Must-have cookbooks: October

By Mariam Digges

Must-have cookbooks: October
Our must-have cookbooks for October 2013 feature a selection of tasty treats and cuisines from around the world.

Smashing Plates

By Maria Elia

Kyle Books

These 120 recipes come from a summer spent experimenting at Maria Elia’s father’s tavern in Cyprus. From delicious vegetarian dishes such as Carrot Keftedes and Tomato and Bean Baklava, to the Watermelon and Greek Basil Ice Lollies, this non-traditional book is for those who wish to explore the varied flavour combinations of Greek cuisine.

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50 Foods That Will Change Your Life 

By Emma Sutherland and Michelle Thrift


From qualified naturopath, Emma Sutherland, and home economist and recipe developer, Michelle Thrift, comes this book of 50 ingredients, more than 100 delicious recipes and more than 250 ways to introduce them into your diet. Plus, enjoy comprehensive information on nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

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New York Cult Recipes

By Marc Grossman

Murdoch Books

Uncover the secrets of New York’s legendary dining scene with 130 recipes that celebrate the cult food establishments of this dining capital. Master the perfect BLT, learn the art of the ultimate cheeseburger, or for a sweet treat, indulge in a cinnamon roll or the famous New York cheesecake.

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By Rebecca Seal, photography by Steven Joyce

Hardie Grant

Turkey’s fascinating culture, where east meets west, inspired Seal and Joyce to create Istanbul, a pictorial food tour of the Turkish capital. Learn about the key Turkish ingredients that will not only make your dishes taste authentic, but are also more accessible than you think.


7000 islands – A Food Portrait of the Philippines

By Yasmin Newman

Hardie Grant

Australian-Filipino Newman takes us on a gastronomic journey through the Philippines’ 7107 islands. A relatively untapped culinary location, the food of the Philippines draws influences from Spain, China, Mexico and the US, and 7000 Islands tells the colourful story of the country’s food history.

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