The Book of the Month

It’s the cooler time of year, when temperatures plunge and we crave hearty food to warm us! 

Time to get ready for slow cooked food, baked goodies, roasts and casseroles, soups of all kinds!

We’ve collected the best cookbooks to help inspire you, and to help you on the way to creating wonderful welcoming meals perfect for the season.

Please savour and enjoy!


 

 Winter Warm-Up - Our Pick

Winter

When the temperature cools down and the nights become longer, we tend to crave our favourite comfort foods slow-cooked meats that fall off the bone, rich chowders and hearty stews, succulent roasts with all the trimmings and fragrant and warming curries served with steamed rice.

This is the time of year when we tend to skip the salads, smoothies and lighter meals and the art of winter cooking comes into its own. Winter: Warm recipes for cold nights, is a stunning collection of innovative cold-weather recipes perfect for this time of year.

From simple and warming traditional comfort foods like classic French onion soup, slow-cooked beef stroganoff, chicken cacciatore, rich osso buco and a moreish tuna pasta bake, to impressive modern cold-weather dishes including Asian-style caramel pork, Panang chicken curry, roasted pumpkin risotto with browned butter and sage, and creamy Calvados chicken, as well as a host of decadent desserts – think dulche de leche and chocolate peanut butter puddings, slow-baked spiced quinces, chai-spiced slow-baked rice puddings and winter warming dried fruit compote Winter has a recipe to cover every occasion.

With 140 recipes included designed to not only taste amazing but to warm you up too Winter is a comprehensive volume on cold-weather cooking. This season now promises to be that much more delicious!

Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01/06/2018
20%
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RRP  $59.99 $47.99

Winter Warm-Up - The Highlights


 Slow Cooking - Our Pick 

The Easiest Slow Cooker Book Ever

Best selling author Kim McCosker continues her quest to make life easier in the kitchen, with over 120 recipes for all taste buds and occasions.

The Easiest Slow Cooker Book Ever! uses clever ideas to create beautiful winter warming comfort foods, ready for your return home at the end of a busy day.

A collection of recipes including Soups and Stews, Easy Roasts, Beef, Lamb, Entertaining Ideas and Desserts.

Try the 4+Ingredient Roast Beef, Amazing Meatballs, Ginger+infused Silverside, French Lamb Casserole, Pulled Pork Burgers, Zucchini Slice, Roasted Almond Fudge and Coconut Brown Rice Pudding.

Undeniably convenient, slow cookers save endless hours in the kitchen, but where they really shine is the money they will save you and the marvelous meals they will make.

The Easiest Slow Cooker Book Ever! provides families with simple recipes that are easy, economical and effortless.

Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01/06/2017
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RRP  $24.99 $19.99

Slow Cooking - The Highlights


 Comfort Food - Our Pick 

Stews, Casseroles and Curries

It’s no secret that when the nights get darker and the weather starts to get chilly, we begin to crave food that is full of flavour and comfort.

Collecting our favourite stew, casserole and curry recipes, this compilation of rich, warming meals provides the best way to get through the freezing nights of winter.

With recipes for toppers, sides and accompaniments, this is the only cookbook you need for cooking perfect comfort food.

Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
30/04/2018
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RRP  $34.99 $27.99

Comfort Food - The Highlights


 Baking - Our Pick 

Art of the Pie

Kate McDermott has taught thousands of people how to make pies at her Pie Camps.

Here she gives detailed instructions for making, rolling and baking crusts, and she does not neglect a detail when describing her ingredients, methods and tricks for making the filling and finishing off the pie.

McDermott's rules extend beyond pie baking: keep everything chilled, respect the boundaries and remember to vent. This is a book to keep close at hand.

Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
04/10/2016
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RRP  $49.95 $38.99

Baking - The Highlights


 Roasting & BBQ - Our Pick 

Roast : The New Classics

Get more from your oven and update your roasting techniques with this classic and contemporary collection of delicious roasting recipes.

Chapters cover Meat, Poultry, Vegetables, Fish & Seafood, Sides and Desserts, and contain more than 70 classic and more contemporary recipes including Beef cheeks in red wine, Classic roast turkey with spicy cranberry sauce, Beef pot roast, Roasted lamb shanks with cannellini beans, Mustard-glazed roast leg of ham, Sticky roast pork ribs, Roasted ducks with cherries, Whole roasted harrisa cauliflower and Slow-roasted peaches with lime mascarpone.

