Best of 2017 - Cooking

Combining the lush photography of a coffee table book with the homely comforts of a recipe book, the cookbooks that came out in 2017 will be kitchen shelf favourites for years to come!

With entries from Yotam Ottolenghi, Maggie Beer and Matt Moran, our top ten cookbooks of 2017 are filled with absolutely delicious recipes that are sure to make your mouth water - treat yourself and your kitchen table!

I'm Just Here for Dessert

Get inspired and discover your own unique style of baking with Instagram sensation Caroline Khoo, founder of online desserts boutique Nectar and Stone.

Desserts tell a story. Even the daintiest macaron take the person eating it on a sensory journey from first look to last bite. For Caroline Khoo this story begins when an idea for a new dessert design is sparked.

I'm Just Here for Dessert is generously packed with the recipes, techniques and clever styling tips behind some of her most popular creations: armies of pastel-hued meringues, unapologetically girly cupcakes, decadent tarts, statement cakes, mini cakes and tiny ice creams.

Master the basic skills and recreate these stunning confections, or use the concept-building processes in each layer of this book to help you uncover your own unique style.

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My Kind of Food

I love cooking for my family and friends - a table piled high with delicious food surrounded by people I love is my idea of heaven...

100 all-new recipes from one of Australia's most trusted and inspirational cooks

Valli Little is one of Australia's food superstars. The author of 10 bestselling cookbooks, and for many years the food director of the popular and influential delicious. magazine, Valli's recipes have inspired a generation of home cooks to be more adventurous in the kitchen. 

For her legions of fans, Valli's recipes are synonymous with irresistible twists on unique ingredients, trends and clever reinterpretations of traditional favourites. 

Now in My Kind Of Food, her most personal cookbook yet, Valli shares 100 recipes that she has cooked time and again to share with the people she loves - recipes that are perfect for simple midweek meals and lazy Sunday suppers; slow-cooked sensations that will have you begging for seconds; dishes that burst with colour and flavour, making the most of incredible seasonal produce; as well as a wicked selection of Valli's signature cakes and favourite chocolate-inspired desserts. 

Whether you want to prepare a memorable meal for a special occasion, have some friends over for a leisurely weekend lunch, or quickly whip up something yummy for your hungry family at the end of a busy day, My Kind Of Food is the closest thing to having Valli cook for you at home. 

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