Food for thought cookbook reviews

The Cookery Book recommends some of the best cookbooks around for your Autumn cooking pleasure.

Grown & Gathered: Recipes and Practical Guides to Grow, Cook, Preserve, Trade and Live Well
Matt & Lentil Purbrick, $45.00 PB
In Grown & Gathered, Matt and Lentil Pubrick’s first book, they tell you all that they know about growing, gathering, nurturing and cooking your own food.

The first part of the book is a guide to producing your own food. The information, advice and projects can be used whether you have a 3-acre block or a courtyard with planter boxes.

The second part of the book features over 100 delicious, nourishing and creative wholefood recipes. There’s a host of staples, everything from how to prepare and sprout grains in a traditional way, to making and maintain a sourdough culture and techniques and recipes for preserving and pickling.

Go Fish
Al Brown, $59.99 HB
Written by the most respected authorities on seafood in the country, this landmark publication contains all you need to know about selecting and preparing over 60 types of fish and seafood, including catching methods, notes on sustainability, flavour profiles and cooking guidelines. More than 130 recipes showcase the delicious potential of the vast array of seafood available and clear step-by-step photography illustrate the key techniques and take all the guesswork out of cooking seafood at home. This important book is as beautiful as it is informative and has become the benchmark reference for anyone interested in cooking and eating fish and seafood.

Rick Stein’s Long Weekends
Rick Stein, $55.00 HB
Cadiz, Palermo, Copenhagen and more…Rick Stein goes in search of good food in fabulous locations. Rick’s passion for using good-quality local produce and his talent for creating delicious flavour combinations in his books and restaurants have won him a host of awards, accolades and fans. He divides his time between Padstow, London and Australia, where he also has a seafood restaurant by the sea in Mollymook, NSW. This book will accompany the second half of the BBC One series, airing on Foxtel’s Lifestyle Food channel in 2017.

Deliciously Ella With Friends: Healthy Recipes to Love Share and Enjoy Together
Ella Woodward Mills, $29.99 PB
This is the much-anticipated follow-up cookbook from Deliciously Ella, the inspirational bestselling healthy food writer who has taken the cookery world by storm. Ella makes it easy for you to prepare delicious healthy food for you, your friends and family, whatever the occasion. No more wondering whether certain dishes go together, Ella makes life simple with her menus—whether you are planning a laid-back brunch, a last-minute lunch or a fancy supper, Ella has it covered with wonderful hearty and filling recipes that celebrate her healthy eating philosophy. This is the go-to book for anyone who lives a healthy lifestyle and loves sharing food with friends and family.

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