BOOKS FOR COOKS
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN
For Donna Hay, introducing little people to the wonders of cooking is a very special thing. Basics to Brilliance Kids (Harpercollins, $45) — which accompanies her Foxtel TV show — is full of step-by-step recipes young chefs will adore, and they’ve all had a healthy makeover too. Covering all the kitchen basics, with lots of room for experimenting, you’ll master tasty meals and better-for-you snacks, plus treats for parties, picnics and bake sales.
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
US cook, restaurateur and author Alice Waters has had an enormous influence the world over. Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California — the restaurant she opened in 1971 — is a culinary destination, and her Edible Schoolyard Project, founded in 1996, was undoubtedly an inspiration for our very own Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation. In Coming to My Senses (Hardie Grant Books, $39.99), Alice tells how she found her voice and became such an influential figure.