Paper garden by Sarah Dennis

Written by Jessica Thompson on Monday, 08 April 2013.

Paper garden by Sarah Dennis

 

Bookery Cook artist and scalpel wonderwoman Sarah Dennis recently received a very special commission - to create a paper rendition of a 'gargouillou', a stunningly decorative and meticulously arranged dish conceived originally by French chef Michel Bras in spring of 1978, to "try and translate the fields".

Earl Grey Tea Cake

Written by Maxine Thompson on Monday, 08 April 2013.

Earl Grey Tea Cake


Earl Grey teacake literally uses a good old cup of Earl Grey tea for the liquid component, infusing the sponse with the exotic flavour of bergamot. Crispy and buttery on the outside, moist and fluffy on the inside, this cake is great served hot, warm or cold, with or without butter. 

Smoked Salmon Scrambled Eggs with Dill, Caper & White Onion Salsa

Written by Georgie Thompson on Monday, 08 April 2013.

Smoked Salmon Scrambled Eggs with Dill, Caper & White Onion Salsa


A deliciously scandinavian-style start to the day, this breakfast combines smoked fish, creamy eggs and a salsa of fresh dill and salty capers. The salsa also goes well with boiled eggs or poached eggs, steamed and grilled fish, and all manner of potatoes. 

Domestic Bliss

Written by Georgie Thompson on Sunday, 07 April 2013.

Domestic Bliss


Copenhagen-based art duo PutPut are behind these little beauties that confuse universal love for icecreams with the universal aversion to cleaning. 

Beetroot, goat's cheese & walnut risotto

on Thursday, 28 March 2013.

Beetroot, goat's cheese & walnut risotto


When you add the beetroot to this dish it stains the rice with an alarming (in a good way) magenta hue. Even more alarming though is the tasty combination of sweet beetroot with creamy goat's cheese and crunchy roasted walnuts. 

Salted Caramel & Pecan Bars

Written by Georgie Thompson on Thursday, 28 March 2013.

Salted Caramel & Pecan Bars

 

A little sweet, a little savoury, a little salty.

You Are What You Eat

Written by Maxine Thompson on Wednesday, 27 March 2013.

You Are What You Eat

 

Ted Sabarese is an NYC based photographer who relishes working with non-professional models and actors who push the common definitely of 'beauty'. 

Black Chicken Confit with Tangerine Marmalade

on Monday, 25 March 2013.

Black Chicken Confit with Tangerine Marmalade

 

Growing up we always had pet chickens. We had one special one particular called Timmy- a silkie bantom who never quite fit in with the group. Not only is he special because of his mad-scientist look, but he is special because unlike your everyday roast chickens found at your local butcher & supemarkets, silkie bantoms have black skin and black flesh. 

Austin Invasion

Written by Maxine Thompson on Tuesday, 19 March 2013.

Austin Invasion


Austin is one of the hot spots in food right now, so needing a break from a never-ending New York winter, I jumped at the opportunity when a friend invited me to join them for the weekend at SXSW festival. The perfect excuse for a weekend to eat BBQ, drink beer, go dancing and bask in the sunshine. 

Vegan Polenta Lasagne

Written by Jacqueline Donaldson on Sunday, 17 March 2013.

Vegan Polenta Lasagne

 

This colourful and warming lasange features olive-dotted polenta sheets in place of traditional pasta sheets, layers of rich roasted vegetable sauce, and a creamy, salty cannellini bean sauce.

GUEST MIX: Toasted Marshmellow Mix by Rebecca Florence

on Saturday, 16 March 2013.

GUEST MIX: Toasted Marshmellow Mix by Rebecca Florence

 

This mix, inspired by The Bookery Cook’s Marshmallow recipe is an adventure into the playful sounds of some of Australia’s emerging electronic producers.

Toasted Coconut Marshmallows

Written by Jessica Thompson on Friday, 15 March 2013.

Toasted Coconut Marshmallows

 

These toasty treats are like eating clouds that have been floasting over a Caribbean campfire. 

Bizarre Food at Food Bazaar

on Wednesday, 13 March 2013.

Bizarre Food at Food Bazaar


There are some things about American Supermarkets that still baffle me. How can it be easier to buy a pigs’ hoof than desiccated coconut? Why are deodorants, hair spray and face wash kept behind locked cabinets? Where they sell whole octopus, baby sharks and clams but not almond milk?

Coconut & Vanilla Porridge with Earl Grey & Whiskey Stewed Prunes

Written by Jessica Thompson on Sunday, 10 March 2013.

Coconut & Vanilla Porridge with Earl Grey & Whiskey Stewed Prunes

 

Sweet, creamy, a little salty, warm, filling.. this porridge ticks all of the breakfast needs for a wintery day. It's also a great way to sneak a little booze into your morning.

Thai Pumpkin Soup with Coriander drizzle

on Monday, 04 March 2013.

Thai Pumpkin Soup with Coriander drizzle

 

Deviating from the traditional 'ye olde' pumpkin soup flavour profile of cream and nutmeg, this pumpkin soup is a fresh, vibrant version with an Asian influence. The tangy citrus drizzle, thinly sliced red onions and chilli provide extra zing.

