Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Bookman talks books with Wallace Chapman on Radio Live

This morning, Sunday 29 December, I discussed the following titles with Wallace.They were all found under the Christmas tree on Christmas morning !

New York Cult Recipes
Marc Grossman
Murdoch Books - Hardback NZ$60

Discover 130 recipes that unlock the secrets of New York's cult food establishments. Learn the secret to creating the perfect BLT, make the ultimate cheeseburger or for something a little sweeter, indulge in a cinnamon roll, smoothie or famous New York cheesecake. Brimming with delicious food and gorgeous photography of the city that never sleeps, you'll feel like a local.
Marc Grossman grew up in Manhattan but now resides in Paris with his wife and children. He is the author of several books; Smoothies, Muffins and Bagels, and the creator of French organic food establishments, Bob's Juice Bar and Bob' s Kitchen

Naked Food - the way food was mean to be
Jane Grover
Jane Cooks Pty Ltd. = Hardback - NZ$60

Over ninety simple and healthy recipes you can cook from scratch, creating food that tastes great and is good for you. Jane Grover is passionate about food & cooking it well, using wholefoods, preferably locally grown, in season, organic & biodynamic produce. Jane is a qualified chef, having worked in many top Sydney restaurants, she then retired from restaurant kitchens to enjoy being a full time mum to her three children. Jane began cooking classes in May 2009. 
Her passion and vision is to teach others by providing healthy, practical and entertaining cooking classes, usually for groups of 10. She also runs Market Tours, introducing people to fresh produce and the producers who grow it. 
Jane writes a regular post on her food & travel blog NAKED FOOD. 
This is Jane's first cookbook. She lives on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, with her husband Paul and their three teenage children.

Delicious - Love to Cook
Valli Little
ABC - Harper Collins - NZ$50

Sharing good food with family and friends is one of life's great pleasures, but it's easy to become stuck in the daily routine and lose your passion. LOVE TO COOK is designed to help you discover (or rediscover) the joy of spending time in the kitchen and at the table. Inside, you'll find more than 140 recipes - themed by ingredient for easy reference - that will take you from quick weekday dinners with a clever twist to impressive ideas for entertaining. LOVE TO COOK is the eighth book from bestselling author and food director Valli Little, with the team behind one of Australia's leading food magazines, ABC delicious. Each recipe is brought to life with stunning images created by food photographer Jeremy Simons and noted food stylist David Morgan.

Canongate - Slipcase - NZ$50

Truly one of the most astonishing pieces of fiction publishine I have ever seen. A book within a book.

From the review in The Daily Telegraph:
 - a beautiful hardback carefully distressed to look like an old library book, stuffed with astonishing ephemera (postcards, newspaper clippings, photos, letters) that flutter from the turning pages - and a dose of film-industrial chicanery in its cover claims as well. This is, indeed, an Abrams "production": while JJ himself is off playing with the epic train sets of the Star Wars and Star Trek film franchises, the task of turning his concept into a novel has fallen to the writer, teacher and quiz-show champion Doug Dorst.

Don't miss this one.

The three cookbooks were all ought at UBS, Canterbury while the novel was purchased at the Village Bookshop, Matakana

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