Must-have summer cookbooks

By Mariam Digges

Must-have summer cookbooks
Keep family and friends entertained in the New Year with our pick of inspirational cookbooks.

A Homegrown Table
By Emma Dean
New Holland
This beautiful paddock-to- plate cookbook comes from the latest winner of the MasterChef Australia series. With more than 100 simple recipes, A Homegrown Table reflects Emma Dean’s love of seasonal produce and her upbringing on a hobby farm.

A Homegrown Table Front Cover[2]

Mea’ai Samoa: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Polynesia
By Robert Oliver
Random House
Robert Oliver travels to Samoa, his “second home”. Mea’ai Samoa shows the cuisine, traditions and environment of Samoa presented in recipes, photographs and stories showing off the heritage of the beautiful island nation.


Ben’s BBQ Bible
By Ben O’Donoghue
Hardie Grant
Celebrity chef Ben O’Donoghue offers exciting recipes to inspire your next barbecue event this summer. From Mexican suckling pig to Caribbean jerk chicken, O’Donoghue dishes up tasty ideas for an open fire, hotplate or classic kettle barbecue.


Community – Recipes from Arthur Street Kitchen
By Hetty McKinnon
Self Published
Arthur Street Kitchen has been at the forefront of the “local food” movement in Sydney’s Surry Hills for more than two years, dishing up seasonal, homemade salads. This cookbook chronicles its recipes of success.

Community Front Cover

Olives, Lemons & Za’atar
By Rawia Bishara
Kyle Books
Enjoy convivial Middle Eastern hospitality with this deeply personal account of chef and restaurateur Rawia Bishara’s childhood. Featuring classics (her mother’s treasured harissa, spiced lamb shank) alongside Mediterranean influences stemming from summer holidays in Spain and the local Italian neighbourhood in Brooklyn, this book offers a rich cross-cultural fusion.


Optimum Health the Paleo Way
By Claire Yates
Exisle Publishing
Self-confessed foodie and accredited nutritional medicine practitioner Claire Yates takes you through an eight-day reset protocol that includes weekly meal plans and 100 recipes to replenish your spirit.
Drawing on modern science, Optimum Health the Paleo Way sets out key aspects of the Paleo lifestyle.

Paleo jacket 13.07.19



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