FOOD/WINE BOOKS

Dining Dilemmas

I don’t know about you, but I fancy myself as a bit of an ethical shopper. I buy ethical produce; I care about provenance; I shop at Farmers’ Markets; and I even remember my canvas bags every now and then. Why is it then, that the humble co-op is such a sticking point for me?

The Cook’s Bookshelf

Four new titles that you might like to add to your cook's bookshelf, plus a chance to get a FREE cookbook this weekend at Harris Farm stores.

The Cook’s Bookshelf

This is a companion cookbook to a television series by the same name, but you won’t find yourself sighing and asking whether the celebrity chef realises you’re working in a home kitchen not a restaurant.

The Cook’s Bookshelf

In the companion book to her ABC series, Masterchef darling Poh Ling Yeow’s emphasis is on reducing recipe difficulty so readers actually try her dishes at home.

Foodies’ Diary: Homey, Healthy & Helpful

If you’re not blessed with an Italian Nonna or a French Tatie who loves to bake, up until now you’ve mostly had to go to professional cooking classes to gather these skills.

Foodies’ Diary: Tasty & Refreshing

According to writer Christian Lander, it is “required by white-person law that you publicly declare foreign cinema to be better than Hollywood movies” so you better go watch some, at the 14th Japanese Film Festival.

The Cook’s Bookshelf

Rather than a guide to cooking basics, this collection is restaurateur Bill Granger’s essential recipes. It includes his Double-Baked Goat’s Cheese and Leek Soufflés, Laksa and Baked Whole Fish with Roasted Tomato and Pineapple Relish.

The Cook’s Bookshelf

Ching-He Huang has been dubbed China’s Nigella. She’s currently warming up British television screens on BBC’s Chinese Food Made Easy. So if, like me, you’re a bit intimidated by being a whitey cook attempting dishes from a 5000-year-old cuisine, then

Foodies’ Diary: Charity Begins In The Stomach

Never one to pass up a free lunch, I was delighted to be invited to Astral Restaurant by Table4Ten. If you're not aware of their work, they raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia utilizing people's appetites!

Foodies’ Diary: Neptune & Bacchus

As you can see, this column’s dedicated to the gods of the sea and the vine, Neptune and Bacchus.