Here’s my round up of the best new books out this month with a focus on cookbooks and books which might be suitable as a Father’s Day gift.
This is Not a Wine Guide
This is Not a Wine Guide by Chris Morrison is your pocket sommelier to help with all of your wine decisions. It is about the new language of wine and about a new attitude to how, where and why you drink it. Informative, witty and accessibility, it moves away from the traditional notes, scores and reviews and instead highlights the things that surround wine – food, family and friends, with a beautiful setting.
Barbecue is more than a great way to cook a tasty dinner…. It is a way of life. Pitmaster is the definitive guide to becoming a barbeque aficionado and top-shelf cook, whether you are new to the grill or a seasoned chef.
Hard Core Carnivore
Hardcore Carnivore is a protein-packed cookbook for meat lovers everywhere. From slow smoked barbecue ribs to perfect cowboy steaks Jess Pryles’s recipes are meaty winners. Australian by birth, Texan by choice, Jess Pryles is a professional Hardcore Carnivore and co-founder of the Australasian Barbecue Alliance. She’s a cook, author and food personality, with a particular penchant for steak and bourbon.
Stefano Manfredi takes on the world’s favourite fast food back to its origins – as a deliciously healthy and simple meal for everyone to enjoy. Sydney’s award-winning pizza maestro will show you how to use whole wheat flour, fresh topping and tried-and-tested methods to create the healthiest, tastiest pizza this side of Naples. New Pizza is out now.
Healthy Made Easy
Healthy Made Easy by Luke Hines features over 100 recipes, this time with a focus on simple and quick dishes for those short on time but who still strive to eat well. Whether you’re looking for super-fast breakfasts, easy and nutritious lunch box ideas, wholesome mid-week dinners, one-pan wonders or guilt-free sweets, Luke has you covered. A favourite author in our house.
Elsa’s Wholesome Life
Ellie Bullen’s hugely popular blog Elsa’s Wholesome Life is a veritable explosion of colour, sunshine, coastal living and delicious plant-based recipes. Her first cookbook features more than 100 of her go-to dishes, from nutritious granolas and powerhouse smoothies to flavour-packed salads and soups, hearty curries and burgers, and drop-dead delicious sweets.
The Minimalists will change the way you think about buying more stuff. Joshua and Ryan walked away from their careers and discovered minimalism. In the process, they discovered that physical things can get in the way of the most important things in life. Minimalism is on my personal to read list.
Real Food reminds us that we are what we eat – but that doesn’t mean it can’t be delicious. Mike McEnearney offers up health food for real people. Simply presented and easy to approach, these are recipes you’ll want to cook and eat again and again. This book is perfect for health-conscious people who don’t want to forego the likes of pork belly and gooey French cheese. The book was inspired by the idea of the physic garden, in which plants are included based on their medicinal benefits.
Halliday 2018 Wine Companion
Halliday Wine Companion is recognised as the industry benchmark for Australian wine. The 2018 edition has been completely revised to bring you up-to-the-minute information. Every wine drinking home needs a copy.
Around the World in 80 Cocktails
Around the World in 80 Cocktails celebrates the globe-trotting history of the cocktail through eighty different cocktails – each with its own story to tell. Bartender and writer Chad Parkhill takes you on a whirlwind tour of the places that have shaped the history of the cocktail from its birth to the present day, with recipes so you can follow along at home.