Bill starts by illustrating the rich abundance of ingredients available. In Sydney, home cooks and restaurateurs alike are spoilt for choice between the fish markets, incredible Thai and Vietnamese greengrocers, Italian delis, gourmet food halls, even the CBD fruit barrows. The recipes themselves are divided into Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners. Unusually perhaps, it is the section of Breakfasts that's really enticing, demonstrating the varying European influences that affect this city's eating habits. Waking to blinding sunshine requires bold, fortifying flavours on the breakfast table. Recipes like Banana Maple Porridge with Buttered Apples, French Toast stuffed with Peaches, Toasted Coconut Waffles with Fresh Mango and Palm Syrup set the tone for a lazy weekend on the beach. The Lunch section is comprised of some of the most popular dishes from Bill's menus. These are largely restaurant classics but always with a twist, spring onion pancakes replacing the more conventional blinis with gravalax.
The multicultural mix doesn't abate in the Dinner section that moves from Asia to Italy, Grilled Beef with Blackbean to Parmesan Veal Schnitzel. The quintessentially Aussie offering comes in the (naturally barbecued) form of Barramundi with Fresh Herb Relish. The Australian inclination for reinvention is nowhere more apparent or more appealing than on their restaurant menus. Combining such an incredible range of ingredients, a rich cultural mix, a lack of pretension and an innate desire to do things "their way" has given the food of Sydney a worldwide reputation. Anyone who even glances at the recipes in this brilliant book will immediately understand why.--Rachel O'Connor --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Good comfort food recipes, and a bargain bought as a used book.Published 1 month ago by J. Thwaites
This is an interesting style change for a food book as it looks at typical food that one might find in Sydney, Australia through the eyes of a famous chef and restauranteur,... Read morePublished on 26 Feb. 2013 by Autamme_dot_com
Love Bill really pleased to have one of his cookery books, love the pictures will now spend my time cooking my way through all his recipesPublished on 8 Dec. 2012 by Carol Kavanagh
Just a wonderful collection of classy, yet approachable recipes that will really inspire you to do your own thing, just conjour up your own versions of these Bill classics. Read morePublished on 20 Jan. 2012 by GillC65
I have to say I was really disappointed with this cookbook. I love Bill Granger and being a Sydney ex-pat now living in London I was expecting a lot more. Read morePublished on 11 Oct. 2011 by C. TYSON
book is full of dishes you can cook with regular ingredients, rather than most other books that include unusual ingredients. Read morePublished on 3 Dec. 2010 by jb
This is a summary of some of the best from Bill's earlier books,so I bought it to bring with me to the cottage:))Try it,it is superb in all it's simplicity. Read morePublished on 14 Nov. 2010 by Berit Wartiainen Moe
Bill Grainger has a wonderfully pleasant way of making his dishes easy to prepare. Beautiully photographed and informative a must have for any budding family cook.Published on 26 Dec. 2009 by Mr. Peter W. Jones