Booktopia Food & Drink Buzz
April 2013 Edition

April sees some of the biggest names in cooking releasing exquisite cookbooks. With the temperature cooling there's no better time to open up your world to the delights of cooking at home.

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Whether it's a quick snack for yourself or something to impress your significant other, a nutritious and delicious midweek meal for the kids or a banquet for friends and family. We've got everything you need in the Booktopia Food & Drink Buzz!

Bon Appétit!

Andrew Cattanach
Your Guide to Food & Drink
Click here for more details or to buyIT'S ALL GOOD
by Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Turshen

Gwyneth Paltrow, Academy-Award winning actress and bestselling cookbook author, returns with recipes for the food she eats when she wants to lose weight, look good, and feel more energetic.

Last spring, after a particularly grueling schedule and lapse of overindulgence, Gwyneth Paltrow was feeling fatigued and faint. A visit to her doctor revealed that she was anemic, vitamin D deficient, and that her stress levels were sky high. He prescribed an elimination diet to clear out her system and help her body heal. But this meant no coffee, no alcohol, no dairy, no eggs, no sugar, no shellfish, no deep-water fish, no wheat, no meat, no soy, nothing processed at all!

An avid foodie, Paltrow was concerned that so many restrictions would make mealtime boring, so, together with Julia Turshen, she compiled a collection of 185 delicious, easy recipes that followed her doctor's guidelines. And it worked! After changing her diet, Paltrow healed totally, felt more energetic and looked great.

Now, in IT'S ALL GOOD, she shares the go-to dishes that have become the baseline for the restorative diet she turns to whenever she feels she needs it. Recipes include: Huevos Rancheros, Hummus Tartine with Scallion-Mint Pesto, Salmon Burgers with Pickled Ginger, even Power Brownies, Banana 'Ice Cream,' and more!

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Available: 16th April
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by Pete Evans

Cook with Love brings together 150 of chef Pete Evans' favourite recipes from his life in the kitchen. With his signature relaxed style, Cook with Love is divided into chapters on breakfast, lazy lunches, family meals, food for entertaining, fish and seafood and more.

Simple, unfussy and utterly delicious, the recipes in Cook with Love provide plenty of tips and advice for both novice and experienced cooks, making it the perfect book for relaxed home cooking. Key points: 150 easy, delicious recipes selected from Pete's cookbooks and collected in one comprehensive volume; chapters divided into breakfast, lazy lunches, family meals, food for entertaining, barbecues, fish and seafood, and more; a perfect kitchen companion for a lifetime of easy                                                                                entertaining

Available: 1st April
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Click here to browse our Lantern Cookery Classics titles

Lantern is proud to publish many of Australia's most celebrated cooks and chefs.

Lantern Cookery Classics gathers timeless recipes from these much loved authors in this new series of indispensable books for your kitchen bookshelf.

Soon you'll be whipping up your favourite dishes from Stephanie Alexander, Maggie Beer, George Calombaris, Manu Fieldel, Guy Grossi, David Herbert, Belinda Jeffery, Kylie Kwong, Christine Manfield , Karen Martini , Gary Mehigan and Matt Moran.

Why not treat yourself to the complete set?

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Click here for more details or to buy ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FOOD AND COOKERY
by Margaret Fulton

The Margaret Fulton Encyclopedia is for new and experienced cooks alike, who are looking for a one stop shop which advises on everything from buying ingredients to food preparation to professional cooking hints. Margaret Fulton is Australia's best known and most loved cookery writer.

The Encyclopedia of Food and Cookery is the definitive collection of her recipes and life's work. In one authoritative volume she provides helpful guidance and inspiring ideas on how to use everyday foods and exotic flavours u from what to consider when buying ingredients to basic preparation and cooking tips. For Margaret Fulton, her greatest enjoyment is in sharing her cooking knowledge to help you bring good food into your home. Margaret Fulton's Encyclopedia of Food and Cookery is the essential cooking companion and the first book you'll reach for to find dependable advice in the kitchen.

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Available: 2nd April
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by David Gillespie

by David Gillespie
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Polyunsaturated oil - everyone knows it's good for you, right? Wrong! And we all know artery-clogging, cholesterol-forming saturated fat is bad for you, don't we? Wrong again! In his previous book Big Fat Lies, David Gillespie showed that these 'truths' are in fact myths, based on poor research and bad evidence.
In Toxic Oil, David reviews the latest evidence on why vegetable oil will kill you. He shows us how to avoid it and leads us through the supermarket, explaining how to read food labels and which products to buy. In the recipe section, you'll discover how to make versions of delicious meals and snacks that are difficult to buy without seed oil. No need to give up hot chips!

