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A wonderful treasury...
on 16 April 2009
Though not recently published this book delivers a powerful punch in favour of the local and long nurtured - key tenants of the Slow Movement for example. Beer's cooking is rooted in the land and her family's relationship to it over the years since they moved to the Barossa, from shop to restaurant to farm to shop and most importantly to land.
The auto-biographical writing is direct and honest, the appreciation of ingredients is Austro-centric (as it should be!) and the recipes wonderful. It almost makes me sad to be in England! Once you get your head around the differing seasons and suppliers mentioned - you'll fond you want to cook everything, right now.
The best kind of book - on a par with Judy Rodgers Zuni Café Cookbook