Stephanie's Menus for Food Lovers - Stephanie Alexander Used cookbook
STEPHANIE'S MENUS for FOOD LOVERS
by STEPHANIE ALEXANDER
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Used softcover book in very good condition, no marks, tears, loose or missing pages. A very clean, tight copy. This is Stephanie's first book. First published 1985, this softcover edition published 1997. 238 pages.
When this book was first published in 1985, Stephanie had been running her legendary restaurant in Hawthorn, Melbourne for 10 years. Eating at Stephanie's was a memorable experience, and an adventure. Each course was a highlight, carefully planned to balance and complement the other courses.
Part of the secret of Stephanie's success, as both a restauranteur and as one of Australia's most popular food writers, is her intuitive feel for and sheer delight in food: the ingredients are seasonal and fresh, the combinations of flavours and textures are exciting - quality and perfection are never compromised in her kitchen. Stephanie's Menus for Food Lovers presents 20 of her favourite menus, each a wonderful blend of the classical, the creative, the experimental and the exotic. Some are influenced by the Orient, others are from Stephanie's mother's and grandmother's kitchens.
Stephanie Alexander has been a pioneer in championing the quality and diversity of Australian food and local producers. Her enthusiasm is all-pervading and infectious and, through her writing and teaching, she has influenced the food habits of a generation. Here is a fascinating look back at the beginnings of that influence.
In Stephanie's Menus for Food Lovers Stephanie writes about her life and about what went on behind the scenes at her renowned restaurant, Stephanie's. Twenty of her favourite menus are presented in her now-distinctive style, mingling anecdotes with precise and clear instruction. Written in the style of Elizabeth David, this book is one of those special books which is a joy to read as well as to cook from.
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. One of her recent publications, 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 Menus for Food Lovers by Stephanie Alexander
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