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The Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook : Stories, recipes and secret tips from prize-winning show cooks - Liz Harfull

The Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook

Stories, recipes and secret tips from prize-winning show cooks

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Published: 1st April 2014
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** Please note the publisher has advised that this book contains a printing error ** Page 126 Ingredients: 20g butter - should be 220g butter 220g caster sugar - should be 250g caster sugar

Book Description

Delicious recipes, heart warming stories and expert cooking tips from 70 of the best show cooks from all around Australia.

Every year hundreds of talented amateurs devote hours to preparing entries for cookery competitions run as part of 600 or so agricultural shows across Australia. In their quest for a precious blue ribbon, they use recipes based on generations of experience and strict judging codes that demand absolute perfection.

In this follow-up to her first award-winning book, The Blue Ribbon Cookbook, Liz Harfull brings together 70 tried and true recipes from some of the country's most enthusiastic and talented show cooks. But more than that, in The Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook Liz shares their heart-warming stories, and the wisdom, knowledge and generosity of spirit that brings success, even for novices. Whether it's a traditional Mixed Mustard Pickle or Madeira Cake, mouth-watering Sausage Rolls or Pumpkin Damper, Jenny's Jam Drops or Cousin Barb's Jelly Slice, there is something delicious for everyone to try.

About the Author

Liz Harfull is an award-winning journalist and Churchill Fellow who grew up on a small farm near Mt Gambier which has been in the family since the early 1860s. She worked for several newspapers before spending twelve years with a leading national public relations business specialising in agriculture and environmental management. In 2006 she walked away from being a co-owner/director of the business to focus on her writing. She is passionate about telling the stories of regional Australia and in 2008 Liz published her first book, the best-selling Blue Ribbon Cookbook and in 2012 Liz published her second book, Women of the Land. Today Liz lives in the Adelaide Hills, juggling a busy writing career with her voluntary work on a national council representing rural journalists and communicators.

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  • Easy to understand (3)
  • Great recipes (3)
  • Informative (3)
  • Quality photos (3)
  • Well written (3)

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    • Becoming inspired (3)
    • Learning new techniques (3)

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    5.0

    Great present

    By Helen

    from Toowoomba

    About Me Casual Cook

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    Pros

    • Easy To Understand
    • Fun
    • Great Ideas
    • Great Recipes
    • Informative
    • Quality Photos
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Becoming Inspired
      • Learning New Techniques

      Comments about The Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook:

      I have given this as a present to friends and family who love cooking. It is always popular. A novel idea for a book. One comment was "interesting commentary as well as the recipes".

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      5.0

      Fabulous Cookbook

      By Joy

      from Melbourne, AU

      About Me Avid Cook

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      Pros

      • Easy To Understand
      • Great Recipes
      • Informative
      • Quality Photos
      • Well Written

      Cons

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        • Becoming Inspired
        • Entertainment Ideas
        • Learning New Techniques
        • Trying New Dishes

        Comments about The Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook:

        Congratulations to Liz for producing this fabulous cookbook featuring beautiful country recipes from some of our best unsung/unknown country cooks. I have tried many of them, they were delicious and quite easy to make. I enjoyed reading the stories behind these wonderful country cooks.

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        4.0

        A must for every baker

        By Possum

        from Melbourne

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        Pros

        • Easy To Understand
        • Fun
        • Great Recipes
        • Informative
        • Quality Photos
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Becoming Inspired
          • Learning New Techniques
          • Trying New Dishes

          Comments about The Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook:

          Bought for myself and as a gift. The personal stories are fascinating and often very funny and just as good as the recipes. A small photo of each product would have been welcome and an extra index with the basic names e.g. chocolate cake rather than Mrs. X's Chocolate Cake. I have been trying several recipes which I had only heard about and never tried - which the family thought I had bought! The technical information is great for those wanting to showcase and it is fun to critique your own cooking using their rules. The book is beautifully bound and sits flat when open. The historical photos are an added bonus.

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          "The spirit of the Australian country show permeates the pages of this marvellously nostalgic collection of show recipes, judges' hints and vintage images." --"Gourmet Traveller"

          ISBN: 9781742377490
          ISBN-10: 1742377491
          Audience: General
          Format: Hardcover
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 240
          Published: 1st April 2014
          Publisher: Allen & Unwin
          Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 19.0  x 2.1
          Weight (kg): 0.91
          Edition Number: 1