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The Desserts of New York
Cover Image, North Water

Yasmin Newman
Hardie Grant
ISBN 9781743792124    
Paperback 2017
Price $AU 39.99
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Be dazzled by the wide array of original desserts that await the hungry diner in New York City.  Australian food writer Yasmin Newman has trawled the boroughs of NYC to bring this combined travelogue and cookbook to life, and if there ever was a love letter to this city, this could be the sweetest one.


The Grammar of Spice
Cover Image, Jellyfish

Caz Hildebrand
Thames and Hudson
ISBN 9780500519677     
Hardback 2017
Price $AU 39.99
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The ultimate stylish kitchen resource, exploring the history of sixty spices and their uses. A must have for cooks and food lovers alike.

 


Gastrophysics
Cover Image, Jellyfish

Charles Spence
Viking
ISBN  9780241270097     
Trade Paperback 2017
Price $AU 32.99
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Gastrophysics is a ground-breaking book by the world-leading expert in sensory science. Why do we consume 35% more food when eating with one more person, and 75% more when with three? Why are 27% of drinks bought on plane journeys tomato juice? How are chefs and companies planning to transform our dining experiences, and what can we learn from their cutting-edge insights to make memorable meals at home? These are just some of the ingredients of Gastrophysics, in which the pioneering Oxford professor Charles Spence shows how our senses link up in the most extraordinary ways.


The Forest Feast: GatheringsCover image, Community

Erin Gleeson
Abrams
ISBN 9781419722455
Hardback 2016
Price $AU 49.99
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In this new book more than 100 fresh, innovative vegetarian recipes are arranged in a series of artfully designed menus, tailored to specific occasions like a summer dinner party, a laid-back brunch or holiday cocktails. Lushly illustrated with hundreds of watercolour drawings and photographs, The Forest Feast Gatherings is an inspiring reference for anyone who wants to share good food with good friends in Erin's irresistible style and the perfect companion to the Erin's first book The Forest Feast.


AlimentariCover image, Community

Linda and Paul Jones
Hardie Grant
ISBN 9781743791295
Paperback 2016
Price $AU 39.99
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Like having your favourite corner cafe at home, Alimentari shares the secrets of the best recipes for how we eat today.  Alimentari literally means 'good food and camaraderie' and that is just what is celebrated at this cult cafe. Full of cafe and deli favourites, Alimentari recipes are perfect for sharing and entertaining with friends and family. Mediterranean meets Middle Eastern, with delicious, wholesome ingredients and accessible techniques combine to create the perfect book for home cooking. Think incredible salads, beautiful breakfasts and dinners for entertaining or for the family. The book starts with morning (early breakfast and brunch), midday (light salads, takeaways, mains salads, sitting in), later (Lebanese, from the woodfire, sweets). And finishes with pickles, preserves and condiments.


NeighbourhoodCover Image, Art Making

Hetty McKinnon
Plum
ISBN 9781743538982     
Paperback 2016
Price $AU 39.99
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This is a new and delicious collection of salads (and sweets!) from indie favourite Hetty McKinnon.  Hetty is back with a second cookbook that is equally sure to delight and inspire as much as her first book Community. Neighbourhood ventures a little bit further, with salad and sweets recipes inspired by many different places, journeying from Brooklyn to the greater Americas, the Mediterranean, Asia, France, Australia and many other places around the world for inspiration.


Garlic FeastCover Image, Garlic Feast

Janice Sutton
ISBN 9780994480101
Hardback 2016
Price $AU 69.95
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Garlic Feast is a sumptuous celebration of garlic - its cultivation, its flavours and its importance in the kitchens of amateurs and professionals. Inspired by the Koonya Garlic Festival on Tasmania's Tasman Peninsula it is an unapologetic culinary celebration of the hardy bulb and its importance. Including over one hundred recipes from renowned chefs such as Luke Burgess, Sally Wise, Rodney Dunn, Maggie Beer and many more.


OctophilosophyCover Image, Octophilosophy

Andre Chiang
Phaidon
ISBN 9780714871158     
Hardback 2016
Price $AU 79.95
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The culinary philosophy of premiere chef Andre Chiang, whose Restaurant Andre is in the top 50 world's best restaurants list. Headed up by chef-owner Andre Chiang, Restaurant Andre's menu centres around his 'Octaphilosophy' taking into account Chiang's eight elements of gastronomy: salt, texture, memory, purity, terroir, south, artisan and uniqueness. Octaphilosophy, explores one year in his restaurant. Including snacks, mains and sweets over each season, and the stories and processes behind each dish, Chiang will share his unique approach to food combining the technical precision of Asian gastronomy with the Western culinary preference for produce, producers and seasonality. Heavily illustrated with photos of the working kitchen, and the final results, Octaphilosophy will be one of the first cookbooks to capture the emerging gastronomic scene in Asia and its leading proponent.


A Year Of Practiculturecover image practiculture

Rohan Anderson
Hardie Grant Books
ISBN 9781743790540
Hardback 2015
Price $AU 49.95
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Rohan Anderson left his desk job in the city for the richer pleasures of living a simpler life on the land. Over the years he has developed his own principle of practical living. Practiculture is a lifestyle choice. It’s about direct involvement in the day to day elements of living, and at the heart of it, the rewarding choice to grow, hunt and forage beautiful, healthy, sustainable food.

A Year of Practiculture features 100 of Rohan's simple, rustic, seasonal recipes, as well as his observations, victories and failures, and the realities of living a practical life surrendered to the bounty (and hardships) of the land through the seasons. All written in Rohan’s passionate, funny, no-nonsense style. For fans of Rohan’s blog and previous book, Whole Larder Love.


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