Essentials 03 / Cookbooks

If you are stuck on what to buy your favourite foodie for Christmas, here are a few last minute suggestions which have been a hit in our household this year! Each and everyone of them is sure to please, and bring an assortment of delicious meals your way. Ergo, this is one of the few gifts that keeps on giving.

  1. French, by Damien Pignolet. This offering will satisfy all your needs for all the butter you can handle – from desserts through to roast chickens.
  2. Jerusalem, by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. This one is a more recent find, but now that we have it we use it once a week, the flavours are so fresh and different@
  3. The Art of Pasta, by Lucio Gaffetto and David Dale. Not only does this book contain the secrets of delicious fresh pasta and amazing sauces, it is also the pretties book on my shelf – complete with water colour illustrations.
  4. What Katie Ate, by Katie Quinn Davies. This is a local Australian offering, that contains, true to its word, “recipes and bits and bobs”. To be interpreted as a variety of foods and meals to suit any situation.
  5. Bourke Street Bakery, collated together by Paul Allam and David McGuinness. This book contains 90 of Australia’s best bakery secrets – covering bread, savoury pastries and the famous ginger brûlée tart.
  6. Short and Sweet, by Dan Lepard. This last cookbook is a modern day collection alike to the Women’s Weekly bible on baked goods, containing all the classics and some new ones too.

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