Booktopia Food & Drink Buzz
April 2014 | Edition 21

What a month I have for you! It seems like every chef is firing up the stove and coming up with even more phantasmagorical ways of cooking. We have healthy cookbooks packed with flavours, as well as cookbooks that are all about taste, wonderful, slightly guilty, taste.

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MKR's Manu Feildel, has a new book out that will make French cooking easier than ever before. Supermum Jane Kennedy has a great new way to cook family dinners, and one of my favourite food bloggers Emma Galloway finally has her own book, the brilliant My Darling Lemon Thyme.

And just between you and me, don't forget we've got signed copies of Sarah Wilson's I Quit Sugar For Life, but hurry, they won't last for long!

Bon Appétit!

Andrew Cattanach
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by Manu Feildel

'I want to encourage people to enjoy cooking and sharing great, inexpensive, easy-to-prepare meals with family and friends. Cooking should be celebrated as an everyday thing.'

After a recent trip to his homeland, Australia's best-loved French chef, Manu Feildel, was inspired by a way of life that values the quality of food, and the importance of sharing it around a table each day.

If you think cooking French food involves tricky techniques and long lists of ingredients, you'll love these easy dishes. From Manu's take on vol au vents, quiche and crepes, to perfect steak with red-wine and little chocolate pots for dessert, Manu shows you how to enjoy cooking French food at home every day.

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by Jane Kennedy

The perfect collection of recipes that can be served simply for kids, then jazzed up for the adults with just a few additional ingredients - the first cookbook guaranteed to please the whole family.

Click here for more details or to order Feeding a family. Every night. Is hard. Jane Kennedy knows because she cooks for seven people, seven days a week.

It's not the cooking that's hard, it's thinking of a new dinner ideas EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. Grownups are easy. They love spices and chilli and garlic and onions and herbs and zest and can dress up a boring piece of chicken, fish or steak in a flash.

Kids...well. Most kids don't like spices and chilli and herbs and zest. Green bits. Orange bits. And especially not hot bits.

So Jane set herself a challenge to find a way to keep everyone happy. A way that wouldn't involve her having to eat 'plain' food just to keep the kids happy and didn't require the kids to miraculously start loving spicy food. A way where one base meal could be jazzed up, or down, to suit all taste buds. One dish; two ways.

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by Emma Galloway

Emma Galloway learned to love fresh, healthy food growing up in a family of creative cooks. She has carried that love over into her roles as a chef, mother and highly successful food writer.

These recipes reflect Emma's philosophy that natural, whole food should also be flavoursome, fun and easy to prepare. This is food as it's supposed to be eaten - fresh from the earth to the kitchen, seasonal, nourishing and delicious.

Perfect for anyone with food intolerances, My Darling Lemon Thyme is also sure to please everyone who loves great food that is also great for you.

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by Phillippa Grogan, Richard Cornish

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Phillippa Grogan is the face and name behind Phillippa's, a well-respected bakery known for its delicious range of traditional baked goods, such as fruit muffins, slices, chocolate cakes and the lightest sponges, as well as pizzas, savoury tarts and traditionally made breads.

In this inspiring and generous book, written with Richard Cornish, Phillippa shares more than 140 baking recipes from Australia, New Zealand and beyond, gathered from family, friends and her travels.

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Phillippa's Home Baking

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Eighty glorious cakes to die for.

This stunning volume of new and inspired cake recipes -is the perfect Mother's Day gift. We've got cakes made with orange blossom and pumpkin spice, cakes that are topped with fudge frosting or encased in meringue, cakes that are served with lashings of coconut cream or strawberry syrup - these recipes are gorgeous.

To make things even easier we've also included a ton of helpful baking tips and hints as well as step by step photography to guarantee success.  

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by Monday Morning Cooking Club

"It's always about the food." A generous, warm-hearted book, The Feast Goes On features the best-loved and most delicious recipes and stories from the heart and soul of the Jewish community right across Australia. Created by the same six women - the 'sisterhood' - of the bestselling Monday Morning Cooking Club cookbook, it speaks of a community drawn together by food, telling intimate and moving stories of sharing and survival, love and hope, friendship and family. From precious family recipes that have been lovingly handed down the generations, right through to new classics that will become instant family favourites, The Feast Goes On contains over 100 recipes to suit every occasion. From everyday eating to feasting, light lunches to fressing, comfort food to traditional dishes, this is a cookbook of rich, wonderful ideas and flavours to nurture, nourish and inspire.

The Feast Goes On will feed you, body and soul. Praise for more...

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by Sneh Roy

Tasty Express is full of easy-to-make, easy-to-take, wholesome and adventurous cooking from multi-talented food blogger, Sneh Roy.

Tasty Express is your invitation to sample more than 100 exciting recipes from renowned blogger Sneh Roy of the award-winning blog, Cook Republic. Her simple but imaginative approach to cooking and her luscious photography have earned her legions of devoted followers. Here she presents a stunning range of new recipes and a scattering of her most popular creations.

Sneh's inspirations include the cosmopolitan eats of the urban food truck and inner city café, the fresh variety of a lively market and the unforgettable aromas of her childhood in India. She embraces healthy takes on modern classics like tacos, flatbreads, veggie burgers, granola and froyo, plus a few irresistibly naughty treats. Many of her hardworking creations can be easily packed away in a lunchbox or picnic basket for work, your next camping trip or potluck evening. The recipes are predominantly vegetarian, and they can be more...

