Monthly Archives: November 2011

Cookbook Review: PS desserts by Philippa Sibley

My rating: 4 ½ stars


This is a book for serious dessert lovers, budding pastry chefs and domestic cooks ready for training from a generous and kindly master.

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And the winner of Party by Polly Betton is!

C. Terry! Congratulations!!

Cookbook Review: delicious: Simply the best by Valli Little

 My rating: 5 stars !

Warning: good, old-fashioned chocolate cake you want to ram into your face with your fists.

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Cookbook Review: Momofuku Milk Bar by Christina Tosi, foreward by David Chang

My rating: 5 stars

Warning: This book yielded the most addictive cookies I’ve made in my life.

This book is urbane, sexy, cool, witty and fun. The recipes are whimsical, clever and completely “makeable”. I love everything about this book!


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Cookbook Review: Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals

My rating: 4 stars




Perfect for the busy worker bee. read more »

WIN! Polly Betton’s PARTY! – How to Organise a Brilliant Bash: The Essential Guide

The perfect gift for the friend who has everything!

To WIN, add a comment below and tell me in 25 words or less what your favourite type of party is… or simply subscribe, share on FB or re-tweet this post! Good Luck!!!  Closes in 2 weeks. read more »

Cookbook Review: Our Family Table by Julie Goodwin

My rating 4 stars

Our Family Table = Julie Goodwin = Solid, Simple, Reliable, Strong. Buy this book to give as someone’s “first cookbook” or as a leaving home gift. This book is idiot-proof.



Julie Goodwin was the first winner of Australia’s Masterchef 2009.

With “Our Family Table” Julie gives us a book that every Aussie household needs. This is not a dazzling culinary journey designed to transport your palate to a new universe. Rather, this is warm comfort food that’s easy to make. There’s no need for any special trips to the supermarket. In fact nearly all the ingredients will be in your pantry or could be sourced at a larger 7/11 (note her spag bol suspiciously contains no herbs). read more »