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A Passionate Cook - Margaret Fulton Used cookbook

A Passionate Cook - Margaret Fulton Used cookbook



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Used hardcover book in very good condition. Published 1998, 160 pages.

In A Passionate Cook, our best-known cookery writer, Margaret Fulton, shares her passion for food and cooking through tantalising new recipes and tips gathered over a lifetime.

Lovers of fine food in Australia know Margaret's recipes always work and, in this new cookbook, she once again excels in making complex dishes easy, and easy dishes interesting. These fine contemporary recipes are all meticulously tested and all cooking methods are clearly explained. Margaret combines European tradition with Asian influences and shows how to take advantage of the finest fresh produce for today's busy way of life. She also updates traditional dishes such as roasts, one-pot cooking and slow cooking.

A Passionate Cook has more than 200 new recipes for every occasion - from weekday meals-on-the-run such as Wild Mushroom Pasta, Moroccan Salad or Balsamic Veal Scaloppine to special family celebrations with Roast Standing Rib of Beef or Leek and Lamb Ragout. Delectable desserts range from Caramelised Cardamom Pears to Fig Tart and Chocolate Dacquoise. The sumptuous colour photographs - taken by Rodney Weidland and styled by Suzanne Gibbs, Margaret's daughter - illustrate the importance of visual presentation in tempting our palates.

Margaret Fulton is Australia's, and one of the world's, best-loved cookery writers with more than 3 million copies of her books sold around the world. This delightful cookbook will confirm Margaret's reputation and captivate all enthusiastic cooks.

Contents include:

  • Introduction
  • Light meals and starters
    • Soup's on!
    • Summer and winter salads
    • Vegetable specials
    • Time for lunch
  • What's for dinner?
    • Roast dinners
    • One-pot cooking
    • Poultry and game
    • The noble meats
    • Fish and seafood
  • Sweet treats
    • Desserts and fruits
    • Home baking
  • Index

A Passionate Cook is an Australian publication. All measurements are in metric and imperial.

About the author

Margaret Isobel Fulton (born 1924 in Nairn, Scotland) is an Australian food and cooking 'guru', writer, journalist, author, commentator and National Living Treasure. Margaret Fulton was the first and greatest of the Australian celebrity cookery writers. As the world opened up again after World War Two and a wider range of foodstuffs began to arrive in the shops, it was Margaret Fulton, through her magazine columns and later her cookbooks, who showed the nation how to cook in new and exciting ways. It was largely through her inspiration and example that younger Australians realised the pleasurable and creative possibilities of fine dining. Our national cuisine was transformed.

Fulton's book, The Margaret Fulton Cookbook, was published by Paul Hamlyn in 1968 and was an instant success. Over 1.5 million copies have sold and it remains in print. Her early recipes encouraged Australian housewives to vary the Australian staples of "meat and three vegetables" and to be creative with food. She 'discovered' food from exotic places such as Spain, Italy, India and China and as Cookery Editor, 'brought these into Australian homes through her articles in the Women's Day magazine'.

Fulton realised that chefs who did television shows tended to lose their audience. Accordingly, she remained a writer who regularly appeared as a 'guest' on various TV shows. For Margaret Fulton, the great pleasure of cookery writing was to bring good food into ordinary homes. She was never interested in writing for an elite. Instead she concentrated on 'bringing magic' into everyday living through better everyday eating.

A passionate traveller, she is credited with being one of the first people to bring international cuisine to the Australian table. She has been honoured with the OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia) and is one of the National Trust's 100 National Living Treasures. In 2006 she was nominated one of The Bulletin's 100 Most Influential Australians. One of her recent cookbooks is Christmas, which she co-wrote with her daughter, Suzanne Gibbs.

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A Passionate Cook by Margaret Fulton

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