Stephanie's Journal - Stephanie Alexander Used cookbook
by STEPHANIE ALEXANDER
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Used hardcover book in very good condition, no marks, writing, tears, loose or missing pages. A very clean, tight copy. First edition, published 1999, 374 pages. Includes 38 recipes.
A book of the head and heart, to be read late into the night and carried into the kitchen
Stephanie's Journal invites the reader on an intimate journey through the culinary year of one of Australia's most loved cooks and food writers, Stephanie Alexander. Here, finally, is Stephanie's personal account of a year of both difficulties and promise, which saw the opening of the Richmond Hill Cafe & Larder, the closure of the celebrated restaurant, Stephanie's, the publication of two books, cooking schools in Tuscany with Maggie Beer and many warm, wonderful times with family and friends.
When Stephanie began her journal for 1997 she was set to embark on an exhilarating new adventure - the planning and opening of the Richmond Hill Cafe & Larder. What she did not foresee, however, was that before the year was out, in another country, far from familiar assiciations, she would suddenly make one of the most liberating, if painful, decisions of her life - to close the door on her renowned restaurant of twenty-one years, Stephanies.
Stephanie's Journal records the hectic professional life of one of Australia's foremost writer-cooks and also, with great candour and generosity, offers readers the small, intimate dtails of her daily life: her responses to people, the sensuous pleasure she draws from a leaf of a flower, her precious times with family and friends, her memories, her doubts, her dark moments and her hopes for the future. And always the food - 'Good food and fellowship sustain me when I feel low, and delight me when I want to celebrate.'
A special selection of recipes is sprinkled throughout - dishes remembered, exalted and offered as gifts during a remarkable and eventful year. Champion of the importance of fresh produce and good food in our lives, Stephanie emerges as a woman of remarkable spirit, generosity and integrity. Her personal insights and observations reveal an openness to experience that will delight and inspire not only food lovers, but lovers of life.
About the author:
Stephanie Alexander is one of Australia's most highly regarded food writers.
Stephanie has written eleven books, including Stephanie's Menu for Food
Lovers, Stephanie's Seasons and Stephanie Alexander & Maggie
Beer's Tuscan Cookbook (co-author). Her signature publication, The
Cook's Companion, has established itself as the kitchen bible in nearly
400,000 homes. A second edition of The
Cook's Companion was published in 2004.
Stephanie Alexander's philosophy is that there is no such thing as special
food for children: if food is good, everyone will enjoy it regardless of age. Her
latest publication Kitchen Garden Cooking with Kids, published in 2006,
tells the story behind the recipes of the Kitchen Garden at Collingwood College,
which Stephanie set up in 2001 in the grounds of a large inner-city school. It
includes plans, activities and lists that together make up a blueprint that
other schools may wish to follow. The program has given hundreds of
primary-school children the opportunity to plant, grow, harvest, cook and eat
the very best kind of food - freshly grown, organic, unprocessed and delicious.
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Stephanie's Journal by Stephanie Alexander
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