Belinda Jeffery's instinctive cooking style responds to the seasons. With this in mind she has divided her latest cookbook into recipes to suit the time of year. During the long, hot days of summer, savour the delicacy of tea-smoked salmon glazed with wasabi butter. In the cooler months, spend a cosy afternoon in the kitchen, making slow-cooked Turkish lamb with prunes, saffron and cinnamon or a pot of Boston baked beans. For those in-between days, be tempted by pork and water chestnut burgers with sesame bok choy, or a warm lentil salad with beetroot, fennel and goat's cheese. And just about everyone can squeeze in a little something sweet at the end of a meal, making a slice of chocolate crackle and caramel ice-cream loaf or butterscotch pears with almond praline hard to resist. In this wonderful new collection, Belinda offers all the culinary inspiration you will need to see the year through.
Belinda Jeffery is one of Australia's most respected and loved cooks, whose wonderful home cooking will leave your mouth watering and your family and friends wanting more. Here Belinda has brought together her 100 favourite recipes, guiding even the least-confident cook easily through the steps to make everything from the Simplest and Best Sticky Chicken Wings to luscious Mango and Mascarpone Cake. As Belinda says, 'You don't need any great cooking skills for these dishes; you just need to love food and love eating - like I do.' Visit Belinda online at: belindajeffery.com.au
"Belinda Jeffery baked her first cake at the age of five or six, standing by her beloved mother's side. Ever since then, baking has been her passion. In Mix & Bake, she shares 120 of her favourite recipes for cakes, scones, muffins, biscuits, slices, quick breads, pies and tarts, in the hope that they will become your favourites too. The sweet-toothed will be unable to resist macadamia and chocolate chip brownies, a gooey butterscotch peach cake or a mocha cake with shards of coffee bean brittle. Make a simple meal out of dill, ricotta and parmesan muffins by adding a big bowl of salad, or rustle up some pumpernickel and polenta soda bread to serve with soup on a chilly afternoon. Belinda's encouraging words and clear instructions will inspire even the most inexperienced baker, while her gentle advice gives every chance of success. Beautifully illustrated with photographs by Belinda's long-time collaborator Rodney Weidland, this compendium of timeless baking recipes is bound to become a much-loved and well-used addition to your kitchen bookshelf."
Saving yourself for dessert? Well, Belinda Jeffery has plenty of desserts worth waiting for . . . Drawing her inspiration from across the globe, she has created an irresistible collection of recipes for desserts and sweet treats, arranged around her favourite flavours; the subtle notes of coffee and tea; the intensity of caramel, honey and maple syrup; the refreshing tang of berries and summers fruits; the sharpness of citrus - and, of course, the complexity of chocolate. Imagine yourself in Paris with pine nut, almond and sour cherry tart, travel to the Middle East with sweet saffron and cardamom-scented yoghurt, take a trip to Sicily with lemon cassata semifreddo, or simply enjoy the bounty of an Australian summer with mango, passionfruit and mascarpone trifle. On grey days, seek solace in pear and maple syrup crumble or rhubarb and white chocolate tartlets. And let's face it, no excuse is ever needed to indulge in a slice of black velvet chocolate tart or a pistachio meringue with green tea cream. With Belinda's Desserts in your kitchen, you'll always have the perfect ending to any meal.
Belinda Jeffery takes her culinary inspiration from the impressive array of locally grown produce, available to her through farmers' markets, friendly neighbours and of course her own garden. With her trademark love of good food prepared simply, Belinda constantly finds new and surprising ways to bring seasonal flavours and textures together. And this imaginative new collection is no exception. These days, salads can go far beyond a quiet dish on the side. Belinda shows that they may be enjoyed at any time of the day, from fig, bocconcini, rocket and frizzled smoked pancetta salad for brunch, herb-roasted chicken, fried bread and watercress salad for dinner, and a stunning dragon fruit, peach and lychee compote with brown sugar yoghurt to finish. So whether you are looking for something pared-back and elegant or a riot of colour jumping off the plate, you are bound to find the right salad for every season. Delicious food, cooked with love. What could be better?
