Pre-sales started last Friday and I am overwhelmed with your support – thank you!
As a token of my gratitude I’m giving away a copy of each of my five of my favourite cookbooks.
Country Women’s Association Classics
I bought this book for myself with the very first money I received for winning the pickles section of our local show. It’s a hefty book – some 880+ pages, filled with CWA members’ prized family recipes. From stews and spaghetti scones to wedding cake, there’s something for everyone in this wonderful book.
Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredients
I’m normally suspicious about recipes that are limited to an arbitrary number of ingredients, but when those ingredients are things like king prawns, red pesto and rosé, I make an exception! This book makes the list because it’s cook-able. Too many of the cookbooks I own languish on the shelf because they’re too involved for mid-week meals, this one is on high rotation. The direction “season to perfection” drives me a bit crazy though!
The Great Australian Cookbook
You know and I know that you’re no supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I’ll be honest; I first picked this book up for the Reg Mombassa artwork. But it was the recipes from Australia’s finest cooks (some famous, some local legends) that won me over. Margaret Fulton has shared her sponge cake recipe and there’s recipes from the Bruce Family of Poachers Pantry in the ACT (still one of my favourite lunches ever!) and the famous chicken laksa recipe from Yati’s Laksa of Darwin’s Parap Village Market fame. The recipes are wonderful, but the stories make it special.
Julie Goodwin’s Essential Cookbook
Remember when Julie Goodwin won Masterchef with a roast chicken? I love her unpretentious style of cooking, and her recipes for proper food that would be at home in any kitchen in Australia. In her own words Julie describes what this book is all about “Whatever ingredients you have in the house, no matter the season or occasion, you can put together a tasty feast that will please everyone, every time.” (We also love Julie because she’d written a rousing review of my own cookbook, darling lady!)
Day To Day Cookery
I’ve put this book last, but perhaps it should have been first. This was the home economics textbook du jour when I went through school, but I had never laid eyes on it until my wonderful friend Sonia bought me a copy not long after we’d bought the farm. This book is all substance, it’s filled with helpful advice and recipes plus loads and loads of gluten-free alternatives for coeliac cooks. Every home should have a copy of this book.
win my five favourite cookbooks
I’m giving away a copy of each of my five favourite cookbooks. To be in the running, all you need to do is pre-order a book before 31/10. I’ll notify the winner by email and announce the winner on social media by 2/11.
If you’ve already ordered your copy, I’ve already added you to the draw. (Plus to keep if fair to those of you who have ordered multiple copies, four books = four entries.)
You can order your copy here:
Good luck and happy cooking!