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Visit our mouthwatering recipe book section, which includes general and specialist books (such as vegetarian or various cuisines). We also stock books about cooking, and a small range of wine/beverage guides and restaurant guides.

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SimpleCover Image, Maggies Harvest

Yotam Ottolenghi
Ebury Press
ISBN 9781785031168     
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 49.99
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Yotam Ottolenghi's award-winning recipes are always a celebration- an unforgettable combination of abundance, taste and surprise. Simple is no different, with 130 brand-new dishes that contain all the inventive elements and flavour combinations that Ottolenghi is loved for, but with minimal hassle for maximum joy. Bursting with colourful photography, Simple showcases Yotam's standout dishes that will suit whatever type of cooking you find easy - whether that's getting wonderful food on the table in under 30 minutes, using just one pot to make a delicious meal, or a flavoursome dish that can be prepared ahead and then served when you're ready.


The VillageCover Image, Maggies Harvest

Matt and Lentil Purbrick
Pan Books
ISBN 9781760554583     
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 45.00
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In The Village, Matt and Lentil from Grown & Gathered focus on the life-giving value of cooking and eating with your village - whether made up of family or friends. Wholesome staples, like Kombucha and Sourdough flatbreads. Pickles and preserves, like Pear, lemon and chilli jam and Zucchini pickles. Delicious meals including Honey onion, buckwheat and lentil salad, Nonna’s leek and spinach fritters, and Pan-fried gnocchi, pea and ricotta salad. Desserts include baked plums, sage and warm cheese, and Raw chocolate and espresso bowls.


The Little Swedish KitchenCover Image, Maggies Harvest

Rachel Khoo
Michael Joseph
ISBN 9780718188917     
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 49.95
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Bestselling food writer Rachel Khoo bid farewell to her Parisian kitchen and moved to Sweden in pursuit of love. Having made the country her home, Rachel now shares over 100 delicious and seasonal Swedish recipes from her new little Scandi kitchen ­- celebrating traditional fare, embracing local ingredients, exploring what the locals eat at home and offering her own fresh and delicious takes on Swedish recipes.  This book may be the next best thing if you can't make it to an IKEA for Swedish meatballs!


New Feast: Modern Middle Eastern VegetarianCover Image, New Feast

Lucy & Greg Malouf
Hardie Grant Books
ISBN 9781743793213
Paperback 2017
Price $AU 29.99
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The Middle East - from North Africa and Moorish Spain, through Turkey, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan to Iran and the Arabian Peninsula - has long had a vibrant tradition of home-style vegetarian cuisine - from their abundant fresh salads, dips and breads to a diverse collection of delicious and hearty main meals. Based on the freshest ingredients and cooked from the heart, Greg and Lucy Malouf's recipes are designed for sharing and enjoying in company. Their approach to vegetarian food comes from their love of traditional Middle Eastern flavour combinations and the importance of colour and texture.


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.


Sirocco: Fabulous Flavours from the EastCover Image, Sirocco

Sabrina Ghayour
Octopus Publishing Group
ISBN 9781784720476
Hardback 2016
Price $AU 39.99
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The No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller Shortlisted for the Book of the Year - Food & Travel Reader Awards From the author of Persiana - the golden girl of Middle Eastern cookery - Sirocco will bring tastes of the East to Western-style dishes in a collection of 100 delicious and accessible recipes. With an emphasis on simple ingredients and strong flavours, Ghayour will bring her modern inspirational touch to a variety of dishes ranging from classics and comfort food to spectacular salads and sweet treats.


Smith & Daughters: A Cookbook (That Happens to be Vegan)Cover Image, Smith and Daughters

Shannon Martinez & Mo Wyse
Hardie Grant Books
ISBN  9781743792070
Hardback 2016
Price $AU 48.00
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Many people believe veganism is a trend, that all vegan food tastes the same, boring, bland way and, above all, that it is uncreative, not filling and lacks flavour. Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse from celebrated restaurant Smith & Daughters don't! In this their first cookbook Smith & Daughters: A Cookbook (That Happens to be Vegan) they ignore convention in favour of plant-based innovation in the kitchen. Across 7 chapters, including big plates, small plates, salads, sweets, dressings and drinks, Smith & Daughters offers 80+ delicious vegan recipes with a Spanish twist to recreate at home.


Cornersmith: Recipes from the Cafe and PickleryCover Image, Cornersmith

Alex Elliott-Howery & James Grant
Murdoch Books
ISBN 9781743362969    
Hardback 2015
Price $AU 49.99
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When Alex Elliott-Howery and James Grant opened the doors to Cornersmith, their neighbourhood cafe on an unassuming street corner in Sydney's inner west, they wanted the food to represent the sustainable ethos they held to when cooking at home: making everything from scratch using local, in-season produce; avoiding processed foods; and pickling and preserving to reduce waste. But most importantly, they wanted to serve great-tasting, good-for-you food that everyone would love.


Cumulus Inc.Cover Image, Cumulus Inc

Andrew McConnell
Penguin Books
ISBN 9781921384479    
Paperback 2015
Price $AU 45.00
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Cumulus Inc. holds a firm place in our 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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