKLY and has plans to open a restaurant.

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When Janet De Neefe travelled to Bali 26 years ago she fell in love - not only with a man, but also with the island's fascinating culture, warm people and mouth-watering food. Since then, Janet has been collecting Balinese recipes, teaching local cooking methods and heralding the delights of this colourful cuisine, and in this book she shares all that she has learned.

Follow Janet on a spice trail through Bali and its rich food culture, with chapters exploring sambals, rice dishes, curries and coconut, street food, ceremonial food, modern offerings and sweets. Each recipe is accompanied by an insight into the local culture, while key Balinese ingredients - such as kencur, candlenuts and shrimp paste - are explained in an extensive glossary. The recipes will surprise and inspire: there are well-known dishes such as Gado Gado and Chicken Satay, while more unusual offerings include Pork Spare Ribs with Tomato Sambal, Minced Prawns and Coconut in Banana Leaves, and Black Rice and Tangerine Tart.

But Bali is more than just a cookbook - it is also an incredible photographic journey. Arresting images sit alongside the recipes and tell the story of this lush island and its people: men collecting sea water and leaving it to evaporate on volcanic sands in order to harvest salt; grandmothers making huge rounds of fresh tofu in backyard sheds; teenagers lining up at bustling market stalls for delicious sticks of chicken satay; street vendors crouched over their grills, fanning away the billowing smoke.

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Isabella Bliss, Sofia Bliss
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Gathering to cook and eat is one way to spend little gems of time together as a family. It's not that hard - we all have to eat, after all.

A Little Bit of This, a Little Bit of That is a charming story of a rich culinary heritage which has been passed down from mother to daughter for generation. It captures the essence of a Sicilian kitchen and the family who cooks in it. This is a book of easy, delicious recipes, accompanied by the story of how food and recipes became part of a family's folklore and part of daily life.

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Katrina Meynink

Kitchen Coquette is a cookbook that will make you smile. It will feed ten hungry friends, the man of your dreams, your lovely gran; even providing a bite to eat for all those inspired in-between moments.

Katrina Meynink knows that sometimes food is the only answer so Kitchen Coquette provides the recipes with the context. It is important to know why you are cooking - who it is for, why it suits the occasion and to embrace the failures just as much as the successes.

This is not a breakfast, lunch, dinner cookbook - this is a book that knows what you cook to fortify the soul is vastly different to what you might cook to impress a first date. It's a cookbook with some lifeblood ... one that is funny, real, approachable and challenging. A cookbook that makes you feel surges of culinary awesomeness. A go-to guide that gives you a sense of achievement, while embracing all those tear ruined, sweaty palmed and swear-word fuelled moments of life. All while providing the dish that suits.

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Ten years ago, after a history of food problems, ad agency creative, ex TV industry and foodie Rowie Dillon was diagnosed as a coeliac. Determined not to face a lifetime of tasteless, unattractive food, she set about changing gluten-free cooking forever.

And she succeeded! Now a flourishing manufacturer, consultant and supplier, Rowie′s business provides gluten-free food to Qantas and Singapore Airlines, she is the expert to Super Food Ideas magazine and contributes to Delicious, the SMH, The Age and Vogue about all things gluten free.

Rowie Dillon′s Indulge is a sexy cookbook of healthy, divine food that everyone will enjoy, not just the allergic. The gorgeous design will totally change people′s perception of gluten-free cooking and gluten-free cookbooks, ensuring that this is a must-have on the shelf of every home chef in the country.

Indulge: Gluten Free Food Gets a Makeover

100 Sweet and Savoury Recipes

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Barbara Kafka

With her perfectly crafted recipes, marvelous palate, and irrepressible wit, Barbara Kafka makes intolerances oh-so-deliciously tolerable. She shows the reader how to get to crisp without breading or flour coatings; to creamy without dairy; to textures that are luxurious without flour or butter; to desserts such as chocolate mousse without cream; to waffles without flour. Everything you might want to eat is here in this indispensable reference that is a cook's education between two covers. A perfect book for anyone who cooks for someone with food intolerances or is intolerant him- or herself.

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Tony Bilson

'Tony Bilson's memoir is a looking-glass into a time of unparalleled development in food in Australia and his part in it.' - Neil Perry

'Perfection is an intimidating and inspiring experience ... A craft doesn't progress to art in short order; it develops, it evolves, it absorbs subconscious delicacies and represents them as new insights, and finally it becomes art.'

Tony Bilson has been one of Australia's leading chefs for over forty years, and his restaurants represent milestones in Australian gastronomy. From a childhood in country Victoria, Tony quickly established himself as a true bon vivant, and he recounts wild nights and wild appetites with an extraordinary cast of artists, painters, writers and politicians. A Who's Who of Australian cultural life from the late 1960s to the present-day, Insatiable is also a testament to one man's capacity for reinvention and his pursuit of dining perfection.

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In This Issue

Simple Dinners

Masterchef Australia

International Stars

A Sure Thing

Big Names In The Kitchen

Something Different

Australian Wine Wintages

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