Booktopia Food & Drink Buzz
June 2014 | Edition 22
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WELCOME TO THE BOOKTOPIA FOOD & DRINK BUZZ

I should say from the outset that this month contains some of my personal favourites from the cooking world. Thankfully, they've outdone themselves with their latest books, I'm sure you'll agree.

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The wonderful Poh Ling Yeow is back with Same Same But Different, a cookbook that looks absolutely beautiful containing recipes that will knock your socks off, taking your favourite dishes and with a few twists, making them even better.

The Pete Evans juggernaut continues to roll on, his latest book Healthy Every Day isn't just full of delicious recipes but also full of fantastic health tips. His Vietnamese Chicken Salad is a highlight, yum!

We also have new books from Masterchef Superstar Marion Grasby and the one and only Tessa Kiros, as well as this year's Good Cafe Guides. With so many brilliant books around, it's time to grab your plate get started!

Bon Appétit!

Andrew Cattanach
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BOOK OF THE MONTH
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by Poh Ling Yeow

 
The new cookbook from much-loved TV cook Poh Ling Yeow.

Come on a new journey with Poh Ling Yeow with her long awaited cookbook Same Same But Different, the follow-up to her bestselling 'Poh's Kitchen - My Cooking Adventures', which stayed in the top 10 Australian bestsellers list for six weeks.

The 100 brand new recipes in the book are organised in pairs that share a common process, ingredient or texture - so a 'bite sized spice' could be Kunyit (turmeric) Fried Chicken or a Curry Puff, and a 'yummy curry' could be Prawn and Pineapple Curry or a Beef Rendang.

Full of mouth-watering recipes and as stylish as its author, Same Same But Different will inspire you to go in new culinary directions with familiar ingredients.

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HIS KITCHEN RULES
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by Pete Evans

 
Australia's favourite celebrity chef and host of My Kitchen Rules, Pete Evans, loves nothing more than to nourish his body with fresh, healthy food. Food that not only tastes delicious, but also leaves you feeling great by providing all of the most important nutrients and avoiding empty carbs and bad fats.

In Healthy Every Day , Pete shares all of his favourite recipes for good health and vitality. Inspired by a 'paleo' way of eating, these are the meals he cooks for his family every day, and they feature loads of fresh veggies, nuts and seeds, sustainable seafood and meat. There are no recipes for potato chips in here, but you will find one for crispy Kale Chips that will satisfy you and give you a hit of iron, calcium and antioxidants at the same time. And instead of the usual fatty and non-nutritious burger and fries, there's a Burger with the more...

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SIMPLE. EASY. DELICIOUS.
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by Marion Grasby

 
Marion Grasby knows Asian food. Better yet, she knows how to whip up quick, delicious, no-fuss versions of all the Asian classics we know and love - from Nasi Goreng and Thai Beef Salad to Lemongrass Chicken and Indian Lamb Kofta.

As one of Australia's most popular food identities and the brains behind the hugely successful Marion's Kitchen Asian food range sold in supermarkets around the country, Marion is no stranger to requests for fast Asian recipe ideas for busy families. In Asia Express she shares her wealth of knowledge of Asian cuisine in a fun and fresh way, providing quick versions of ALL your Asian favourites without scrimping on flavour. These are the recipes she comes back to time and time again. They are her treasured possessions collected more...

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HEALTHY EATING

COMMUNITY: SALAD RECIPES FROM ARTHUR STREET KITCHEN
by Hetty McKinnon

I AM FOOD: EATING YOUR WAY TO HEALTH
by Anthia Koullouros
 
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Community is all about sharing good food, giving you endless ideas on delicious salads to serve up for your family, friends and neighbours. These simple, sustainable and healthy recipes feature fresh, seasonal produce and inject colour, life and flair into that most modest of everyday meals: the salad. Rather than being simply sides, Community's salads are meals in their own right, giving vegetables, legumes, herbs and nuts their moment to shine.

