New Foodie Books to Get You Inspired

If you’re anything like us, you have a bookshelf at home groaning with beautiful food and wine books, from the aspirational to the practical and everything in between. Here are a few more recent releases to add to the collection.


Sweet, Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh, Sept 7, Ten Speed Press
This is the sixth book for London based chef Yotam Ottolenghi, following popular and much praised Jerusalem (2012) and Plenty More (2014). This time the focus is the sweeter things in life. Together with his long-time collaborator, native Melbournian Helen Goh, Ottolenghi has pulled together a collection of 110 recipes. From sumptuous chocolate cakes, to tarts and biscuits spiked with the flavours of the Middle East, everything in Sweet has our mouths watering.


James Halliday Wine Companion 2018, James Halliday, Aug 3, Hardie Grant
The annual wine-lover’s bible is indispensable to those who like to be in the know when it comes to the Australian wine industry. It contains detailed tasting notes, information on winemakers and vineyards, and some great advice on best-buy bottles.


Brain Food, Richard Cornish, Aug 28, Melbourne University Publishing
Award-winning food writer, gastronomic funny man and food nerd, Richard Cornish, answers your burning food questions in Brain Food. From science to etiquette, myth-busting to history, Cornish covers just about everything you ever wanted to know about food but were too afraid to ask.


Grow Food Anywhere, Matt Pember and Dillon Seitchik-Reardon, Sept 18 Hardie Grant
Just in time for spring, the 5th book from the Little Veggie Patch Co. is all about growing food in small spaces. For those of us (all of us) who are time poor aspiring gardeners, GFA has it all covered in three sections – What Plants Need, Fruit and Veg to Grow, and Pest and Disease to Know. Simple.


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