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The Cook's Table  : 130 Recipes to share with family and friends - Stephanie Alexander

The Cook's Table

130 Recipes to share with family and friends

By: Stephanie Alexander, Mark Chew (Photographer)


Published: 31st October 2016
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'These menus are intended to give pleasure to those who love to cook and love to share. I like to imagine that this book will lead to many wonderful parties around a table.' Stephanie Alexander

If you love to bring family and friends together around your table, enjoy setting the table, cooking up a storm and anticipating the pleasure of good food and conversation, this new recipe book from much-loved Australian cookery icon Stephanie Alexander will become a fast favourite.

In The Cook's Table, Stephanie shares 25 of her favourite menus for entertaining family and friends, from special occasions such as Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Mother's Day and Father's Day, to menus inspired by her travels in France, Italy, Turkey and Peru. This must-have guide to entertaining includes 130 new tried and tested recipes, all accompanied by beautiful images by photographer Mark Chew.

With Stephanie's reassuring voice by your side, you need never think twice about inviting friends and family over for a meal. Simply choose a menu to suit your occasion or mood and send the invitations out, secure in the knowledge that all the planning has been done for you – every menu includes a shopping list and detailed timetable for the cook, along with Stephanie's trusty tips and tricks for hosting the perfect event.



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Excellent reference when cooking for friends


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  • Contains complete menus
  • Great dinner party reference
  • Tells you what you can do in advance


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      Great book. Well written recipes that inspired me with new ideas. It lays out what to do ahead of time to avoid that last minute dinner party rushing around its so easy to fall into. Includes comments that helped me decide what to make eg 'Chocolate and Pumpkin seed biscuits,. An excellent recipe'

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      Stephanie Alexander

      Stephanie Alexander's early food life was influenced first and foremost by her mother, Mary Burchett, a wonderful cook who was interested not just in recipes, but in the culture that inspired the dish. She was eager to experiment. When she left school she went to the University of Melbourne and then studied to become a librarian (with no thoughts of working with food professionally). She left Australia at the age of 21 to see the world. The world for her at that time was France, and she was delighted to discover that France was every bit as thrilling and satisfying as she had dreamed it would be. In the intervening 40 plus years she has returned as often as possible and, whilst acknowledging change, there remained a value and respect accorded to food that she found renewing and reassuring.

      Visit Stephanie Alexander's Booktopia Author Page

      ISBN: 9781921384455
      ISBN-10: 192138445X
      Audience: General
      Format: Hardcover
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 536
      Published: 31st October 2016
      Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 25.2 x 19.2  x 4.5
      Weight (kg): 1.7
      Edition Number: 1