Blog tagged with 'cookbooks'

Nick Haddow at Food & Words

posted 16 July 2017
Milk. Made. CVR copy

Milk. Made (Hardie Grant Books), by Bruny Island Cheese Company’s Nick Haddow delivers a lot of bang for your buck. Much like his cheese, this book is truly individual. This is, after all, the guy who offers his raw milk cheese C2 for adoption.
With little pomp and plenty of ceremony Nick walks the reader through the world of cheese and it’s a serious, at times sentimental, and impassioned stroll. The book is not designed to be encyclopaedic; it’s there to make better cheese buyers and eaters of us all and the recipes, beautifully photographed by Alan Benson, like Nick’s carefully crafted prose, offer more than enough incentive for the reader to seek out and enjoy standout Australian-made and international cheeses.
Nick is on the Food & Words program along with…
FOOD & WORDS program
Mark Best, from Bistro by Mark Best on the Genting and World Dreams and author of Marque; A Culinary Adventure and Best Kitchen Basics.
Nick Haddow, Bruny Island Cheese Co. and author of award-winning book Milk. Made.
Sam Vincent, an award-winning farmer-writer whose work appears regularly in The Monthy.
Luisa Brimble and Sarah Glover, photographer and chef, who ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to self-published their cookbook Wild.
Monday Morning Cooking Club, a collaborative cooking project that is about sisterhood, heirloom recipes and community.
Brenda Fawdon and Christine Sharp, a cook and food writer (Brenda) and performer, illustrator, creative writer and photographer (Christine) combo.
{stay tuned, more to come...}


What I’m reading now…

posted 9 August 2016
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The first book about food that Ovvio Organics founder Anthia Koullouros remembers reading from beginning to end, when she was about 11, was Paavo Airola’s book How to get Well.
“I’ve still got it. It talked about the difference between synthetic vitamins and getting vitamins from your food. I was a little hypochondriac. I’d read through the symptoms and think, ‘I’ve got that’, ‘I’ll do that’. I was a practitioner in the making.
“I don’t buy whole food or health food cookbooks. I buy normal, everyday cookbooks. I grew up in a Cypriot household where making our own yoghurt, pickles and bread was normal. Right now I’m reading (sexy Swedish TV star and food writer) Lotta Lundgren’s If I Were Your Wife: or how to make every day taste like Saturday (New Holland). It’s gorgeous. It reads like poetry and the recipes are beautiful.
“The cover shot is a woman dressed in a satin evening dress. Her wrists are heavy with circles of pearl bracelets and she has rings on her fingers – and in her hand, a leg of lamb” (or is it a haunch of venison?).
Anthia published her own book on real, normal, tasty, everyday food that’s good for you but not health food I Am Food (Penguin/Lantern). We’re proud that Anthia will be part of Food & Words writers’ festival on September 9-10, where she’ll serve a selection of hot and cold Ovvio Organics teas, selected especially for the event.

Cookbook collections

posted 4 October 2013
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I am the owner of a few hundred cookbooks. The rule is that they all have to fit into the designated bookcase, which means if I buy a new cookbook an old one has to go. I subvert the rule constantly. Not only has the bookcase itself grown larger over the years but books are double shelved, tucked in horizontally and stacked on top. And still she does not stop. My latest obsession is second-hand cookbooks. You can pick up classic early-edition books at bargain prices and get your hands on a title or author you always meant to buy, but didn’t (Waverly Root, where are you?).

I know this is an obsession that many share. What is it about a good cookbook?