In Coming Home, Cathy Armstrong shares her favourite recipes from a lifetime of cherished moments, alongside homespun craft projects and cherished memories.
Cathy's food philosophy is simple: to cook well, you need a generous heart. In Coming Home she pays tribute to the people that have inspired and shaped this belief – her much-loved nana, whose kitchen all too often resembled a 'wonderfully messy jam factory', the unsung heroes of the neighbourhood garden fete with their limitless donations of sponge cakes and knitted babies' bonnets, and her parents, who taught her that honest, heartfelt cooking is the key to a truly memorable meal.
Along the way, Cathy shares more than 80 recipes, from comforting breakfasts such as crumpets with orange blossom honey and whipped lavender butter, to special-occasion dishes such as baked lamb saddle with feta, beetroot and mint salad, and gravlax on zucchini pancakes. There are also handmade accessories to delight and inspire, including patchwork potholders, adorable egg cosies and a stylish shopping bag.
This warm-hearted, whimsical book celebrates the comfort to be found in coming home and the food that makes us glad to be there.
About the Author
Cathy Armstrong was first captivated by the magical powers of cooking when the neighbourhood gathered at the Brownie fundraising table to marvel at jelly cakes and honey rolls.
Cathy has now cooked professionally for 30 years, working with the likes of Sean Moran, Anders Ousback and Tim Pak Poy. She went on to co-create a multi award-winning restaurant, Boca, in the USA, before establishing the popular Green's Cafe in Sydney's Bondi. She now produces a range of preserves under the Princess Pantry label, which she sells in her store. Princess Pantry Ladies Guild, in the Blue Mountains, and distributes to selected delis around Australia.
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 26th April 2012
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.2 x 22.0 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 25.2
Edition Number: 1