A beautiful collection of seasonal country recipes Let The Country Cookbook transport you to a simpler place and time: a place where neighbors leave boxes of surplus vegetables on the doorstep, winter provides an excuse to make a pie with the windfall apples, and there's time for a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake. Inspired by the bountiful produce at her local farmers' markets, Belinda Jeffery chronicles the changing seasons and shares the recipes that punctuate her days. Whether you want to make a platter of fragrant Thai prawn cakes to go with drinks, some comforting slow-cooked lamb shanks with harissa, or a last-minute Christmas cake, The Country Cookbook will bring a taste of the country into your kitchen--and into your life.
Recipes, Flavor, and Inspiration from the New Kitchen Garden
Author: Alice Waters
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Alice Waters, the iconic food luminary, presents 200 new recipes that share her passion for the many delicious varieties of vegetables, fruits, and herbs that you can cultivate in your own kitchen garden or find at your local farmers’ market. A beautiful vegetable-focused book, The Art of Simple Food II showcases flavor as inspiration and embodies Alice’s vision for eating what grows in the earth all year long. She shares her understanding of the whole plant, demystifying the process of growing and cooking your own food, and reveals the vital links between taste, cooking, gardening, and taking care of the land. Along the way, she inspires you to feed yourself deliciously through the seasons. From Rocket Salad with Babcock Peaches and Basil to Moroccan Asparagus and Spring Vegetable Ragout to Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic, Alice shares recipes that celebrate the ingredients she loves: tender leaf lettuces, fresh green beans, stone fruits in the height of summer, and so much more. Advice for growing your own fruits and vegetables abounds in the book—whether you are planting a garden in your backyard or on your front porch or fire escape. It is gleaned from her close relationships with local, sustainable farmers.
2014 My Kitchen Rules Finalists, twins Helena & Vikki Moursellas take you home to the simple Greek food they love to eat with their family and friends. Nothing tastes better than a home cooked meal - particularly one that has been handed down from generation to generation. Helena and Vikki share their favourite recipes so that you can experience what it's like to eat at their Greek family table. From simple recipes like a jar of Preserved Olives through to a beautifully Slow Roasted Pork Belly or a twist on a classic Greek dessert like Sticky Baklava Fingers, this is a fresh new take on Greek family food. Each recipe is accompanied by a personal story and photos from the girls' own collection. Let Helena and Vikki take you home and share a delicious meal.
Much-loved food writer and presenter Belinda Jeffery shares her love of seasonal produce in this hand-picked selection of her favourite recipes. Lantern is proud to publish many of Australia's most celebrated cooks and chefs. Lantern Cookery Classics gathers timeless recipes from these much loved authors in this new series of indispensable books for your kitchen bookshelf. Soon you'll be whipping up your favourite dishes from Stephanie Alexander, Maggie Beer, George Calombaris, Manu Fieldel, Guy Grossi, David Herbert, Belinda Jeffery, Kylie Kwong, Christine Manfield, Karen Martini, Gary Mehigan and Matt Moran. Why not treat yourself to the complete set?
Belinda Jeffery baked her first cake at the age of five or six, standing by her beloved mother's side. Ever since then, baking has been her passion. In Mix & Bake, she shares her 100 favourite recipes for cakes, scones, muffins, biscuits, slices, quick breads, pies and tarts, in the hope that they will become your favourites too. The sweet-toothed will be unable to resist macadamia and chocolate chip brownies, a gooey butterscotch peach cake or a mocha cake with shards of coffee bean brittle. Make a simple meal out of dill, ricotta and parmesan muffins by adding a big bowl of salad, or rustle up some pumpernickel and polenta soda bread to serve with soup on a chilly afternoon. Belinda's encouraging words and clear instructions will inspire even the most inexperienced baker, while her gentle advice gives every chance of success. Beautifully illustrated with photographs by Belinda's long-time collaborator Rodney Weidland, this compendium of timeless baking recipes is bound to become a much-loved and well-used addition to your kitchen bookshelf. Visit Belinda online at: belindajeffery.com.au