Every now and then, a project comes along that makes you stand up a bit straighter when people talk about it. This, was that for me. The Great Australian Cookbook is a culmination of a year of blood, sweat and tears from co-editor Helen Greenwood and myself, along with a tremendous creative and publishing team in the form of PQ Blackwell and Thom Music. It features 100 Australian cooks, chefs, bakers and producers we admire greatly (including Charmaine Solomon, Peter Russell-Clarke, Neil Perry, Adriano Zumbo, Margaret Fulton and more) and in it, we ask them "what do you cook for those you love?" The answers (recipes, of course), along with beautiful documented photos of these magical people in their most treasured places and spaces, is documented between covers adorned with artist Reg Mombassa's iconic artwork style. It launches September 21 and will be available at all good bookstores.
Here's a sneak preview: