Masterchef in the making?

We’ve previously mentioned that since living in Aus we’ve found food shopping difficult, this is mostly down to the need to get to know new brands and products; read more in UK products you’ll miss in Aus or Help! I’ve lost my shopping savvy and get shopping advice in Shopping in Australia – where to go, for what.

Something else that provides a challenge, as anyone and everyone will tell you, is that grocery shopping in Australia is expensive. We’ve never had to work so hard to make the household budget stretch as far as possible whilst serving healthy and appealing food. To address this ongoing issue I’ve been thinking about developing my cooking skills and wonder what guidance might be gained from Australian cookbooks. Sure, there are plenty of global celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson who sell well down under, but we’d like to learn about Aussie food from Aussie chefs.

In step one of our research, we’re sharing nine of the bestselling Australian cookbooks. The books cover recipes from a number of international cuisines, but are written by Australians. We’ll be writing soon about what makes each book unique and which chefs, and recipes, get the thumbs up from the Mum’s gone 2 Aus kitchen. If you’ve got any favourites, do let us know.

Modern Classics by Donna Hay Simple Chinese Cooking by Kylie Kwong My Italian Heart by Guy Grossi
Modern Classics Simple Chinese Cooking My Italian Heart
A Cook’s Guide by Donna Hay Tetsuya by Tetsuya Wakudan The Margaret Fulton Cookbook
A Cook's Guide Tetsuya The Margaret Fulton Cookbook
Bill Granger Every Day Bill’s Sydney Food by Bill Granger Maggie’s Harvest by Maggie Beer
Every Day Bill's Sydney Food Maggie's Harvest

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