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Ostro: The Pleasure That Comes from Slowing Down and Cooking with Simple Ingredients

by Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Paperback $44.99

$44.99

Ostro: The Pleasure That Comes from Slowing Down and Cooking with Simple Ingredients

by Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Paperback $44.99

$44.99

$44.99

'My approach to food favours intuition over strict rules and is about using your hands, rushing a little less and savouring the details. It is food that slowly weaves its way into the fabric of your daily life - food for living and sharing.'

Julia Busuttil Nishimura has gained a strong and loyal following for her generous, uncomplicated, seasonal food. Her interpretations of dishes from Italy and the Mediterranean feel both timelessly familiar and altogether fresh and new. This is modern Australian eating with respect for the past.

Julia guides us through the uniquely satisfying experience of making pasta or pizza dough from scratch, with recipes such as ricotta tortelloni with butter, sage and hazelnuts or taleggio and potato pizza. She also shares plenty of flavourful salads and simple meals for days when time is scarce, such as roasted cauliflower and wheat salad or tray-roasted chicken with grapes, olives and walnuts. Baking and desserts, too, needn't be overly complicated. As Julia shows us, some of the best recipes are those that have been passed down the generations and streamlined to perfection along the way, such as the perfect lemon olive oil cake. But we also need the odd show-stopper like a chocolate layer cake with espresso frosting on standby for special occasions!

This is simple food that is comforting and generous in spirit. Slow down, take your time and enjoy it.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760552275
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 29/08/2017
  • Category: Lifestyle, sport & leisure / Cookery / food & drink etc
    Lifestyle, sport & leisure / General cookery & recipes
  • Imprint: Plum
  • Pages: 272
  • Price: $44.99

'My approach to food favours intuition over strict rules and is about using your hands, rushing a little less and savouring the details. It is food that slowly weaves its way into the fabric of your daily life - food for living and sharing.'

Julia Busuttil Nishimura has gained a strong and loyal following for her generous, uncomplicated, seasonal food. Her interpretations of dishes from Italy and the Mediterranean feel both timelessly familiar and altogether fresh and new. This is modern Australian eating with respect for the past.

Julia guides us through the uniquely satisfying experience of making pasta or pizza dough from scratch, with recipes such as ricotta tortelloni with butter, sage and hazelnuts or taleggio and potato pizza. She also shares plenty of flavourful salads and simple meals for days when time is scarce, such as roasted cauliflower and wheat salad or tray-roasted chicken with grapes, olives and walnuts. Baking and desserts, too, needn't be overly complicated. As Julia shows us, some of the best recipes are those that have been passed down the generations and streamlined to perfection along the way, such as the perfect lemon olive oil cake. But we also need the odd show-stopper like a chocolate layer cake with espresso frosting on standby for special occasions!

This is simple food that is comforting and generous in spirit. Slow down, take your time and enjoy it.

Awards

Long-listed for Indie Book Awards Illustrated Non-Fiction 2018Long-listed for Indie Book Awards Illustrated Non-Fiction 2018.

Long-listed for ABIA Illustrated Book of the Year 2018Long-listed for ABIA Illustrated Book of the Year 2018.

Author Information

Julia Busuttil Nishimura is a Melbourne-based Italian teacher and food writer, and the creator of Ostro - an online space where she shares her recipes, images and stories. Julia is a regular contributor to Australian and international publications, such as The Design Files, Design*Sponge, Assemble Papers and Yen, teaches sell-out cake workshops and is regularly commissioned to create spectacular cakes. She lives in Melbourne with her husband Nori and son Haruki.

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AUTHOR EVENTS

28 July 2022

Join us for the celebration of cooking with simple ingredients, seasonal produce and the joys of coming together at the table. Julia Busuttil Nishimura's cooking is influenced by her Maltese heritage, the distinctive ebb and flow of Melbourne's seasons, and by her time spent living in Tuscany, where she learned the joys of the Italian kitchen. We are delighted to have her talking about her new cookbook Around the Table (and signing copies) alongside chatter about writing and creating. With recipes ranging from quick, flavourful meals for busy weeknights to simple indulgences for summer feasts, her latest book Around the Table perfectly matches dishes to time and place. Each recipe has a personal meaning - Mediterranean classics from Italy and Malta, and Japanese dishes Julia has learned from her husband, Nori. This event is free to attend but bookings are essential.

6:00 PM

Readings Emporium - Emporium Melbourne
Shop 1-016/287 Lonsdale St Melbourne VIC 3000 Website



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