Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Books talked about with Jim Mora on Radio NZ National this afternoon

The 1960’s Scrapbook – compiled by Robert Opie – large scrapbook size hardback book filled with full-colour images from the 1960’s – posters, record covers, advertisements, toys , fashion -  absolutely wonderful nostalgia. Global Publishing

Maggie’s Verjuice Cookbook – by the wonderful Maggie Beer – using verjuice in cooking – loads of recipes  - 

'I just can't help myself when it comes to verjuice! I use it in place of lemon juice or vinegar to bring the gentlest lift of flavour to everything – from grilled vegetables, meat or fish, pastas, risottos, salads and hearty one-pot dishes to delicate custards, old-fashioned puddings and decadent tarts. I can't imagine cooking without it.'
Lantern - Penguin Books

The Library Book -  23 well-known writers with essays on how libraries influenced them & what they mean to them – a book for bibliophiles - Profile Books

Stop what you are doing and read this – Ten essays by famous authors and passionate advocates for books and reading –  another book for bibliophiles - Vintage

All bought in Sydney last week.
Potts Point Bookshop
Lesley McKay's Bookshop

1 comment:

Mark Hubbard said...

Nothing better for roasting chicken, but, try getting hold of verjuice: almost impossible. I tried to get it from both Countdown and New World in Blenheim last week, not a bottle was to be had.

Plenty of wine, which is a good thing, admittedly, but no verjuice.