Jump to content

cook book


  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

#1 Leah Maree

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:31 PM

i asked my best friend what she would like for christmas, and she said cook books. no particular cuisine.
so could you give me a list of some of your favourite cookbooks? i'd prefer something that comes hardcover, and looks nice if that makes any sense. sweets or savoury

#2 cardamom

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:35 PM

Nigel Slater's books are my absolute favourites.

The Kitchen Diaries, vol. I and II are wonderful, as are Tender vol. I (focused on different vegetables) and II (ditto for fruit). Hardcover, beautifully written, good mix of recipes and food writing, lovely pictures.

#3 SeaPrincess

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:36 PM

My favourite at the moment (and for quite a while) is Claire Robinson's Five Ingredient Fix cookbook.  I discovered her on Foxtel when I was BFing DD late at night. All of her recipes use 5 or fewer fresh ingredients and everything I've made has been absolutely delicious!  I had to get it from Amazon.

#4 Leah Maree

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:40 PM

Thank you both.

this could become an expensive thread.....i love cookbooks and now want to by them all for myself.

#5 Mamabear2010

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:42 PM

What level of cook is she? Does she like restaurant grade cooking (ie is a chef quality cookbook suitable?) or does she enjoy cooking at home (eg Jamie Oliver style or Nigella Lawson) or does she like all the basics/classics in one book (eg Aust Women's Weekly).



#6 twinboys

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:42 PM

I want Matt Preston's 100 best recipes for myself.
I love cookbooks and will just sit and read them for the sake of it.
I love trying out new recipes and I have heard great things about this book!

#7 Leah Maree

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:47 PM

She is a qualified chef, but no longer works in that field, but has the skills to create chef quality food.

She has a 9 month old baby, so probably something that won't take all day to prepare.

She also loves cooking at home, and trying new and interesting combos of foods etc

#8 cardamom

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:47 PM

QUOTE (Leah Maree @ 11/11/2012, 11:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thank you both.

this could become an expensive thread.....i love cookbooks and now want to by them all for myself.


Oh, me too. I've got an enormous collection already, and my Christmas wishlist is a mile long. If you don't already, buy them from Book Depository; hardcover cookbooks are so much cheaper there.

#9 Leah Maree

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:50 PM

Thank you, have never heard of the Book Depository before

#10 cardamom

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:54 PM

QUOTE (Leah Maree @ 11/11/2012, 11:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thank you, have never heard of the Book Depository before


Look out, bank balance! www.bookdepository.co.uk/

Hardcover cookbooks there are only around $30 - $40. Free shipping too  original.gif

#11 Shanski

Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:55 AM

Food safari (the sbs tv show) books are amazing.

They have Italian food safari, French food safari and a mixed cuisine food safari.
http://www.sbs.com.au/shop/product/categor...Safari-cookbook

I have the Italian one and it is gorgeous - stunning pictures and lovely recipes.

The other two are on my wish list.

Edited to remove totally unrelated quote oops.

Edited by Shanski, 12 November 2012 - 12:57 AM.


#12 firstatforty

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:29 AM

I've been buying cook books through fishpond.com.au cheaper than books stores and free postage.

#13 *LucyE*

Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:42 AM

I'm a cook book nut. I love reading them even if I don't use the recipes Lol.

If she's just embarking on the feeding a child journey and is a trained chef, what about Tess Kiros' Apples For Jam?  

It's hardcover, beautifully illustrated, lovely writing and delicious recipes. The whole book is a bit of a romantic escapism - of course your child will eat healthy food because you prepared it with love and presented it artistically LOL or maybe I'm just jaded.

I also like Nigel Slater's recipes.

#14 ACO

Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:33 PM

Annabelle Langbein's lastest - Simple Pleasures. It's a real food porn book with a great narrative and beautiful pictures.

#15 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:57 PM

Malouf's New Middle Eastern Food is fabulous.

Nigel Slater of course wink.gif

#16 Molondy

Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:14 PM

I second Middle EAstern Food. His other books are just gorgeous but not as accessible in my view.

My favorite cookbooks are:

Belinda Jeffery's Mix & Bake and Country Cooking.
Neil Perry's Food I Love
David Thompson's Thai Street Food
Kylie Kwong's Simple Chinese Cooking
Stephanie Alexander's A Cook's Companion.

#17 Leah Maree

Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:06 PM

thank you for all the suggestions, will check them all out over the next few days

#18 MsNorbury

Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:18 PM

QUOTE
If she's just embarking on the feeding a child journey and is a trained chef, what about Tess Kiros' Apples For Jam?


I agree with this, it is beautiful and has been o my wishlist for ages


Second the suggestion of Annabel Langbein, I have had her books for years and they are really good

Bill Granger has lots for easy family food too.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

At 61, Shammi finally became a mum - then came the criticism

A 61-year-old woman has reignited debate around motherhood and when women are deemed "too old" to become mums after giving birth to a daughter seven months ago.

One mum's secret Mother's Day tradition after adopting her sons

Mother's Day is a time to celebrate all mums, and this mother has found a way to celebrate and appreciate her adopted sons' birth mothers each year.

5 things my wife needs to know before we have a third baby

My wife and I are just about to commit to a family of three children.

Is this the exercise of every tired parent's dream?

When you're a sleep-deprived parent, chances are you'll do almost anything for sweet, sweet, slumber. Would you pay for a nap, however?

10 ways to keep your 'buying for baby' costs down

Becoming a parent is full of surprises – not least of all finding out that, for such small beings, babies cause a lot of chaos and expense.

Midwife fined $11,000 after having affair with dad-to-be

A midwife has been censured and ordered to pay $11,400 after admitting to having an affair with a client's husband.

Why should kids have all the sticker fun?

Stickers are a great little reward when kids have done something useful to encourage them to do it again.

Is this the cutest haka you've ever seen?

It is a war dance that people everywhere are familiar with, but this version of the Haka is one of the cutest you will ever see.

Groundbreaking surgery helps triplets born with rare condition

This little trio were world firsts twice in their first 9 weeks of life.

'I'd hate to see this happen to anyone else': mum's plea

Carly and Nathan Long are trying to raise awareness to save other parents going through the anguish they went through.

The smart phone game encouraging women to 'squeeeeze'

It's like Candy Crush for your pelvic floor. Hopefully, it will be just as addictive.

Why setting your alarm for 5.30am every day could be good for you

There's no doubt that Ashley French adores her children.

Watch the most important golf shot of this dad-to-be's life

Remember when parents used to be boring and just say, "It's a boy!" or "It's a girl!" – as regular spoken words coming out of their mouths?

This newborn knows what he wants - and gets it

The astonished parents of a newborn whose 18-day-old bub is already feeding himself, shared a clip of their little one's feat to YouTube - and it's truly incredible viewing.

5 ways to prepare to go from two incomes to one

Here are some ideas for getting that budget in shape, ready for being a one income family.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Mum tips to keep your pre-baby budget in check

Money might be funny in a rich man's world (or so ABBA told us), but for the rest of us it's a major consideration – particularly before having a baby.

5 easy ways to make your maternity leave last longer

Maternity leave is a special time for you, your partner and your new little bundle. The last thing you want is for financial worries to stand in the way of that joy.

10 ways to keep your 'buying for baby' costs down

Becoming a parent is full of surprises – not least of all finding out that, for such small beings, babies cause a lot of chaos and expense.

5 ways to prepare to go from two incomes to one

Here are some ideas for getting that budget in shape, ready for being a one income family.

 

Baby Names

Need some ideas?

See what names are trending this year.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.