The recipes in Community are inspired by author Hetty McKinnon's community kitchen, Arthur Street Kitchen, where Hetty single-handedly makes  more...

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Community: Salad Recipes from Arthur Street Kitchen

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Are you confused about what you are meant to eat?

In this practical guide to eating for health, respected naturopath Anthia Koullouros explains how to 'unscramble the scramble' and transition from eating processed foods to eating the food that's best for your body and soul - as well as the planet.
  • More than 80 recipes and meal suggestions
  • No-nonsense advice on choosing and cooking real, honest food
  •  Detailed cleansing tips and 28-day menu plan
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THROW YOURSELF A PARTY
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by Jonas Cramby

 
The tastes of Tex-Mex cooking are well-known and much loved - despite that, most people don't know how simple and tasty it is to prepare the food yourself, from scratch.

In the USA, this sort of properly made Mex food is rapidly gaining in popularity: several of the trendiest young restaurateurs have left their restaurants to start mobile food places in so-called Taco trucks. It is from the US border states, rather than directly from Mexico, that we get our inspiration for this book. Such as from Texas - with its robust Tex-Mex food inspired by both their southern neighbor and by cowboy culture with its beans, cheesy enchiladas and smoky BBQ. Or New Mexico - with its smoky, luxurious and more authentic Mexican cuisine, and California more...

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A BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION YOU'LL ALWAYS CHERISH
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by Tessa Kiros

 
Over 130 family-friendly recipes from some of Tessa Kiros's most-popular cookbooks.

Tessa Kiros: The Recipe Collection is a carefully curated selection of recipes from the author's culinary publishing career to date. With over 130 family- friendly meal ideas pulled from some of Tessa's most-popular books, The Recipe Collection focuses solely on the recipes she has lovingly collected and created on her many travels. Food from Tessa's own Finnish and Greek Cypriot heritage appear alongside dishes she has discovered in the osterias, tavernas, street stalls and neighborhood kitchens of the many countries she has called home: Italy, Portugal and South Africa.

Beautifully designed and organised in a classic, accessible format, the nine chapters cover all occasions more...

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CAFE GUIDE
THE AGE GOOD CAFE GUIDE 2014
by Matt Holden

THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD GOOD CAFE GUIDE 2014
by Georgia Waters
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Matt Holden and his team of reviewers track down the best coffees and light food in Melbourne. Using a similar scoring system to the Good Food Guide, 300+ cafes are put to the test, with awards in a host of categories.

The latest and hottest guide out of the kitchen is The Age Good Cafe Guide more...

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The Age Good Cafe Guide 2014

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Georgia Waters and her team of reviewers track down the best coffees and light food in Sydney. Using a similar scoring system to the Good Food Guide, 300+ cafes are put to the test, with awards in a host of categories.



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YOU HAD ME AT SWEET
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by Alison Thompson

 
This new collection from Alison Thompson, best-selling author of Bake, celebrates desserts in every delicious form: creamy, fudgy, gooey, molten, fruity, refreshing, chocolatey, crunchy, chewy, light-as-air or sinfully rich.

From elaborate show-stoppers to comforting family puddings, Alison's clear, straightforward recipes guarantee sweet success, every time.

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I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS BOOK!
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by Andreas Pohl, Tracey Lister


Real Vietnamese Cooking is a culinary voyage through this unique country. It samples the memorable meals found everywhere from street stalls, countryside eateries, bia hois and family gatherings, covering the three main culinary regions of the country: the hearty food of the cooler North with its four distinct seasons, dishes from the Centre with its tradition of the imperial cuisine from Hue, and the sweeter and spicier food from the tropical South.

The recipes collected in this volume cover classic Vietnamese fare such as Beef Noodle Soup (Pho Bo), Spring Rolls (Nem) and Banana Flower Salad, as well as lesser known recipes from rural areas like Eel in Caul Fat and more unusual snacks like Boiled Jackfruit Seeds...as well as the all-important dipping sauces, without more...

