The Good Life
The Good Life - Adrian Richardson


Format: Hardback
Pub date: 01/08/2011
Category: Lifestyle, sport & leisure / General cookery & recipes
Imprint: Plum
Pages: 336
Price: $59.99

Adrian Richardson's philosophy is simple: things taste better when they're homemade.

Baking your own bread, creating fresh cheeses or tomato sauce from scratch, making salami and sausages, cooking chutneys and preserves, mixing your own oils and vinegars, smoking or curing fish and meat, and turning out fresh pasta... in The Good Life, Adrian shows you how to do all this, and more.

This is back-to-basics living at its best, with delicious family dishes such as Spaghetti Marinara, Barbecued Lamb Koftas or Sticky Pork Ribs, nibbles and drinks for picnics and summer parties, ice creams and sorbets, delicate cakes and warming winter puddings, such as Caramelised Apple or Coffee, Prune and Frangelico. There are sweet tarts and savoury pies, with golden, flaky, homemade pastry.

Containing 10 fully illustrated, step-by-step Masterclasses and beautiful photography of the dishes, the vegie patch and lots of outdoor fun, this feel-good and comprehensive cookbook celebrates living through the seasons, will help you reconnect with food at its source, and remind you of the simple pleasure in making good, honest food for family and friends.


Adrian Richardson has a finger in many pies. He is a chef, passionate about good meat and produce, a TV and radio cook with shows on Channel 10, Lifestyle Channel and 3AW, a cookbook author, restaurateur and a devoted father of three. Adrian has appeared on Ready Steady Cook, in Jamie's Kitchen Australia, and was part of the nail-bighting final celebrity challenge in Masterchef's premiere season when Julie Goodwin had to recreate Adrian's famous Stuffed Loin of Lamb. He's a co-host (along with Gary Mehigan, Manu Fiedel and Miguel Maestre) of Boys' Weekend and the co-host of Good Chef, Bad Chef, currently screening five-days-a-week on Channel 10.