With this practical guide in hand, you'll be able to make healthy food choices based on evidence rather than what the processed food industry wants you to believe. So have a good breakfast - preferably bacon and eggs - strap yourself in, and be prepared to have everything you thought you knew about fat turned upside down.

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Ex-lawyer and ex-sugarholic, David Gillespie, revolutionised the lives and eating habits of thousands of Australians with his bestsellers on the dangers of sugar, Sweet Poison and The Sweet Poison Quit Plan. To help get us unhooked from sugar, David with the help of wife Lizzie, gave us recipes for sweet foods made with dextrose-pure glucose, a healthy alternative to table sugar. Here, David has worked with a chef to develop more delicious fructose-free recipes.

Sweet Poison Quit Plan Cookbook features more than 80 illustrated recipes for Australia's favourite sweet treats, from Anzac biscuits, lamingtons and pavlova to chocolate cake, baklava, brownies and doughnuts. If you don't eat sugar but still have kids to feed, birthday parties to throw, and guests popping in for morning tea, the solution is right here. These are the special treats that you can eat for the rest of your life.

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Sweet Poison Quit Plan Cookbook

Available: 24th April
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by Bill Granger

Bill Granger 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.

Available: 1st April
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Click here for more details or to buy WHAT'S FOR DINNER
by Curtis Stone

Curtis Stone, host of Arena's hugely popular Top Chef Masters and the Discovery Channel's Around the World in 80 Plates, provides a culinary road map of time-saving kitchen solutions and delicious dishes for every day of the week.

We're all busy. We can all appreciate using a recipe that we know will cut down on time, expense and even dishes. Curtis Stone maintains that the first step to ensuring a successful meal is to achieve confidence in the kitchen, and so this classically trained, world-renowned, celebrity chef has provided home cooks of all levels with 130 effortless, but inspired, fail-proof recipes that showcase ingredients and can be cooked quickly on any night of the week. He also provides dozens of notes on techniques, tricks and shortcuts that will make home cooking a fun and flavoursome experience for the whole family.

Curtis's philosophy is cook, create, celebrate - and these dishes do just that.

From Curtis: "I'm so excited about this cookbook. We all know what a busy life feels like and getting dinner on the table every night can seem like a huge challenge. This book is designed to be your go-to guide for every day of the week. Whether you're short on time, looking to save a few dollars, or having friends over for a dinner party, this book has a recipe to meet your needs. More than 130 mouthwatering recipes have been broken down into eight chapters-one for each day of the week, plus an extra one of sweet things. With targeted chapters like Motivating Mondays, Thrifty Thursdays and Dinner Party Saturdays, you'll know just how to plan your dinners all week long."

Motivating Mondays: Healthy meals that start the week off right-Fennel-Roasted Chicken and Winter Squash with Endive-Apple Salad; Grilled Shrimp and Rice Noodle Salad
Time-Saving Tuesdays: Quick and easy recipes for simple meals-Steak and Green Bean Stir-Fry with Ginger and Garlic; Grilled Pork Chops and Vegetable Gratin with Caper-Parsley Vinaigrette
One-Pot Wednesdays: Flavorful dishes with minimal cleanup-Chicken and Chorizo Paella; Rosemary Salt-Crusted Pork Loin with Roasted Shallots, Potatoes, Carrots, and Parsnips
Thrifty Thursdays: Yummy meals on a budget-Sliders with Red Onion Marmalade and Blue Cheese; Roasted Cauliflower, Broccoli, and Pasta Bake with Cheddar
Five-Ingredient Fridays: Fun, fast recipes to kick off the weekend-Grilled Harissa Lamb Rack with Summer Succotash; Seared Scallops and Peas with Bacon and Mint
Dinner Party Saturdays: Extraordinary dishes to share with friends and family-Asian Crab Cakes with Mango Chutney; Mushroom Ragout on Creamy Grits
Family Supper Sundays: Comforting, slow-simmering food for relaxing around the table-Southern Fried Chicken; Barbecued Spareribs with Apple-Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

And don't forget sweet treats such as Peach and Almond Cobbler and Olive Oil Cake with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote. Loaded with enticing photos, What's for Dinner? will inspire you and bring confidence to your kitchen and happiness to your table.

