Good Life Great Food
Good Life Great Food – what more could you ask for? In her debut cookbook Judy Phillips creates simple, healthy and delicious recipes designed to share with loved ones. Inspired by her family, her love of entertaining and favourites from her cooking classes Judy shares dishes handed down from her beloved Hungarian grandmother, her family’s favourites, and delicious, seasonal recipes adapted for today’s health conscious lifestyle.
Judy’s influences range from her Eastern European Jewish background as well as flavours from the Middle East, Japan and the Mediterranean to create recipes that are easy to prepare whether cooking for a few or for many. ‘Good Life Great Food’ features easy to follow recipes, simple ingredients and stunning photography designed to inspire anyone in the kitchen.
Judy Phillips is a home cook, mother of five and fitness fanatic. In 2012, at the urging of family and friends, Judy started cooking classes from her kitchen in Sydney to impart the tips and tricks she’d learnt from years of creating easy to prepare, abundant, seasonal, healthy and delicious meals. Her debut cookbook, Good Life Great Food: Recipes for Loving and Sharing, is the result of a lifetime of interest in eating well, enjoying the food nature has to offer, and remaining healthy. Judy has degrees in commerce and law and is a certified personal trainer. Her kitchen is the hub of her busy household.
WOW! Judy Philipps has packed a lot into her life and it seems that a love of cooking has always been part of that life. This is Judy’s first book and hopefully not her last. I love the mix of family and culture and lifestyle that have influenced Judy’s cooking. The recipes she shares here are full of colour and passion, are vibrant, nourishing and comforting too! (and may I add are beautifully presented – the photography here is amazing – just look at the images for North African Hot Fish Stew or Walnut Cake – they cry out to be made. (I wish my food images were this good!)
Speaking of food images – I made the Flourless Chocolate Cake the other morning when we had visitors for morning tea – the coffee and rum ( I use a spiced rum) gave this such a wonderful aroma when cooking and added an extra depth to the flavour (I will share this recipe with you later). Unfortunately the cake was so successful that it was devoured before I had a chance to take a photo to share with you, you will have to take my word that this is a simply delicious!
Back to the book – a beautifully presented collection of interesting (particularly interesting to me as I have never made Hungarian influenced foods before) yet simple and easy to make recipes that are guaranteed to find a permanent place in your repertoire of favourite dishes to cook and share.
And all profits from the sale of this book are donated to The Black Dog Institute – the perfect reason to treat yourself to a copy of this book (or maybe buy as a Christmas gift for the cook in your life).
Why The Black Dog Institute?
The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit organisation and world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.
Like many of us, Judy has witnessed the grief depression can inflict on people’s lives. This inspired Judy to donate the profits from Good Life Great Food to help The Black Dog Institute continue their good work in this area.