Santa's Little Helpers Food and Wine

The best thing about Christmas (apart from the presents!) is definitely the food!

Give the gift of deliciousness this year with one of our great selection of cookbooks… or grab some Christmas lunch inspo for yourself!


 

Great Flavours - Our Pick

Ottolenghi Simple

130 brilliantly simple, brand-new recipes from the bestselling author of Plenty, Plenty More, Jerusalem and Ottolenghi: The Cookbook.

Everything you love about Ottolenghi, made simple. Yotam Ottolenghi’s award-winning recipes are always a celebration: an unforgettable combination of abundance, taste and surprise.

Ottolenghi SIMPLE is no different, with 130 brand-new dishes that contain all the inventive elements and flavour combinations that Ottolenghi is loved for, but with minimal hassle for maximum joy. Bursting with colourful photography, Ottolenghi SIMPLE showcases Yotam’s standout dishes that will suit whatever type of cooking you find easy – whether that’s getting wonderful food on the table in under 30 minutes, using just one pot to make a delicious meal, or a flavoursome dish that can be prepared ahead and then served when you’re ready.

These brilliant, flavour-forward dishes are all SIMPLE in at least one (but very often more than one) way: S – short on time: less than 30 minutes I – 10 ingredients or less M – make ahead P – pantry L – lazy E – easier than you think

Ottolenghi SIMPLE is the stunning new cookbook we have all been wishing for: Yotam Ottolenghi’s vibrant food made easy.

Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
06/09/2018
26%
OFF
RRP  $55.00 $40.75

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Cooking for Everyone - Our Pick

Special Guest

If you are someone who prepares for guests by sweeping bills, laundry and newspapers behind sofa cushions, take heart!

It's possible to be an imperfect host, but happily so. The essential ingredient is not, paradoxically, the food, nor the perfect house to host in, but the sentiment you convey when you open the door. Do your eyes say: 'I like you and I enjoy your company,' or does a weepy cloud of visceral horror descend as pine nuts burn quietly in the kitchen?

Special Guest is a gentle guide to turning easy basic fare into something of a celebration. For when you want to say to your friends with their spouses and ten small children, 'Why don't you stay for lunch?' without hating yourself afterwards. Learn the lesson of 'one splendid thing done well' without regard to the hundred other things, and call the day a success.

Pick up some pointers for the modern conundrum that is cooking for people with seemingly incompatible dietary requirements. Hosting your friends is not about showing off; it is about delighting others.

Your dining table might be decorated with a pile of unmatched socks and kids' homework, but that's no reason not to invite friends in for a chat, a sit-down and something delicious to eat.

Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
24/10/2018
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RRP  $39.99 $31.50

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Regional - Our Pick

Food Safari: Earth, Fire, Water

From the phenomenally successful Food Safari series comes the new highly anticipated book from Maeve O'Meara that explores the beauty of cooking with ingredients from the earth's elements.

In Food Safari Elements: Earth, Fire, Water Maeve O'Meara invites you on a journey around the world of cuisines, meeting home cooks and chefs from Asia, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East who are all passionate advocates of cooking with the best and most natural produce they can get.

Discover the pleasures of baking, roasting, one-pot cooking, or cooking Asian-style in a wok, with the people across the globe that know how to do it best. Maeve guides the reader through the regions she visits throughout the book - their ingredients and influences - while explaining local techniques in the practical and accessible style that has already won her so many followers.

Food Safari Elements is packed with more than 170 recipes, full of crunch, bite and flavour, which explore age-old techniques and cutting edge cookery. From the sweet to the savoury come recipes - drawn from the earth: vegetables that range from sweet potato, carrots and sugar snaps to sour and bitter vegetables like radicchio and kale; cooking with fire: meats and fish smoked to perfection, slow-cooked pulled pork, barbecued street foods like souvalaki, kebabs, skewers and the high-octane tandoor; and lastly dive into the seafood bounty in water: hot and sour Vietnamese soups, jungle curry from east Asia, and jambalaya from southern America ... these are just some of the intense and inspirational flavours in Food Safari Elements.

The official book to accompany not just one but three of Food Safari's most popular SBS television series: Food Safari Earth, Food Safari Fire and Food Safari Water.

Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
19/11/2018
26%
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RRP  $60.00 $44.75

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Baking & Sweets - Our Pick

Modern Baking

Donna Hay, Australia's bestselling, favourite and most trusted cook, brings you one of her most beautiful books yet: Modern Baking, with over 250 mouthwatering recipes for cakes,biscuits and all kinds of divinely delicious sweet treats.

I find there's something truly enchanting about baking. From the way ingredients change as they're whisked and whipped, to the joy that a warm slice of cake can bring - it's always been my first love in the kitchen. Even though I'm a classics girl at heart, I'm forever adding on-trend twists to my sweet recipes and I want to share them with you. This book is what I like to think of as my modern baking bible. Inside are more than 250 recipes - my all-time favourite essentials, plus some super-smart shortcuts for when life gets crazy busy. I've also included plenty of better-for-you treats, made with wholesome raw ingredients, for a touch of balance. Be it chewy cookies, the fudgiest brownies, dreamy meringue or creamy iced desserts, let these modern sweets bring a little magic into your kitchen.

Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
15/10/2018
25%
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RRP  $55.00 $41.50

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Beverages - Our Pick

Halliday Wine Companion 2019

The annual bible for lovers of Australian wine, detailing the best wineries and vintages of the key regions.

Halliday Wine Companion is recognized as the industry benchmark for Australian wine. The 2019 edition has been completely revised to bring you up-to-the-minute information. In his inimitable style, James Halliday shares his extensive knowledge of wine through detailed tasting notes with points, price, value symbol, and advice on best-by drinking, as well as each wine’s closure and alcohol content.

He provides information about wineries and winemakers, including vineyard sizes, opening times, and contact details.

• This is the bible for lovers of Australian wine—it is highly anticipated by wine connoisseurs each year

 • Includes a comprehensive list of the best wines and wineries that Australia has to offer.

• Includes reviews, styles, prices and the history of wineries reviewed by James Halliday.

• Listed alphabetically either by region or winery.

• Includes James Halliday’s famous 5-star rating system -- wineries use his reviews in marketing for their wines.

Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
02/08/2018
  $39.99

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Healthy Eating - Our Pick

Eat Your Greens

Pete Evans makes eating green easy with more than 130 mouth-watering dishes that take veggies from sides to stars. Even the pickiest eater will be won over by crispy carrot fritters with garlicky yoghurt dipping sauce, oh-so-simple sweet potato waffles topped with guacamole and a fried egg or the oozy deliciousness that is eggplant parmigiana.

Eat Your Greens also includes simple tips on: - increasing your family's veg intake for breakfast, lunch and dinner - buying and growing seasonal, organic produce - harnessing the health benefits of different veggies.

Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
30/10/2018
RRP  $39.99 $39.95

Healthy Eating - The Highlights