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A Day at El Bulli (Paperback) by Ferran Adria

A Day at El Bulli (Paperback) by Ferran Adria

El Bulli - Spain. Ranked #2 in the top 100 restaurants of the world 2010.

Ferran Adria voted 'Chef of the Decade' by Restaurant Magazine.

For the first time, "A Day at elBulli: An Insight into the Ideas, Methods and Creativity of Ferran Adria" allows unprecedented access to one of the world's most famous, sought after and mysterious restaurants. Having held three Michelin stars since 1997, and regularly voted Best Restaurant in the World by a panel of 500 industry professionals, elBulli has been at the very forefront of the world restaurant scene Ferran Adria became head chef in 1987.

Code: 101034

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Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya (Hardcover)

Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya (Hardcover)

Yuji Wakiyas impressive creative talent for serving authentic Chinese recipes and ingredients has revolutionized the perception of that nations cuisine. He has taken food that too often has been seen as a take-out staple steeped in artificial additives and given it layers of delicate, subtle flavor and an elegant touch, resulting in what can only be called haute Chinese.

Code: 100436

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It Tastes Better by Kylie Kwong

It Tastes Better by Kylie Kwong

'This book is a celebration of all the growers, farmers, fishermen, artisans and food providores I have met . . . a tribute to the people behind the food I love.'

In It Tastes Better, Kylie Kwong has created over 100 recipes inspired by fresh, seasonal and sustainably produced food, including Salad of Poached Squid with Pickled Cucumber, Dill & Chilli, Red-Braised Lamb Shoulder with Roast Garlic & Tamari Dressing, and an irresistible Pavlova.

Embarking on a journey around Australia to meet the people behind the sustainable produce she is so passionate about, Kylie learns about the care they take to produce food that literally tastes better. By sharing her simple, vibrant recipes, Kylie shows that you don't need exotic ingredients to create magical dishes – just fresh, flavoursome food that has been produced in the most beneficial way for us and the planet.

Code: 102213

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Saraban: A Chef's Journey Through Persia. by Greg and Lucy Malouf

Saraban: A Chef's Journey Through Persia. by Greg and Lucy Malouf

Following on from the success of their award-winning books, Saha and Turquoise, Greg and Lucy Malouf now explore one of the world's earliest and greatest empires: Saraban is an unforgettable journey through the culinary landscapes of ancient Persia and modern-day Iran.

Persian cooking is one of the oldest and most sophisticated cuisines in the world and its influence has spread across India and the Middle East to North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula and even through Medieval Europe. It's a cuisine that is subtle, elegant and alluring, which rejoices in rice, uses fresh herbs in abundance and combines meat, fish, fruit and vegetables with exotic spices, such as saffron, cardamom and dried limes.

In Saraban, Greg and Lucy discover a land where the rich diversity of climate, countryside, architecture and poetry provide a fitting background for an equal variety and richness of cuisine. Join them as they visit bustling bazaars and tiny soup kitchens, pick saffron before dawn and fish, in time-honoured tradition, from wooden dhows in the Persian Gulf.

Code: 101096

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Secrets of the Red Lantern: Stories and Recipes from the Heart

Secrets of the Red Lantern: Stories and Recipes from the Heart

Secrets of the Red Lantern is a bittersweet family saga in which treasured recipes form the threads that bind members together for life. It is both a moving memoir and a dazzling collection of sumptuous Vietnamese recipes, complete with beautiful food, location and personal photography.

Pauline Nguyen tells the honest, difficult story of her family, following the journey of her parents from their homeland in Vietnam on their escape to Thailand as refugees, and then on to their eventual resettlement in Australia. They moved to Sydney’s most vibrant and notorious Vietnamese enclave where Pauline and her brothers grew up.

At the heart of this story is a love of food. It helped to placate homesickness, became central to the family’s early success in Australia and was sometimes the only language the family could use to communicate with each other. In the end, it was this shared passion for food that reconciled the family and helped to create Red Lantern’s success.