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Available: 1st May
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by Nici Wickes

'My way of travelling is not to do art galleries and museums. I do food. I experience a place through tasting the flavours, by watching who and what's cooking and picking up ideas and tips so I can recreate and relive the experience back home. When I return from a trip I don't bore people with photos - I do it with food. I love showing others how easy it is to make a truly heroic dish in your own kitchen.'

In this stunning cookbook, World Cooking presenter Nici Wickes presents spectacular recipes from six exotic locations that can be made by the home chef. Nici visits Mexico, India, Morocco, Spain, Greece, and Vietnam, capturing the flavours of each country and serving up wonderful recipes that bring each country alive. There is also a chapter of her favourite 'at home' meals that she cooks regularly for herself or for guests.

Available: 1st April
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by Jessica Alba

As a new mother, Jessica Alba wanted to create the safest, healthiest environment for her family. But she was frustrated by the lack of trustworthy information on how to live healthier and cleaner - delivered in a way that a busy mother could act on without going to extremes. In 2012, with serial entrepreneur Brian Lee and environmental advocate Christopher Gavigan, she launched The Honest Company, a brand where parents can find reliable information and products that are safe, stylish, and affordable. The Honest Life shares the insights and strategies she gathered along the way.

The Honest Life recounts Alba's personal journey of discovery and reveals her tips for making healthy living fun, real, and stylish, while offering a candid look inside her home and daily life. She shares strategies for maintaining a clean diet (with favorite family-friendly recipes) and embraces nontoxic choices at home and provides eco-friendly decor tips to fit any budget. Alba also discusses cultivating a daily eco beauty routine, finding one's personal style without resorting to yoga pants, and engaging in fun, hands-on activities with kids. Her solutions are easy, chic, and down-to-earth: they're honest.

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by Margaret Fulton

by The Australian Women's Weekly
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A collection of Margaret's best sweet and savoury baking recipes, Margaret Fulton: Baking is the perfect accompaniment to any home kitchen and includes everything from sourdough bread to layered sponge cake.

With over 250 recipes plus variations and hints and tips, this is a classic baking book essential to every kitchen.

 Chapters include Breads, Cakes, Cupcakes and Muffins, Biscuits, Slices, and Pastry. Margaret Fulton's recipes are triple-tested and are suitable for both beginner cooks and experienced bakers.

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Margaret Fulton Baking

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Whether it's the succulent squish of the fork into the Viennese Sacher Torte or the brisk snap of Italian biscotti that enhances our pleasure in our coffee and tea breaks, we select the best and tastiest sweet treats to complement coffee and tea time. The global love affair with these rich and ancient drinks continues to grow.

From the highlands of Kenya to the slopes of Darjeeling, and from Arabia to the Greek Islands, we explain the varieties and methods of serving teas and coffee, alongside the best flavours to enjoy with your favourite cup.

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Sweet Things

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by Dorling Kindersley

by David Frenkiel, Luise Vindahl Andersen
Delicious recipes that make vegetable the star attraction.

If you're tired of the same old salad combination while trying to stick to meat-free eating, then The More Veg Cookbook will be your new kitchen staple. Featuring over 200 fresh, creative recipes that make vegetables the main event, it's perfect for anyone wanting to add more variety to their diet or tighten up their budget during the credit crunch.

You'll find step-by-step techniques for preparing and cooking vegetables such as cutting artichoke hearts and variations on basic recipes like risottos and pizzas. Helpful flavour combinations and quick recipe features are sure to whet your appetite. With 'meat if you must' suggestions accompanying recipes, home cooks can satisfy vegetable lovers and carnivores with the same delicious meal.

If your aim is to banish limp lettuce from your refrigerator forever and expand your options like never before, The More Veg Cookbook is guaranteed to whip your meals into shape.

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The More Veg Cookbook

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David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl Andersen are the new faces of exciting vegetarian food. Their Green Kitchen Stories blog has a cult following and inspires people around the world to cook super-tasty, healthy vegetarian recipes using only natural ingredients.

In The Green Kitchen they will delight meat-eaters and non meat-eaters alike by sharing over 80 of their favourite recipes, which can be enjoyed by the whole family. Using everyday staples from their pantry and combining them with in-season produce, David and Luise tell the stories from their kitchen, and show how easy it is to create nourishing, well-balanced dishes on a daily basis.

Featuring stylish photographs throughout, this stunning book will show you how easy it is to cook delicious, sumptuous foods that taste great and are good for the body and the soul.

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The Green Kitchen

Available: 2nd April
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by Rebecca Sullivan

When Rebecca Sullivan's beloved Great Grandmother Lilly passed away Rebecca realised the wealth of knowledge that had gone with her, including Lilly's prize-winning recipe for Victoria sponge. Rebecca decided to make it her mission to collect and gather as many skills and recipes as she could, from all the nonnas, yiayias and grannies willing to share their treasured secrets with her.

