With an insatiable appetite for travel, food and new experiences, Christine Manfield has traversed the globe in search of inspiration. Her quest has taken her from Istanbul to Tokyo, and from Hanoi to Marrakech. Her book is full of fresh ideas for your next meal...or your next big trip.
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FOOD: Muffins, Popcorn, Pita Bread, Pressed-flower Biccies, Garden Tea, Marble Cake, Macadamia Sponge, Vanilla Slice, , Spring Vegetables, Gluten+Dairy+Nut-free Cake … and more
FAMILY: Dallas Clayton, Natural Food Colouring, Anna Jones, Growing Food From Kitchen Scraps, The Art of Topiary, Wandering Families, Face Painting, DIY Dish-washing Powder, Bush Kinder … and more
Winner of Three James Beard Awards - Cookbook of the Year, Cooking from a Professional Point of View and Photography
British gastronomy has a grand old tradition that has been lost over time. Now our most inventive chef is out to reclaim it. Heston Blumenthal, whose name is synonymous with cutting-edge cuisine, still finds his greatest source of inspiration in the unique and delicious food that our sceptered isle once produced. This has been the secret to his success at world-famous restaurants The Fat Duck and Dinner, where a contrast between old and new, modern and historic, is key.
Historic Heston charts a quest for identity through the best of British cooking that stretches from medieval to late-Victorian recipes. Start with twenty-eight historic dishes, take them apart, put them together again and what have you got? A sublime twenty-first-century take on delicacies including meat fruit (1500), quaking pudding (1660) and mock turtle soup (1892). Heston examines the history behind each one's invention and the science that makes it work. He puts these dishes in their social context and follows obscure culinary trails, ferreting out such curious sources as The Queen-like Closet from 1672 (which offers an excellent method for drying goose). What it adds up to is an idiosyncratic culinary history of Britain.
This glorious book also gives a unique insight into the way that Heston works, with signature dishes from both The Fat Duck and the double Michelin-starred Dinner, which is ranked 7th in the World's 50 Best Restaurants. With a beautiful cover illustrated by the genius that is Dave McKean, his illustrations throughout, and some of the most superb food photography you'll ever see, Historic Heston is a book to treasure. You think you know about British cooking? Think again.
Da-Hae and Gareth West
Enjoy the first cookbook from the founders of the increasingly popular Busan BBQ and discover the delights of modern Korean cuisine.
There's a great buzz around Korean food right now, as more and more people experience the fantastic, robust flavours of both classic Korean cooking and the Ameri-Korean strand that has developed from it. There are no better authors than Da-Hae and Gareth West to introduce this flavoursome cuisine - Da-Hae uses her Korean background to explain the details of traditional recipes, and Gareth shows how Korean and Western flavours can be fused together to create really delicious combinations.
From a run-down on the basics of Korean cooking, including now readily available sauces, pastes and other ingredients, through chapters on kimchi and the etiquette of the famous Korean BBQ, to recipes for everything from the irresistible Bulgogi Burger and spicy, sticky spare ribs to Panjeon (seafood pancakes) and corn on the cob with kimchi butter, this book is packed with inventive, delicious recipes that will open your eyes to how great modern Korean food is.
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Sohui Kim and Rachel Wharton
An explosion of flavours for your taste buds! The fine folks at Fino Foods will bring an array of delicious artisanal Japanese products. The highest quality products from various regions of Japan will be showcased on the night for you to try.
Date: Monday November 7
Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Join us for an intimate dinner with Belinda Jefferey. Belinda will talk to us about her new book, The Salad Book. Belinda's new book is full of mouth-watering salad recipes that can be enjoyed from breakfast through to dinner.
Dinner will be prepared by Chef Danielle Dixon, using recipes from the book.
Date: Tuesday 8th November
$70 dinner & The Salad Book
$50 dinner only
To book call Scrumptious Reads on 3852 6797 or
Join Asuka Kagawa for this set of small group classes to learn how to easily and beautifully sketch your adventures. Whether it be in food or travel or simply your neighbourhood, watercolour is great way to bring your journals to life.
Travel Sketching / Daily Sketching - This series of workshop is designed for all skill levels to start a travel sketchbook or a daily sketchbook. It’s a great way to step away to create something and to capture what interested you that day. Once you finish your sketchbook, you are left with a visual diary that you can flip through.
Asuka's class will not concentrate on accuracy but the process of creating a sketch. Learn how to capture things quickly and get tips on how you can finish your sketch later! Paint and draw for yourself using coloured pencil, watercolour pencil, watercolour and waterproof ink.
Workshop 1: Introduction class
Tuesday 11 October 2016
A class to experiment with different mediums: ink pens, coloured pencils, watercolour pencils, watercolours, rubber stamps.
A7 Leuchtturm sketchbook and Unipin 01 pen included for each student.
Workshop 2: Food Sketching
Thursday 13 October 2016
This class will give you some simple tips on how to sketch food either from real life or from a photograph.
Bring a photograph of food items you would like to sketch.
Workshop 3: Buildings
Tuesday 18 October 2016
We will go through how to identify or focus in on what to sketch. Bring a photograph of a building or a part of a building (door, door knocker, letterbox, lamps) that you would like to sketch.
Workshop 4: Scenes
Thursday 20 October 2016
This is the class to bring it all together. There are several options to challenge you by sketching a bigger scene or placing several sketches on the one page.
After the success of our first two club nights we're ready to bring you the full schedule for events for the rest of the year.
Sept 19 - The Best of Thai Street Food, David Thompson and Mr Hong, Dan Hong
Oct 17 - Member's Pot Luck Supper
Nov 17- SPECIAL EVENT Christine Manfield in conversation
Dec 12 - Gizzi's Season's Eatings, Gizzie Erksine
Jan 2017 - Mr Wilkinson's Favourite Vegetables, Matt Wilkinson
Each event (accept the members pot luck supper) will have a menu of recipes from the book cooked by the talented Danielle Dixon of Bucci. Join us for a relaxed evening of food chat with friends.
Call us on 07 3852 6797 or email email@example.com to register your interest.