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  • Published: 4 October 2004
  • ISBN: 9781920989002
  • Imprint: Lantern
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 1192
  • RRP: $130.00
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The Cook's Companion

The Complete Book of Ingredients and Recipes



The Cook's Companion has established itself as the kitchen 'bible' in over 500,000 homes since it was first published in 1996. In 2004, Stephanie Alexander added over 300 new recipes as well as 12 new chapters in an updated edition. This latest revision includes two major new chapters, two expanded chapters, 70 new recipes and a complete revision of the text to reflect changes in the marketplace and new regulations.

The Cook's Companion has established itself as the kitchen 'bible' in over 500,000 homes since it was first published in 1996. This 2014 revision includes two major new chapters, two expanded chapters, 70 new recipes and a complete revision of the text to reflect changes in the marketplace and new regulations. Stephanie believes that good food is essential to living well: her book is for everyone, every day. She has invaluable information about ingredients, cooking techniques and kitchen equipment, along with inspiration, advice and encouragement and close to 1000 failsafe recipes. 

  • Published: 4 October 2004
  • ISBN: 9781920989002
  • Imprint: Lantern
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 1192
  • RRP: $130.00
Categories:

About the author

Stephanie Alexander

Stephanie Alexander AO is regarded as one of Australia's great food  educators. Her reputation has been earned through 30 years as an  owner-chef in several restaurants, as the author of 14 influential books  and for her groundbreaking work in creating the Stephanie Alexander  Garden Foundation. Everything she has achieved and worked towards has  been driven by her desire to break down anxieties about cooking, to  emphasise the beauty of produce fresh from the garden and to promote the  pleasures of sharing around a table. Her fifth book, The Cook's Companion,  is regarded as an Australian classic, and has sold over 500 000 copies.  in 2013, this monumental work, in response to the new technology, first  appeared as an easy-to-use digital app. In 2014 Stephanie became an  Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of her work with the  Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation.She was named Victorian of  the Year in 2010 and, in 2012, appeared in the number one position on Crikey magazine's list of the most powerful people in Australian food. Her  strong belief is that the earlier children learn about food through  example and pleasurable hands-on experience, the better their food  choices will be throughout life.

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Praise for The Cook's Companion

'Anyone who cooks - or eats - needs this book in their home.' Nigella Lawson, 2014

PRH, PRH

'Of all the many cookery books that exist, there are only really a handful which are truly a must-have - The Cook's Companion is one of them.' Jamie Oliver, 2014

PRH, PRH

'It is a rare fit that all cookery writers strive to achieve: writing the definitive book on a single subject. Stephanie Alexander did the impossible and wrote the definitive book on all subjects.' Yotam Ottolenghi, 2014

PRH, PRH

Awards & recognition

FAW Award

Special Mention  •  1996  •  Miscellaneous

Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

Winner  •  2004  •  Best Food Book

World Food Media Awards

Winner  •  2005  •  Best Hard Cover Recipe Book (under 35 Euro)

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Roasted Christmas turkey roll

Try this free recipe from Stephanie Alexander’s The Cook's Companion.

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Christmas cake from Margaret

Try this free recipe from The Cook's Companion by Stephanie Alexander.

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Glaze for baked ham

Try Stephanie Alexander’s Baked Ham Glaze from The Cook's Companion.

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