If you ask Marion Grasby what her favourite food is, she'll list at least 10 things. Marion loves food. And she loves talking about it.
During last year's MasterChef series, Marion wowed Australia with her incredible cooking talent, her assured palate and her sunny personality and warmth.
Now in her first cookbook Marion shares more than 80 of her favourite recipes from throughout her life: the places she's been, and the people she's met and cooked with. Marion has lived in the Northern Territory, Papua New Guinea, Queensland and South Australia, and her food is an eclectic mix of Thai, Italian, French, Middle Eastern... and firmly Aussie.
These are recipes for the home cook, dishes to make every night of the week, for dinner parties and lazy afternoons. The recipes are peppered with entertaining stories and with incredible photography of the food and of Marion's travels through Australia and Thailand.
About the Author
Marion Grasby is a little bit Thai (courtesy of her Mum) and a little bit Australian (courtesy of her Dad). Her love of food and travel were ingrained at an early age as her globetrotting parents lived and travelled in Papua New Guinea, Thailand and Australia.
Marion completed bachelor degrees in Law and Journalism, and straight after university she was snapped up by the ABC. In 2008 Marion left her journalism career and went back to university to study for a Masters of Gastronomy, and in 2010 she competed in the second series of MasterChef.
Marion now has a monthly food column in MasterChef Magazine and happily divides the rest of her time between television appearances, cooking demonstrations and private catering.
Australia's culinary sweetheart is finally in print and we have this book at a very enticing low price.
I have seen this book cover to cover and let me tell you, it is gorgeous. It is very personal, with a scattering of family photos from throughout her life, its layout, exotic settings and use of colour are all, in a word, stunning. As for the recipes themselves, they look both delicious and achievable.
Marion had her head start in public life through MasterChef, but she is certainly no flash-in-the-pan. Her cooking style draws from a great many different influences, her approach is fast, fresh and simple.
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 1st July 2011
Dimensions (cm): 25.8 x 20.4 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 1.136