Julie Goodwin’s Essential Cookbook
Australia’s best-loved home cook and original MASTERCHEF, Julie Goodwin is back with the accessible and practical cookbook every family needs.
Looking for the perfect meal for your family?
All you need to make delicious food to feed your hungry loved ones is contained here in one place. Collected here for the first time you can find Julie’s essential go-to recipes: from making a great omelette, to roasting the perfect chicken, preparing simple and satisfying soups and salads and baking classic cakes, muffins and desserts that will become family favourites. Whatever ingredients you have in the house, no matter the season or occasion, you can put together a tasty feast that will please everyone, every time.
“Whatever ingredients you have in the house no matter what the season or occasion, you can put together a tasty feast that will please everyone, every time.” (Back cover)
This book is a “collection of everything I think is important to know in order to be able to nourish yourself and the people you love; it’s the recipes that bring back childhood memories for myself and my kids; it’s the little bits of kitchen wisdom that have been handed down through generations, or passed on from friends, or discovered by accident or through trial and error. It is the book I want my boys to have for when they have families of their own.” (Julie Goodwin, Introduction) Indeed this is a book that when you think engagement present, house warming present, birthday present…this is the “go to” book. With sections on the basics, and much more – why are my family cooking memories not of laksa, dukkah, baked Camembert with pear and candied walnuts, cannellini bean dip, lemon, pea and ricotta cannelloni? Why not??? A different generation I suppose – who only cooked basics, who cooked in the pervasive shadow of war time rationing, who were conservative in their tastes. Even when I went to high school I could not avoid the stodge that was offered in the home economic classes I attended. Thank goodness home cooking has evolved into the sumptuous and nourishing choices we have today (yes food can be both tasty and nutritious).
Julie Goodwin provides a resource that is easy to use, inspiring and tasty. This book makes the perfect gift to give or to keep for yourself.
This one sounds like a fabulous addition to any kitchen library, Carol. Great ideas for ‘ the rest of us.’
I am just about to head into the kitchen Margot and try this one out 🙂
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