Cookbooks are the gifts that keep giving (particularly if you’re the lucky dinner guest) and we’ve rounded up some of the year’s most mouth-watering reads.
Hetty McKinnon has described this book as her “homecoming”: a return to the food she loved as a Chinese girl growing up in Australia. Expect everything from traditional Asian dishes to altogether more modern offerings (like buttery miso vegemite noodles). Delish.
Pasta lovers will adore Elizabeth Hewson’s new cookbook, which not only presents 40 pasta recipes but offers a tale of family, connection and self-care – all through the act of kneading dough.
It’s been 20 years since Bill Grainger released his now-iconic cookbook Sydney Food, and now he’s back with a book that not only offers more mouth-watering meals – but one that will look great in your kitchen, too.
A celebration of straightforward, unfussy food, this cookbook offers recipes to cook at home throughout the year from a beloved Melbourne cook and food writer.
The perfect pressie for the pizza lover in your life, this gorgeously presented book offers facts, history and background to one of the world’ most loved foods – not to mention 30 recipes.
The latest offering from the global cooking sensation. This time, Ottolenghi goes deep into the three components of flavour with the aim of revealing how to ‘tap into the potential of ordinary vegetables to create extraordinary food’.
Danielle Alvarez, formerly of The French Laundry and Chez Panisse, is the head chef at Sydney restaurant Fred’s, and this is her first cookbook – one that’s packed with more than 100 seasonal recipes, from duck pot pie, to summer vegetable panzanella.
This is part-vegetarian cookbook, part-kitchen companion – and the perfect gift for the veggie-lover in your life. Organised by colour, In Praise of Veg includes 50 recipes that put vegetables at the centre of every meal.
This is Nigella Lawson at her absolute, mouthwatering best – a cookbook offering a delectable collection of recipes, memoir, and food writing.