Book Reviews

My Abuela's Table

Author: Daniella Germain

Publisher: Hardie Grant Books

RRP: $34.95

Abuela means "grandmother" and the recipes in this book come from Daniella Germain's abuela, both directly and via the author's Mexican-born mother, who patiently wrote down the steps for making the dishes her own mother cooked when she was growing up in Mexico.


The Salt Book

Author: Fritz Gubler & David Glynn with Dr Russell Keast

Publisher: Arbon Publishing

RRP: $34.99 Paperback with flaps

The title of this book alone might be enough to send hypertensives screaming from the room, but it shouldn't. It begins from the premise that salt is an almost magical substance that makes the flavours of just about everything else come alive. Here, here



Author: Alison Thompson

Publisher: Penguin

RRP: $24.95 (paperback)

Macarons are the new cupcakes,” declares this book’s press release and any survey of Sydney’s upmarket cafes and patisseries confirms the claim


The Thrifty Cook

Author: Jackie Passmore

Publisher: Penguin

RRP: $29.95 (paperback)

Australia might not have suffered quite as intensely as other countries with the global financial crisis, but the crash did have enough of an impact to trigger a flurry of money-saving cookbooks. This latest one from experienced restaurant chef and home cook, Jackie Passmore, is worth a look.


Just Add Spice

Author: Lyndey Milan and Ian Hemphill

Publisher: Lantern

RRP: $49.95

This book came about when the authors, who are old friends, realised they used a common language, Lyndey when talking about wine, Ian about spice.


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