With step-by-step carving instructions for beef, lamb, chicken, turkey, duck and pork, as well as popular game meats, Roast is the perfect way to update your roasting skills and expand your cooking repertoire.

Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01/10/2017
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RRP  $39.99 $31.99

Roasting & BBQ - The Highlights


 Soups - Our Pick 

Awesome Vegan Soups

Nourish your family with healthy, whole food vegan soups.

Without processed flours or sugars, the recipes are effortless to throw together on the stove top and are convenient, affordable and portable, making enjoyably filling meals for the whole family.

Vanessa Croessmann shows readers how to create beautifully balanced flavours that highlighta variety of textures {broths, creamy, chunky) and seasonal produce. The 80 recipes feature different soups for different seasons. Think warm soups for fall and winter {Mushroom Quinoa Chili, Chipotle Pumpkin Soup with Apple and Cauliflower Tikka Masala Soup) and cooling soups for spring and summer {Creamy Horseradish Parsley Soup, Celeriac Arugula Soup with Coconut Cream and Crispy Chickpeas and Chilled Creamy Borscht). Styles included are stews, chilis, chowders, gazpacho, curries, pho, goulash and even raw soups.

With the Extras and Toppings of Vegan Sour Cream, Homemade Croutons and Pestos, in Awesome Vegan Soups, there's something even meat lovers will love. This book features 80 delicious recipes and 80 mouth watering photographs.

Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
31/10/2017
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RRP  $32.99 $25.99

Soups - The Highlight


 Regional Food - Our Pick 

Tagine

Few meals are more satisfying than a hearty tagine--the rich, fragrant Moroccan stew that is served from its own elegant cooking vessel, also called a tagine.

Meat, poultry, fish, or vegetables are simmered gently in the steam of the pot's conical lid, and the food, deliciously flavored with spices and fruit, remains tender and moist.

In Ghillie Basan's collection of aromatic tagines you will find some of the best-loved classics of the Moroccan kitchen, such as Lamb Tagine with Prunes, Apricots, and Almonds, and the tangy Chicken Tagine with Green Olives and Lemon.

Also included are less traditional but equally delectable recipes for beef and meatball tagines. If you enjoy a succulent fish dish, you can try Monkfish Tagine with Potatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, and Olives, or Red Mullet with Lemon and Mint.

For vegetarians there is a varied choice, from a sweet, syrupy tagine of Yams, Carrots, and Prunes to a summery dish of Artichoke Hearts with Peas and Saffron.

  • Every recipe includes suggestions for accompaniments and side dishes. 
  • The perfect introduction to the distinctive tastes of Morocco.
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01/09/2007
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RRP  $24.95 $21.21

Regional Food - The Highlights


 Fermened and Preserved - Our Pick 

Ferment

The only guide you need to making fermented foods and drinks by a pioneer of the wholefood movement

What does your favourite farmhouse cheese have in common with crusty sourdough bread, a glass of sparkling ginger beer or a bowl of marinated olives? The answer is each is a product of fermentation, a process that harnesses good bacteria in order to preserve ingredients and transform them into uniquely delicious foods with remarkable health benefits.

Thanks to an increasing awareness of the crucial role probiotic-rich foods play in our wellbeing, the ancient art of fermentation is experiencing a renaissance. Add to this the joy, ease and economy of making fermented foods at home, and it's no wonder we are scrunching, pickling and bottling our way to better gut health and a deeper connection with our food.

With this extensive collection, wholefood pioneer Holly Davis shares familiar and lesser-known recipes, as well as the wisdom and experience accumulated over 40 years of teaching fermentation techniques around the world. Her gentle and thorough guidance guarantees you will find a place in your home for one or more ferments that make your heart and stomach sing.

Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
23/08/2017
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RRP  $45.00 $35.99

Fermented and Preserved - The Highlights

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 Broth - Our Pick 

Brodo

Bone Broth is the new green juice.

Since chef Marco Canora opened Brodo, a takeout window at his East Village restaurant Hearth, he has been unable to keep up with the demand for his amazingly restorative and delicious bone broths.

A cookbook and guidebook, this small format book will offer a cleanse regimen utilizing these healthier meal replacements, recipes, and how they can be used in a variety of healthy dishes and drinks.

Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01/03/2016
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RRP  $34.99 $23.77

Broth - The Highlights