Mr Wilkinson's Favourite Vegetables: A Cookbook to Celebrate the Seasons

Mr Wilkinson's Favourite Vegetables: A Cookbook to Celebrate the Seasons

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By (author) Matt Wilkinson

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  • Publisher: MURDOCH BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 248mm x 34mm | 1,238g
  • Publication date: 10 May 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Millers Point
  • ISBN 10: 174266654X
  • ISBN 13: 9781742666549
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 9,803

Product description

For chef Matt Wilkinson, vegetables come first. Whether he's cooking in the kitchen of his Melbourne eatery, Pope Joan, or for his young family at home, Matt plans and builds his dishes around the vegetables in season, when they'll taste the best, be cheapest and most readily available. Today too many of us - chefs and home cooks alike - plan our meals around the meat (or protein) and carbohydrate components, letting the vegetables play second fiddle. In this book Matt Wilkinson lets his favourite 24 vegetables take centre stage. This beautifully illustrated book will appeal to vegetarians but it's not a vegetarian cookbook. Among the more than 90 recipes are plenty of dishes incorporating meat but "Mr Wilkinson's Favourite Vegetables" are the true stars. Key points: beautifully illustrated and designed, this cookbook feels like a contemporary version of an old-fashioned recipe book; tips on growing and cooking every vegetable featured in the recipes; and, step-by-step photographs for selected recipes.

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Yorkshire-born, Melbourne-based chef Matt Wilkinson is passionate about food in season, farmers' markets and local producers. As the former head chef at award-winning Melbourne restaurant Circa, The Prince, Wilkinson ushered in an era of organics and garden-to-kitchen rustic fine dining. He now owns and runs Pope Joan in Melbourne's inner northern suburbs, which has a cult following for its fresh, seasonal breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes.

Customer reviews

By essjay 03 Sep 2013 5

This book makes a hero of vegetables, but it's not vegetarian.

If you're not a vego, don't be put off - lovely recipes of fresh produce suitable for when you come home from the farmers' market.

Beautifully put together and lots of lovely flavours. The antipodean Ottolenghi.

By Liza A 30 Jun 2012 5

Was happily surprised at how spectacular this book was. A fresh and modern layout, recipes and delicious photos to some of the world's most unloved vegetables. It makes you want to head to the market immediately (or head straight to Pope Joan in Melbourne if you are lazy!!) to either recreate or be a part of some of these dishes.