The Cook's Companion

Author(s): Stephanie Alexander; Earl Carter (Photographer)

Reference | General Cookery | Learning to Cook

The Cook's Companion has established itself as the kitchen 'bible' in over 500,000 homes since it was first published in 1996. This 2014 revision includes two major new chapters, two expanded chapters, 70 new recipes and a complete revision of the text to reflect changes in the marketplace and new regulations. Stephanie believes that good food is essential to living well: her book is for everyone, every day. She has invaluable information about ingredients, cooking techniques and kitchen equipment, along with inspiration, advice and encouragement and close to 1000 failsafe recipes.    


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Shortlisted for Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Award 2004.




For 21 years from 1976, Stephanie Alexander was the force behind Stephanie's restaurant in Hawthorn, a landmark establishment credited with having revolutionised fine dining in Melbourne. From 1997 to 2005 Stephanie, along with several friends, ran the Richmond Hill Cafe and Larder, a neighbourhood restaurant renowned for its specialist cheese retailing. In her recently published memoir, A Cook's Life, she recounts how her uncompromising dedication to good food has shaped her life and changed the eating habits of a nation. One of Australia's most highly acclaimed food authors, Stephanie has written fourteen books, including Stephanie's Menus 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 over 400 000 homes. With characteristic determination, Stephanie initiated the Kitchen Garden at Collingwood College in order to allow young children to experience the very things that made her own childhood so rich: the growing, harvesting, cooking and sharing of good food. Visit Steph  

General Fields

  • : 9781920989002
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Lantern
  • : 2.50837
  • : September 2004
  • : 246mm X 204mm X 68mm
  • : Australia
  • : August 2006
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Stephanie Alexander; Earl Carter (Photographer)
  • : Hardback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : English
  • : 641.3
  • : General Adult
  • : 1192
  • : General cookery