Rebecca is the face of the new "granny skill" movement - a growing community of women who share and preserve these traditions by collecting and passing them on. In this book, Rebecca recreates the tastes, smells, clever crafts and tips of Grandma's kitchen and home, sharing more than 100 recipes and practical home crafts, all beautifully photographed.

Burnt your saucepan? No worries - a quick fix of boiling water, vinegar and baking soda will have it gleaming as fast as you can whip up a batch of Granny's finest scones. Wondering if your jam is ready? Try Nonna Rosa's saucer test. Crammed with useful tips and tricks and wonderful, wholesome recipes, Like Grandma Used to Make is a wonderful gift and the absolute go-to manual for anyone looking to reconnect with the simplicity and goodness of days gone by.

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Click here for more details or to buy THE BAKING COLLECTION
by The Australian Women's Weekly

The ultimate collection of baking recipes celebrating 80 years of The Australian Women's Weekly.

Baking is a subject close to our hearts so we're glad it has made a comeback with home cooks. And while the desire to whip up a batch of biscuits has probably always been there, the time has not.

From hot scones to jam and cream, to a triple-layered cake with lashings of frosting u the oohs and aahs make it all worthwhile.

This book is a special collection of some of our favourite baking recipes u cakes, biscuits, slices, pastries, tarts and breads u we hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Including special recipes for birthdays and Christmas. This is the perfect gift for Mother's Day.

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by Andrea Frost

by Marc Millon
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This charming book celebrates the wonders of wine. Through a Sparking Glass is packed with useful information and advice on wine, from wine production and varieties to wine history and myth. Swot up on the key facts and become king or queen of wine trivia, or make wine-related errors a thing of the past as you teach yourself how to remove a champagne cork the correct way.

Learn about the traditions, customs and modern manners of wine drinkers everywhere, and muse over the mystery of wine and the role it plays in our lives. Andrea Frost offers delightful and humorous life lessons alongside her wine know-how, as she ponders over the philosophy of life and its connections to our favourite alcoholic drink. Whether you read it from cover to cover, or flick to a random page, Through a Sparkling Glass will introduce you to a world of pleasures found in your wine glass.

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Through a Sparkling Glass

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Look. Swirl. Sniff. Taste. Savor. Whether you're tasting a refreshing white or an aromatic red, these well-known steps are the only proper way to take the first sip of wine. Oenophiles have never been rare, but over the past decade, wine culture has exploded. Amateur wine enthusiasts join dedicated collectors at tastings and on vineyard vacations, and young professionals pack trendy wine bars. Even Hollywood has gotten in on the action-movies like Sideways, Bottle Shock, and French Kiss relate the deep love we have for a glass of pinot noir, a bottle of chardonnay, and the grapes that produce them. But how did wine surpass all other beverages to achieve global domination?

Crisp and concise, with a hint of cherry and a soupcon of citrus, Wine provides the perfect introduction for wine novices seeking to impress at their first tasting while offering an engaging chronicle for experts looking to learn more about this most mysterious and magical of beverages.

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Wine: A Global History

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Click here for more details or to buy KITCHEN TABLE MEMOIRS
Edited by Nick Richardson

Whether it is oak, pine, Laminex, varnished, recycled or modernist glass - in the domestic geography of our daily lives, the kitchen table is a constant. A silent witness to sustenance and solace, deliberation and argument, consolation and celebration. What other piece of furniture has witnessed so much and revealed so little?

Here, for the first time, some of Australia′s favourite writers and best-loved foodies share their very personal kitchen table memories, complete with gravy stains, bent forks and the odd tale of love and death. From Denise Scott′s bittersweet recollection of chats around the table with her mother; to Martin Brown′s tribute to the unique and forgotten sport of table climbing; to Helen Garner′s quest to find the table that fitted her home and reflected her life - this charming anthology celebrates a beloved domestic touchstone where our lives, memories, stories and favourite recipes intersect. What′s your favourite kitchen table memory?

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In This Issue

Gwyneth Paltrow

Pete Evans

Lantern Cookery Classics

Margaret Fulton's Encyclopedia of Food and Cookery

David Gillespie

Bill Granger

Curtis Stone

Nici Wickes

Jessica Alba

Veggie Lovers

Like Grandma Used To Make

The AWW Baking Collection

For the Wine Lovers

Kitchen Table Memoirs

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