Must-Have Cookbooks

By Kate Hassett

Must-Have Cookbooks
Our must-have cookbooks feature recipes that celebrate the seasons and bring warmth to the kitchen, perfect for getting through winter.


Savour by Peter Gordon – Jacqui Small/Murdoch Books

Simple, innovative and brimming with flavour, these salads are a far cry from the common garden variety we are used to. Celebrating the beauty of salads in all shapes and forms and from all seasons, this collection of recipes, places side dishes at the forefront of every meal.



Venezia by Tessa Kiros – Murdoch Books

Venezia is the land of pearls and prosecco – and a goldmine for those seeking culinary inspiration. This journal-come-recipe book from Tessa Kiros is filled with mouth-watering Italian fare, interspersed with enviable travel shots that evoke a side of undeniable wanderlust with your cannoli.


How To Make Sourdough by Emmanuel Hadjinadreou – Hardie Grant Books

This simple step-by-step guide to becoming an artisanal master-baker is far less complicated than one would think. Be warned though, once you open your first loaf of hot and wholesome homemade sourdough, there’s no going back.

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Seasons To Share by Jacqueline Alwill – Murdoch Books

Featuring more than 130 no-fuss recipes to nourish and nurture, Seasons To Share is a must-have for anyone who wants to create nutritionally dense and delicious food from breakfast to dessert. These colourful, seasonal and creative recipes will bring joy and ignite a passion for cooking fresh produce like never before.

Good Better Green by Zita Steyn

Good Better Green by Zita Steyn – Hardie Grant Books

The most inventive recipes to help you eat more greens.

The key to a nutritionally balanced diet with all the greens we need is to make it easy with inspiring recipes on hand. Steyn provides plenty of inspiration for deliciously healthy meals that take the humble green veg from a starring role on the dinner table, to kid-friendly meals that pack a nutritional punch.


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Patisserie by Melanie Dupuis & Anne Cazor

Patisserie by Melanie Dupuis & Anne Cazor – Hardie Grant Books

Master the art of french pastry.

The beautifully illustrated pages of this step-by-step guide to the art of French pastry will have you feeling like Julia Child in no time. Patisserie demystifies the world of French patisserie with a delightful practicality that is sure to make all your food dreams come true.

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Basque by Jose Pizarro

A cookbook that encourages wanderlust is definitely worth keeping. The pages are filled with Mediterranean specialties that conjure seaside wanderings and lashings of sunshine. Basque dispels the myth that Spanish tapas are laborious, and invites us to create dishes that speak of lazy afternoons.

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