The Cook's Companion, 8

The Complete Book of Ingredients and Recipes

by Stephanie Alexander

Hardback Publication Date: 04/10/2004

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RRP  $130.00 $87.84

The Cook's Companion has established itself as the kitchen 'bible' in over 500,000 homes since it was first published in 1996.

This 2014 revision includes two major new chapters, two expanded chapters, 70 new recipes and a complete revision of the text to reflect changes in the marketplace and new regulations.

Stephanie believes that good food is essential to living well: her book is for everyone, every day.

She has invaluable information about ingredients, cooking techniques and kitchen equipment, along with inspiration, advice and encouragement and close to 1000 failsafe recipes.

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Stephanie Alexander

Stephanie Alexander AO is regarded as one of Australia's great food educators. Her reputation has been earned through 30 years as an owner-chef in several restaurants, as the author of 14 influential books and for her groundbreaking work in creating the Stephanie Alexander Garden Foundation.

Everything she has achieved and worked towards has been driven by her desire to break down anxieties about cooking, to emphasise the beauty of produce fresh from the garden and to promote the pleasures of sharing around a table. Her fifth book, The Cook's Companion, is regarded as an Australian classic, and has sold over 500 000 copies. in 2013, this monumental work, in response to the new technology, first appeared as an easy-to-use digital app.

In 2014 Stephanie became an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of her work with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation.She was named Victorian of the Year in 2010 and, in 2012, appeared in the number one position on Crikey magazine's list of the most powerful people in Australian food. Her strong belief is that the earlier children learn about food through example and pleasurable hands-on experience, the better their food choices will be throughout life.

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  • Worth every cent.

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    This is by far the best "cook book" I own. It's not divided into recipes, but organised by ingredients even as a vegetarian, I constantly use it to figure out different ways of using seasonal produce.

  • An essential for cooks' shelves

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    This is my go to cookbook for everything. Not only are there recipes organised by ingredient there is information about the ingredients themselves, and all relevant to Australian cooks.

  • The Cook's Companion

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    By far the best cook book I have owned and I am 67 years old! So much more than just a recipe book. Very informative in so many ways. If you love cooking, you will love this book, an interesting read and an education. A must have for the serious cook.