Beautiful Food

When: 7pm Monday 20 October

Where: Books for Cooks (@Birdman Eating 228 Gertrude St - just across the road)

Price: $10 (includes tastes, drinks)) via Eventbrite or below.

Jody Vassallo is one of the new wave of Australian cookbook authors presenting beautiful and healthy food and we’re very excited to be having an evening of conversation and tastes with Jody on Monday the 20th to celebrate the launch of her new book Beautiful Food: healthy recipes to nourish you inside & out. arte

Jody may not be an immediate household name but it’s almost a certainty that you’ve tried her food, seen it on TV or cooked from a cookbook she’s worked on!

Jody has been working on cookbooks for almost 20 years, first with Donna Hay as a recipe writer, stylist and tester, then moving to Murdoch as a Food Director and then authoring a number of Marie Claire cookbooks. Jody has also published 18 health orientated cookbooks under her own imprint Fortiori and another 15 regional cuisine books overseas.

Jody now works as a stylist, consultant cook and recipe writer for a wide range of customers including River Cottage Australia and Jamie’s Ministry of Food.

If we’ve given you the impression that it’s all about style, however, nothing could be further from the truth. True this is a beautifully photographed book but the low GI, gluten free and allergy friendly recipes deliver on flavour and interest. Jody has always developed healthy recipes and given her interest in Ayurvedic principles the more than 130 recipes in Beautiful Food are truly healthy.

We’re really looking forward to cooking from this!

Join us for an evening of lovely tastes & great conversation!

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Movida Solera

When: 7pm Monday 13 October

Where: Books for Cooks (@Birdman Eating 228 Gertrude St - just across the road)

Price: $69.95 (includes tapas, sherry, tastes, a signed copy of Movida Solera & a books for cooks voucher)) via Eventbrite or below.

In this fourth instalment from award winning duo chef Frank Camorra and author Richard Cornish, the boys from Movida are off again this time to the South of Spain searching for the traditional recipes of Andalusia – a land of ancient cities, whitewashed villages, and plains planted with olive groves and vineyards. The largest and southernmost of Spain’s regions, this is a place where cultures and cuisines have always collided and mingled.

Along the way, Frank & Richard introduce us to the food and wine producers, farmers, fishermen, chefs and cooks who share the recipes they have cooked in their kitchens for generations. Filled with vignettes of riotous spring festivals, lively markets and peaceful sherry bodegas, Frank & Richard, reveal their favourite places to eat, drink and stay. From an olive picker’s breakfast to cuttlefish in saffron sauce and the smoky lamb skewers called pinchitos morunos, MoVida Solera is a celebration of Andalusian food and culture.

We’re celebrating the launch of the latest Movida book with an evening of raucous conversation, tapas, sherry & fun.

As sherry is a big part of life in Southern Spain, a selection of the sherries tried by Frank & Richard will be available for tasting and purchase (sponsored by Bibendum & Rathdowne Cellars)

Each ticket includes a signed copy of the book; perfect as either a book for your shelf of favourite cookbooks or as a special gift for Christmas

Join us for an evening of lovely tastes & great conversation!

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Matt's Kitchen Garden Cookbook

When: 7.00pm Tuesday 30 September

Where: Moon Under Water 211 Gertrude St Fitzroy

Price: $95 food & beverage included. Signed copies of the book ($49.95) will be available for purchase on the night.

To Book: call Moon Under Water (03) 9417 7700

Acclaimed Sydney chef Matt Moran (Aria, Chiswick, Opera Bar & more) is a busy man! New restaurants, new TV shows (Paddock to Plate is airing now) and now a new book Matt’s Kitchen Garden Cookbook.

Inspired by the market garden at his Sydney restaurant Chiswick, as well as time spent visiting producers all around Australia for his TV series Paddock to Plate, Matt has put together a mouth-watering selection of recipes with his trademark deft touch and winning flavour combinations. Think fresh, palate-sharpening pickled vegetables and dukkah or seared kingfish with radish, avocado and wasabi, slow-cooked lamb with hummus, tomato salad and mint salsa or rustic favourites such as apricot and rosemary tarts or berries and meringue with passionfruit curd.

Our friends at Moon Under Water, also champions of local producers and seasonal modern Australian dining (Andrew McConnell, Josh Murphy and Matthew Zalloum) are putting together a ‘paddock to plate’ dinner drawn from and inspired by Matt’s Kitchen Garden Cookbook.

Duck ConfitAnd of course, Matt Moran will be on hand to talk us through the meal, tell us about some of the beautiful produce he’s discovered whilst filming Paddock to Plate (perhaps the odd Masterchef story) and the success of his restaurant garden at Chiswick in Sydney

This will be a beautiful intimate dinner celebrating great Australian kitchen garden produce. Signed copies of Matt’s books will be available for sale on the night.

Please join us! Book Early - seats are limited!

To Book: call Moon Under Water (03) 9417 7700

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