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What do you want to cook today?
A classic sponge cake, Sunday-morning pancakes, line-up-for-seconds beef casserole, a hearty spiced lentil soup, mouth watering roast chicken, irresistible chocolate fudge cookies?

The Really Useful Cookbook includes David Herbert's definitive, tried-and-trusted recipes for these - plus more than 200 other recipes, all arranged in easy-to-find sections such as Chocolate, Crumbles, Meatballs, Salads and Soups.

True to its name, The Really Useful Cookbook contains a useful and versatile repertoire of great, simple, modern dishes. David's 'really useful' ideas and tips will help you transform these dishes into something uniquely your own, and give you the confidence to take real pleasure in preparing food for yourself, friends and family.

'Suddenly, in a complex world, there is David Herbert calming the way. His culinary guidelines are unfailingly successful. In fact, my dinner parties invariably end up with the request: 'Can we have the recipe, please?' - Helga, Queensland

Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    March 30, 2009

    Lantern (AU Adult)

    256 pages

    RRP $55.00

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    • Abbey's Bookshop
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    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

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Awards and Recognition

  • Australian Food Media Awards
    Best Recipe Book (over $40)

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