Pauline Nguyen, along with recipe writers Luke Nguyen (Pauline’s brother) and Mark Jensen (Pauline’s husband), are the proprietors of Red Lantern, the acclaimed modern Vietnamese restaurant in Sydney’s inner-city area of Surry Hills. They hold in their hearts and their heads the Nguyen family’s amazing stories and food secrets.

Code: 100222

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The Agrarian Kitchen

The Agrarian Kitchen

The much-anticipated first book from the founder of The Agrarian Kitchenin Tasmania.

When former Australian Gourmet Traveller food editor Rodney Dunn moved from Sydney to Tasmania, he and his wife Severine set about transforming a nineteenth-century schoolhouse into a sustainable farm-based cooking school.

Nestled in a misty valley outside Hobart, The Agrarian Kitchen struck a chord with people seeking respite from fast-paced lives and a meaningful connection with the food we eat and the land that produces it. This collection of recipes from the phenomenally popular cooking school celebrates the simple pleasures of cooking and eating in tune with the seasons, and the rhythm of a life lived close to the earth.

About the Author

Rodney Dunn grew up on a farm in rural New South Wales. During his chef apprenticeship he worked under Tetsuya Wakuda at esteemed Sydney restaurant Tetsuya's, before moving into food media. He has since developed recipes for most of Australia's food magazines and worked as food researcher for the Better Homes and Gardens television program. In 2004 he joined Australian Gourmet Traveller as food editor, and is currently the magazine's contributing food editor.

A natural teacher, Rodney has taught cooking classes for Sydney Seafood School and Simon Johnson, but ultimately his passion for flavour led him back to the land, and in 2007 he moved to Tasmania with his family to establish The Agrarian Kitchen.

Code: 102465

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The Fat Duck Cookbook by Heston Blumenthal

The Fat Duck Cookbook by Heston Blumenthal

The Fat Duck - UK. Ranked #73 in the top 100 restaurants of the world 2015.

Ranked #47, 2014
Ranked #33, 2013
Ranked #13, 2012
Ranked #5, 2011
Ranked #3, 2010
Ranked #2, 2009
Ranked #2, 2008
Ranked #2, 2007
Ranked #2, 2006
Ranked #1, 2005
Ranked #2, 2004

The cookbook hailed by the Los Angeles Times as a “showstopper” and by Jeffrey Steingarten of Vogue as “the most glorious spectacle of the season…like no other book I have seen in the past twenty years” is now available in a reduced-price edition.

With a reduced trim size but an identical interior, this lavishly illustrated, stunningly designed, and gorgeously photographed masterpiece takes you inside the head of maverick restaurateur Heston Blumenthal. Separated into three sections (History; Recipes; Science), the book chronicles Blumenthal’s improbable rise to fame and, for the first time, offers a mouth-watering and eye-popping selection of recipes from his award-winning restaurant.

He also explains the science behind his culinary masterpieces, the technology and implements that make his alchemical dishes come to life. Designed by acclaimed artist Dave McKean—and filled with photographs by Dominic Davies—this artfully rendered celebration of one of the world’s most innovative and renowned chefs is a foodie’s dream.

Code: 100786

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White Heat by Marco Pierre White 25th Anniversary Edition

White Heat by Marco Pierre White 25th Anniversary Edition

Once in a blue moon a book is published that changes irrevocably the face of things. White Heat is one such book. Since it was originally produced in 1990, it has gone on to become one of the most enduring classic cookbooks of our time. With its unique blend of outspoken opinion, recipes and dramatic photographs by the late legendary photographer Bob Carlos Clarke, White Heat captures the magic and spirit of Marco Pierre White in the heat of his kitchen.

This 25th anniversary edition features brand new material, including photographs from the late Bob Carlos Clarke and contributions from James Steen, Lindsey Carlos Clarke and a host of high-profile chefs: Jason Atherton, Sat Bains, Mario Batali, Raymond Blanc, Anthony Bourdain, Adam Byatt, David Chang, Phil Howard, Tom Kerridge, Paul Kitching, Pierre Koffmann, Gordon Ramsay and Jock Zonfrillo.

Code: 4030

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