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NATURAL EATING
PALEO LUNCHES AND BREAKFASTS ON THE GO
by Diana Rodges

LET'S EAT RAW
by Scott Mathias
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Diana Rodgers, a nutritional therapist and nutritional consultant to several Crossfit Gyms, is a Paleo community activist endorsed by Robb Wolf, Chris Kresser and other Paleo Diet leaders. In her practice, she identifies lunch and breakfast as the hardest meals to eat without busting your Paleo, gluten-free diet, especially when most recipes call for gluten, rice processed oils, sliced bread or sandwich buns. Diana solves the problem with 100 easy and delicious packable meals. From lettuce wrap sandwiches to egg muffins  more...

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Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts on the Go

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Do you suffer from health conditions like indigestion, bloating, allergies, eczema, psoriasis or IBS? Healing your body of chronic illness starts in the gut. In Let's Eat Raw by Scott Mathias, you'll find out about the real causes of your digestive problems, discover the daily steps you can take to heal yourself and learn how to achieve and maintain excellent health.

Scott has developed a collection of recipes that will help you combat these conditions more...


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GIVE YOURSELF A TREAT JUST FOR YOU
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by Catherine Baker, Diana Ferguson

 
This is an innovative cookbook designed especially for people who are 'flying solo' in the kitchen and want to prepare delicious and healthy meals just for themselves.

The Solo Chef provides real solutions to the five main problems confronting solo chefs, which are: I Can't Be Bothered Syndrome (lack of motivation); Slimy Crisper Drawer Condition (waste); Repetitive Meal Malaise (boring leftovers); and, Ready-Made Meals Anonymous (avoiding processed foods).

It comes with advice, hints and tips, weekly shopping lists, menus as well as delicious no-fuss, tasty dishes that are easily achievable by the home cook. All the recipes are designed for one person and many make clever use of leftovers: The girls have spent years working in kitchens
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FUNNY, QUIRKY, AND UTTERLY DELICIOUS
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Part love-story, part wine-splattered family cookbook, a delicious memoir for any woman who has ever suspected that lunch in Paris could change her life.

'The chocolate centre flows like dark lava onto the whiteness of the plate. The last ounce of stress drains from my body....I have discovered the French version of Death by Chocolate. Part love story, part wine-splattered cookbook, Lunch in Paris is a deliciously tart, forthright and funny story of falling in love with a Frenchman and moving to the world's most romantic city - not the Hollywood version, but the real Paris, a heady mix of blood sausage and irregular verbs. From gutting her first fish (with a little help from Jane Austen) and battling bad-tempered butchers to discovering heavenly chocolate shops, Elizabeth Bard finds that learning to cook more...

WINE
1000 GREAT WINES THAT WON'T COST A FORTUNE
by Dorling Kindersley

JAMES HALLIDAY'S TOP 100 AUSTRALIAN WINERIES
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Enjoy excellent wine without breaking the bank

1000 Great Wines That Won't Cost a Fortune tells you everything you need to know about how to enjoy wine without hurting your pocket. Go on a wine tasting journey across the globe with an extensive team of wine writers, all experts in their own regions. They'll introduce you to 1000 great-value wines from the world's best wineries more...

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1000 Great Wines That Won't Cost a Fortune

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Arranged alphabetically and representing wineries from many regions, James profiles each winery revealing the background on the winery's establishment, plantings, production and winemaking styles. He also provides tasting notes for each winery's selected two most representative wines. Extensive introductory material includes a brief history of the Australian wine industry, climate, terroir, regions, and geographic indications.

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In This Issue

Poh Ling Yeow
 
Pete Evans
 
Marion Grasby
 
Healthy Eating

Jonas Cramby

Tessa Kiros

Cafe Guide
 
Alison Thompson
 
Andreas Pohl,
Tracey Lister

 
Natural Eating
 
Catherine Baker
Diana Ferguson


Elizabeth Bard

Wine
 
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