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by Iain Hewitson

This book contains all of Huey's favourite recipes from his television shows and his many years as a restaurateur.

With each chapter covering a different type of produce, you'll find recipes for meat, offal, seafood and vegetable dishes, desserts and a whole lot more! All of the recipes take a straightforward approach to cooking, ensuring that you'll have no problem creating something fantastic for the family for dinner.

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by Samantha Martin

by Liz Harfull
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In this gorgeous and compact book, Samantha Martin - the 'Bush Tukka Woman' - shares her knowledge and love of bush tukka as taught to her by her mother and other Aboriginal elders. Her Bush Tukka Guide offers rich and wonderful insights into how Aboriginal people survived for centuries unearthing the bounty of this sometimes lush and often desolate land. The book is divided into three chapters covering plants, animals and some recipes to get you started using bush tukka at home. Learn how to find billygoat plums and mountain bush pepper in the wild; discover the reasons Aboriginal people ate magpie geese and honey ants; and more...

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Delicious recipes, heart warming stories and expert cooking tips from 70 of the best show cooks from all around Australia.

Every year hundreds of talented amateurs devote hours to preparing entries for cookery competitions run as part of 600 or so agricultural shows across Australia. In their quest for a precious blue ribbon, they use recipes based on generations of experience and strict judging codes that demand absolute perfection.

In this follow-up to her first award-winning book, The Blue Ribbon Cookbook, Liz Harfull brings more...

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by Antonio Carluccio

At last, the ultimate book on pasta from the master of Italian cookery! Pasta's huge variety of shapes, textures and flavours makes it the perfect basis for every kind of meal, from sophisticated dinner parties to simple suppers at home. In his exciting new book, Antonio Carluccio shares his love of Italy's favourite food, providing innovative and exciting recipes for soups, main courses, salads and even desserts. To begin, clear and detailed instructions are given for making fresh pasta, opening up a whole new range of possibilities from making your own basic egg pasta to adding unusual colours and flavours like spinach and squid ink.

Over 100 inspirational recipes for both fresh and dried pasta follow, ranging from the simple and traditional like Spaghetti Al Aglio, Olio E Peperoncino (with garlic, oil and chilli) and classics with a twist like Trofie al Pesto di Erbe e Noci (with walnut and herb pesto) to the truly unusual and luxurious, such as and Trullo di Zitoni (a deeply savoury baked lamb, herb and mushroom pasta pie). Also featured is a wealth of ideas for varying the basic recipe to produce numerous different dishes, according to taste and seasonal availability

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by Jane Paech

Romantic, mouth-watering Paris - where do you start?

Let food-lover and Paris expert Jane Paech show you around the city's mille-feuille of history and culture, with its tempting pastry and chocolate shops on every corner.

You'll visit both legendary and little-known cafés, restaurants and pâtisseries of Paris, and see museums, art galleries, gardens, markets and other interesting places - all at a civilised pace, with time to daydream.

Taste camembert, champagne, strawberry tarts, meringues and macarons on Jane's fourteen themed walks.
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by Jackie Collins

Bold, wildly beautiful, and totally her own woman, Lucky Santangelo needs no introduction. The sizzling, glamorous, sometimes dangerous daughter of former gangster Gino, Lucky is the most popular character in Collins' wild world of lust, intrigue, violence and redemption. A true Italian/American woman of the world, Lucky likes to shake it up in the kitchen - from traditional Italian dishes to sumptuous desserts and crazy cocktails. The Lucky Santangelo Cookbook features the kind of bold and audacious flavours that characterise Lucky herself. From zesty meatballs to sweet and spicy spare ribs, this book is packed with recipes suitable for everything from big family dinners to lavish cocktail parties to romantic dinners for two. The Lucky Santangelo Cookbook is certain to broaden any home cook's repertoire in new and excitingly delicious directions. Fully illustrated and peppered throughout with fun and delightfully provocative scenes written just for this book, readers will enjoy seeing Lucky - and Jackie - in action. So ... if you want a little taste of Lucky Santangelo in your life ...get into the kitchen and start getting Lucky!

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by Dane Huckelbridge

A fresh telling of US history, narrated by the most treasured, storied, and at times controversial spirit - bourbon.

Few products figure as prominently or as intimately in the American experience as bourbon whiskey, and with good reason: bourbon is the American experience, distilled, aged, and sealed in a bottle. Its primary ingredient was discovered by Christopher Columbus, and its recipe was perfected on the Western frontier. Simply stated, bourbon is the American spirit, through and through. In Bourbon writer Dane Huckelbridge goes back over 300 years to the backwoods of Appalachia, tracking the origins of the Kentucky whiskey up through the international multi-billion dollar industry it's become today. Treating bourbon as a lens for better understanding the elusive character of the nation that created it, Huckelbridge gives the spirit the starring role in American history it so richly deserves.

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In This Issue

Manu Feildel
Jane Kennedy
Emma Galloway
Monday Morning Cooking Club
Sneh Roy


Antonio Carluccio

Jane Paech

Jackie Collins

Dane Huckelbridge
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