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Based on Karen's phenomenally popular column in Sunday Life magazine, this collection of 150 recipes, beautifully photographed by Earl Carter, offers the inspiration needed to turn the evening meal into a special occasion, every night of the week.

`If this collection of recipes does nothing else, I would like to think it encourages people -family, friends, households - to share at least one meal together, two or three times a week.'
Since having her first child, Karen Martini has spent a lot more time contemplating the eternal question of what to have for dinner. No longer able to pop out to a restaurant at a moment's notice or to the shops to pick up a basketful of exotic ingredients, Karen has created a repertoire of dishes that can be put together quickly and simply, but with great effect.
Karen loves cooking traditional food - be it Mediterranean, Middle Eastern or comforting English baking - but adds something extra to make it look and taste special: kibbeh, normally made with lamb, is a revelation when ocean trout is used instead; a dollop of smoky eggplant completely transforms a piece of chargrilled tuna; and a classic cheesecake becomes an elegant dessert when paired with a spoonful of wine-soaked berries.
Based on Karen's phenomenally popular column in Sunday Life magazine, this collection of 150 recipes, beautifully photographed by Earl Carter, offers the inspiration needed to turn the evening meal into a special occasion, every night of the week.

Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9781920989866

    March 3, 2008

    Lantern

    260 pages

    RRP $59.95

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  • Paperback

    9781921383441

    January 29, 2014

    Lantern

    256 pages

    RRP $39.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Awards and Recognition

  • Health Smart Awards
    2009
    Shortlisted
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • World Food Media Awards
    2010
    Shortlisted
    Best Hard Cover Recipe Book (under 35 Euro)

Also by Karen Martini

Karen Martini Collection
Lantern Cookery Classics: Karen Martini
Feasting
Karen Martini Cooking at Home (s/wrap)
Karen Martini: Where the Heart Is

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The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
My Kitchen Table: 100 Foolproof Suppers
My Kitchen Table: 100 Recipes for Entertaining
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Casa Moro
Trullo
A Table in the Orchard
Tasty Express
Four Kitchens