What We Read: Mia’s Favourite Cookbooks For Winter!

Winter makes me hungry...

With the onset of colder weather and the new MasterChef series airing on TV, I have been inspired to get in the kitchen and keep warm by cooking yummy meals and treats. There are a great range of cookbooks available that are perfect for looking through while curled up on the couch, your favorite cooks and culinary icons have done the hard work for you and compiled great recipes, that make it easy to find your next favourite dish.

Here are some of my favourite cookbooks at the moment:

At My Table by Nigella Lawson:
This book, like all of Nigella's is just amazing! From the basics of creating the perfect sweet potato fries and hummus to the perfect roast duck. My favorite recipe would have to be Nigella's Lemon Tendercake with Blueberry Compote, it has a marvelous texture almost like a super fluffy pancake! Its perfect to make when you have
friends and family over for dinner.

The Masters at Home - Recipes, Stories and Photographs from the MasterChef Kitchen:
This book is a great collection of recipes and anthologies is quite inspiring with its in depth background stories and photographs. Huge names in the culinary world share what they like to cook in their own time, in their home kitchen. The recipes range from exotic and skillful to simple and comforting, perfect for anyone who is willing to try new recipes and put their cooking skills to the test!

Basics to Brilliance Kids by Donna Hay:
This book is a new edition of Donna Hay's original Basics To Brilliance, this time letting the kids in on the fun. I'd seriously consider picking up a copy before the next lot of school holidays as it will keep the little ones entertained for hours, while providing tasty treats for the whole family to enjoy. The dishes are quite easy
and quick to prepare, just image the scent of choc-coconut popcorn wafting throughout the house as you relax while the kids take care of the snacks. A must have
for all families this winter school holidays!

Yummy, Easy, Quick by Matt Preston:
This is a great collection of 127 dinners that only take 30 minutes or less to prepare, from everyone's favorite MasterChef Judge Matt Preston.
The meals are hearty and scrumptious, with out a doubt crowd pleasers! The wide range of recipes include 20 minute Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs, 15 minute
Slow-Cooked Ocean Trout and 20 minute Teriyaki Salmon Bowl with Salmon Crackling, all modern classics that you'll love cooking and sharing with friends.

- Mia, Shellharbour QBD