Post Script: Surfing The Menu Next Generation – Dan Churchill & Hayden Quinn

Surfing the Menu cover

Surfing the Menu Next Generation

Dan Churchill and Hayden Quinn

Simon & Schuster Australia

ISBN: 9781925368345



Escape on an epic adventure around Australia with Dan Churchill and Hayden Quinn, as seen on ABC TV


Discover the spectacular natural diversity of the north of Australia, from Broome to Byron, with two of Australia’s favourite food lovers and cooks, and enjoy 80 amazing recipes inspired by local growers and food producers.


Along with Gigi, an intrepid vintage VW Beetle, MasterChef stars Dan Churchill and Hayden Quinn travel from the west coast, to the north, and then to the east coast of Australia to explore what’s cooking and the incredible produce of each spectacular region — and being surfer dudes, to catch some waves too!


In this full colour, 240-page cooking and travel extravaganza, cook with Dan and Hayden’s inspiring recipes and enjoy the colour, life and tastes that the west, north and east of our great country has to offer. From Shark Bay through to Wooramel, Carnarvon, Exmouth and Broome in Western Australia, to Kununurra and Katherine in the Northern Territory, to Cairns and Townsville, The Whitsundays and Bundaberg in Queensland, and finally Noosa Toowoomba and Bryon Bay in New South Wales, their journey is showcased with stunning photography of each lush location and the mouth-watering produce and recipes they discover and cook with along the way.


In association with the ABC, the television series of Surfing the Menu will be aired in early 2016. The first two series introduced us to Curtis Stone and Ben O’Donoghue, and now it’s time to hit the surfing trail again with a new generation of food lovers and cooks – Dan Churchill and Hayden Quinn.


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My View:

I confess that I am a big fan of Dan Churchill’s cook books – so it will not surprise you that I devoured this book in one sitting and have added this book to my Kitchen Library (and now will need to check out Hayden Quinn’s books too). Stunningly presented – the food photography and images of the towns that the two cooks visited are quite special – this could easily be viewed as a “coffee table “ book or gift for your overseas friends and relatives as it showcases so much of Australia – but it is so much more.  Churchill and Quinn share their obvious love of fresh, locally sourced ingredients that they use to create mouth-watering recipes. Ingredients from Australia’s spectacular coast and from inland regions delight and reflect our multicultural society. Recipes based on crabs, fish, Moreton Bay Bugs, ‘roo tail, buffalo ribs, pearl meat, goat…recipes such as Korean Pork Pot Roast, “Rum and Coke” wings and vegetarian dishes …this book has it all including desserts; Chilli Chocolate Tart, Choc Blueberry No Churn Ice-cream, Coconut Chia Pudding, Goats Cheese Chocolate Tart, Banana Choc-Tella Muffins, Salted Caramel Eton Mess…. Ahhhh…bliss.

3 thoughts on “Post Script: Surfing The Menu Next Generation – Dan Churchill & Hayden Quinn

  1. What a great-sounding showcase Australia, Carol! I haven’t seen the show, but it sounds terrific, too. I like the fact that it really shows how diverse Australia is.

  2. Pingback: Chilli Chocolate Tart – Surfing The Menu Next Generation – Dan Churchill and Hayden Quinn – Reading, Writing and Riesling

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