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Your Place Or Mine? - George Calombaris

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Forty-three ingredients, eighty-six recipes and two of Australia's best-loved chefs trading skills and comparing talents.

Go behind the scenes and into the kitchens of George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan. Discover their favourite ingredients – from saffron to salmon – and the art of pulling together unforgettable dishes. Learn the techniques of two consummate professionals and MasterChef Australia judges: the art of making a great souffle, melt-in-the-mouth ravioli and the perfect panna cotta. Then join the boys at home as they reveal the simple pleasures of family favourites given a restaurant renovation, such as hearty braised beef and chocolate mousse.

Inspiring, instructive and loads of fun, Your Place or Mine? celebrates good produce, great cooking and a legendary kitchen friendship.

About The Authors

George Calombaris was voted one of the 'Top 40 Chefs of Influence in the World' in 2004 by The Global Food and Wine Magazine and he has since continued to live up to this acclaim. George owns three restaurants in Melbourne and one in Mykonos, Greece. In 2008 The Age Good Food Guide awarded his Melbourne restaurant The Press Club 'Best New Restaurant' and George 'Chef of the Year'. George is author of the cookbooks Greek Cookery from the Hellenic Heart and The Press Club: Modern Greek Cookery, and co-author of the upcoming Your Place or Mine. He is also a judge on the top-rating television series MasterChef Australia.

Gary Mehigan is an award-winning Melbourne-based restaurateur with two decades of experience as a chef. He started his career in London, then moved to Melbourne in 1991, where he worked in a number of prominent restaurants such as Browns, Burnham Beeches Country House and Hotel Sofitel. He opened Fenix, in 2000, followed by The Maribyrnong Boathouse, in 2005. Gary is also author of the cookbook Comfort Food, co-author of the upcoming Your Place or Mine, and is known across Australia as one of the MasterChef judges


I first met George and Gary some years ago at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, where we were each hosting master classes and book signings. Their enthusiasm was infectious and I thoroughly enjoyed watching them strut their stuff. I subsequently led a team of contestants on MasterChef Australia, where George and Gary continue their professional collaboration, guiding, educating and challenging the contestants to reach a level beyond amateurs.

They are both chefs with successful restaurants. They know how to judge and execute fine food, and push boundaries without being wild or gimmicky. This cookbook is full of yummy flavours, with dishes suitable for every day as well as special moments. George and Gary love and respect their ingredients, so therefore keep them pure and uncluttered. This is cooking as it should be – taking the best ingredients, then treating them with care and relishing the results.

This book will no doubt fly off the shelves.

Happy eating and good cooking.

Michel Roux

Chef patron, The Waterside Inn, Bray

ISBN: 9781921382437
ISBN-10: 1921382430
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 27th September 2010
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 21.0  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 1.64
Edition Number: 1