Author(s): Stephanie Alexander
"'These menus are intended to give pleasure to those who love to cook and love to share. I like to imagine that this book will lead to many wonderful parties around a table.' Stephanie Alexander If you love to bring family and friends together around your table, enjoy setting the table, cooking up a storm and anticipating the pleasure of good food and conversation, this new recipe book from much-loved Australian cookery icon Stephanie Alexander's will become a fast favourite. In The Cook's Table, Stephanie shares 25 of her favourite menus for entertaining family and friends, from special occasions such as Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Mother's Day and Father's Day, to menus inspired by her travels in France, Italy, Turkey and Peru. This must-have guide to entertaining includes 130 new tried and tested recipes, all accompanied by beautiful images by photographer Mark Chew. With Stephanie's reassuring voice by your side, you need never think twice about inviting friends and family over for a meal. Simply choose a menu to suit your occasion or mood and send the invitations out, secure in the knowledge that all the planning has been done for you u every menu includes a shopping list and detailed timetable for the cook, along with Stephanie's trusty tips and tricks for hosting the perfect event."
"Stephanie Alexander AO is regarded as one of Australia's great food educators. Her reputation has been earned through 30 years as an owner-chef in several restaurants, as the author of 15 influential books and for her groundbreaking work in creating the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation. Everything she has achieved and worked towards has been driven by her desire to break down anxieties about cooking, to emphasise the beauty of produce fresh from the garden and to promote the pleasures of sharing around a table. Her fifth book, The Cook's Companion, is regarded as an Australian classic, and has sold over 500 000 copies. in 2013, this monumental work, in response to the new technology, first appeared as an easy-to-use digital app. In 2014 Stephanie became an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of her work with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation.She was named Victorian of the Year in 2010 and, in 2012, appeared in the number one position on Crikey magazine's list of the most powerful people in Australian food. Her strong belief is that the earlier children learn about food through example and pleasurable hands-on experience, the better their food choices will be throughout life."