Creative Cookbooks to Spice Up Your Collection

by Madeleine Borgersen

Want to improve your cooking skills this year? Transform yourself into a domestic goddess or just wow yourself with a new salad dressing? We’ve got just the books to get you started!

WHAT KATIE ATE AT THE WEEKND_BOOK 2-260x329What Katie Ate at the Weekend – Katie Quinn Davies – $39.90

If you love her blog (What Katie Ate) you’ll be infatuated with her cookbook. With tonnes of never-seen recipes it’s a treasure trove of gorgeous photography and scrumptious treats.

Perfectly filled with ideas for every night of the week, last-minute dinners with friends and weekend long fiestas this beauty covers everything from tapas, salads, mains, drinks (or dranks as the night kicks on!) and desserts.

MrHong_cvrMr. Hong – Dan Hong – $38.85

Anyone living in Sydney that hasn’t been to a Dan Hong restaurant must be a hermit. Mastermind behind Ms. G’s, El Loco and Mr. Wong’s Mr. Hong is a modern Asian food genius.

Packed with favourites from the three venues (Stoner’s Delight from Ms. G’s anybody?), Mr. Hong is a bold, flavour filled punch in the face perfect for any time you want to step out of your comfort zone (in appropriately matched limited edition sneakers) and give the pans a twirl.

Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 8.50.56 amChin Chin – The CookBook – $49.95

Another great pick for anyone with a taste for Asian cuisine in a creative way this baby houses all the favourites from Melbourne’s Flinders Lane find.

Perfect for any level the book is packed with handy shortcuts or cheats for those with limited time or skills.

From curries, salads, proteins to sweets (that will have you salivating) it’s the perfect pick for your growing collection.

mainHow To Be a Domestic Goddess – Nigella Lawson – $32.91

If there’s anyone that can make you feel better about eating half the cake batter before pre-heating the oven it’s Nigella Lawson. Her book, How to be a Domestic Goddess shows you how easy it really is to bake a tray of muffins or how to crack that sponge layer cake.

For those that have put baking in the too hard basket, this one is for you. Whip out that egg beater and start baking those brownies!

2 responses to “Creative Cookbooks to Spice Up Your Collection”

  1. Sarah says:

    Love the Dan Hong Book! Will have to check out Chin Chin.

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