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A Year of Simple Family Food

by Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Paperback $39.99

$39.99

A Year of Simple Family Food

by Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Paperback $39.99

$39.99

$39.99

SHORTLISTED FOR ABIA ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021

Family food is generous, unfussy and demonstrates love and care. No matter what busyness the day brings, the act of setting the table and enjoying a simple meal together is comforting and ever-reassuring.

Eating simply and seasonally is at the core of Julia Busuttil Nishimura's recipes.

Whether it's a cooling coffee granita to start a summer's day or the comfort of a hearty baked maccheroni in darkest winter, this is the kind of food you will want to share with your loved ones throughout the year.

The dishes in this book are brought to life by great ingredients. There are plenty of quick recipes and some that require more time to bubble away on the stove. Overall, they are linked by taste and pleasure, and making the most of seasonal produce. This is generous, delicious food that the whole family will love, all year round.

Recipes include:

Summer
- Crêpes with whipped ricotta
- Slow-roasted tomatoes with mint and mozzarella
- Spaghetti with fennel and prawns
- Apricot and berry galette

Autumn
- Granola with poached plums
- Spiced split lentil soup with fried eggplant
- Miso roast chicken
- Blackberry and apple pudding

Winter
- Congee
- Lentil and maple-roasted carrot salad
- Japanese braised pork
- Dark chocolate, walnut and oat cookies

Spring
- Tokyo-style French toast
- Silverbeet and ricotta malfatti with brown butter sauce
- Lamb and green bean stew
- Simple butter cake with raspberries

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760784362
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 25/08/2020
  • Category: Lifestyle, sport & leisure / General cookery & recipes
    Lifestyle, sport & leisure / Cookery / food & drink etc
    Lifestyle, sport & leisure / Quick & easy cooking
  • Imprint: Plum
  • Pages: 256
  • Price: $39.99

SHORTLISTED FOR ABIA ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021

Family food is generous, unfussy and demonstrates love and care. No matter what busyness the day brings, the act of setting the table and enjoying a simple meal together is comforting and ever-reassuring.

Eating simply and seasonally is at the core of Julia Busuttil Nishimura's recipes.

Whether it's a cooling coffee granita to start a summer's day or the comfort of a hearty baked maccheroni in darkest winter, this is the kind of food you will want to share with your loved ones throughout the year.

The dishes in this book are brought to life by great ingredients. There are plenty of quick recipes and some that require more time to bubble away on the stove. Overall, they are linked by taste and pleasure, and making the most of seasonal produce. This is generous, delicious food that the whole family will love, all year round.

Recipes include:

Summer
- Crêpes with whipped ricotta
- Slow-roasted tomatoes with mint and mozzarella
- Spaghetti with fennel and prawns
- Apricot and berry galette

Autumn
- Granola with poached plums
- Spiced split lentil soup with fried eggplant
- Miso roast chicken
- Blackberry and apple pudding

Winter
- Congee
- Lentil and maple-roasted carrot salad
- Japanese braised pork
- Dark chocolate, walnut and oat cookies

Spring
- Tokyo-style French toast
- Silverbeet and ricotta malfatti with brown butter sauce
- Lamb and green bean stew
- Simple butter cake with raspberries

Awards

Long-listed for ABIA Illustrated Book of the Year 2021Long-listed for ABIA Illustrated Book of the Year 2021.

Author Information

Julia Busuttil Nishimura is a Melbourne-based cook, author and teacher, and the creator of Ostro - a beloved online space where she shares her food, photographs and stories. Julia teaches sell-out cooking workshops and pasta master classes and is a regular contributor to publications, such as Country Style Magazine, The Design Files and ABC Life. Her first book, Ostro, was short-listed for the 2018 ABIA 'Illustrated Book of the Year' and named in Gourmet Traveller's 'Best Food Books for 2017'. Julia lives in Melbourne with her husband, Nori, and two children. julia-ostro.com

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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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