Space Fud Sticks

Written by Jessica Thompson on Sunday, 03 March 2013.

Space Fud Sticks

 

 A loosely cosmic & comestible-themed mix.. JJ Cale, Donald Byrd, Peaking Lights, Gandalf, Can, Don Cherry & more..

Galactic Frying Pans

Written by Jessica Thompson on Saturday, 02 March 2013.

Galactic Frying Pans

 

Norweigen photographer Christopher Jonassen reveals the darker side of the frying pan with his series, "Devour", where the wear and tear on the bottoms of these kitchen staples are captured to resemble the frozen surfaces, red dust and crater-dotted terrain of our intergalactic surroundings.

Spitzbuebe (Swiss Raspberry Sandwich Cookies)

Written by Jessica Thompson on Saturday, 02 March 2013.

Spitzbuebe (Swiss Raspberry Sandwich Cookies)

 

Made these babies recently for Valentine's Day, because nothing says "I love you" like a jam-filled biscuit.

Goats Yoghurt Panna Cotta by Fumiha Tanaka

on Saturday, 02 March 2013.

Goats Yoghurt Panna Cotta by Fumiha Tanaka

 

The floating figures and soft psychedelic colours of Fumiha Tanaka's Goat's Yoghurt Panna Cotta take us on a trip through the enchanted pastures of this fragrant and delicate dessert.

Mayan Apocalypse

Written by Meelee Soorkia on Friday, 01 March 2013.

Mayan Apocalypse

  

With recent reports of Russian meteor strikes and zombies taking over TV stations, Meelee Soorkia gets nostalgic about the Mayan apocalypse that never happened. She also gives us a recipe fit for a Mayan apocalypse dinner.

Syrian Fattoush with Almond Crusted Chicken and Flatbreads

Written by Maxine Thompson on Monday, 25 February 2013.

Syrian Fattoush with Almond Crusted Chicken and Flatbreads

This nourishing and exotic Sunday feast is a magical carpet ride of the tantalising tastes of the Fertile Crescent.

Get ready to drop the velvet curtains curtains, pull out your genie-containing lamp and prop yourself up against some gold-trimmed cushions between Aladdin, Jasmine and the snake charmer. 

Pig in a Day

Written by Maxine Thompson on Sunday, 24 February 2013.

Pig in a Day

 

I've never butchered a pig before, but have always wanted to. So needless to say was very excited about the first day of school this term.. it was the first day of our charcuterie class and our first chance to break down a whole pig. Be warned, images are not for the faint hearted, or animal loving. 

Salt Pork (aka Streaky Bacon/ Pancetta)

Written by John Barrett on Tuesday, 19 February 2013.

Salt Pork (aka Streaky Bacon/ Pancetta)

 

John Barrett is a man who appreciates his cured meats, and knows he is no alone in this. Here's John's easy technique for home curing, so all us salted dried meat fiends can keep our fridges, breakfast plates, soups, pasta sauces and mouths well stocked.

Roasted Cauliflower Soup by Michiko Samizo

on Tuesday, 19 February 2013.

Roasted Cauliflower Soup by Michiko Samizo

 

Japanese artist, Michiko Samizo's gorgeous still-life evokes the warm and comforting feelings of this simple, hearty soup...snuggle up!

Sexy Food

Written by Cook Suck on Wednesday, 13 February 2013.

Sexy Food

 

Food is fun, generous, sumptuous, beautiful, satisfying, mind consuming, addictive and sickening, just like the perfect mate. So to celebrate Valentine's Day, we've enlisted the expertise of "Internet food police" blogger Cook Suck to compile a list of sexy vs unsexy food.

Tie the Knot

Written by Jessica Thompson on Sunday, 10 February 2013.

Tie the Knot

 

Tie the Knot by Kyle Drier is a photographic compendium of some of the best flavour combos out there.

Coconut Cake with Malibu Meringue Frosting by James Olstein

on Sunday, 10 February 2013.

Coconut Cake with Malibu Meringue Frosting by James Olstein

 

This Valentine's season cheeky saccharine special is by Philadelphia-based designer James Olstein. Playful content with a grainy patina is characteristic of James' work, who confesses he likes 'to make nice clean illustrations then ruin them with dirty textures'.

Breakfast Blini: Maple Pears with Spiced Ricotta & Smoked Salmon with Creme Fraiche

Written by Georgie Thompson on Saturday, 09 February 2013.

Breakfast Blini: Maple Pears with Spiced Ricotta & Smoked Salmon with Creme Fraiche


These bite-sized slavic pancakes make for a great breakfast treat for a crowd. Like pancakes, they're great with sweet and savoury toppings..

Coconut Cake with Malibu Meringue Frosting

Written by Jessica Thompson on Saturday, 09 February 2013.

Coconut Cake with Malibu Meringue Frosting

 

Sweet and moist, this is a feminine cake with a tropical touch.