The Cook’s Companion has established itself as the kitchen ‘bible’ in over 500,000 homes since it was first published in 1996.
The book contains information about ingredients, cooking techniques and kitchen equipment, along with inspiration, advice and encouragement and close to 1000 failsafe recipes. For each ingredient there is information on varieties, season, selection, storage, preparation and cooking, as well as recipes and quick cooking ideas.
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.
‘Anyone who cooks – or eats – need this book in their home.’ Nigella Lawson
‘…the go-to reference that gives cooks at every level continuous inspiration…needs to be at the heart of every kitchen.’ Maggie Beer
‘Stephanie is one of my all-time food heroes. Of all the many cookery cooks that exist, there are only really a handful which are truly a must-have – The Cook’s Companion is one of them.’ Jamie Oliver
‘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
‘A bible of the best Australian family cooking. The recipes are pretty bulletproof and her tone really means that the book — to quote one of my Twitter pals –—“keeps you company” while you cook.’ Matt Preston