Books at bars

Joondalup Times - - NEWS - Tyler Brown

Stephanie Alexan­der will talk about her book The Cook’s Ap­pren­tice in Cur­ram­bine.

ONE of Aus­tralia’s most cher­ished cooks, food ed­u­ca­tors and au­thors is com­ing to the north­ern suburbs.

Stephanie Alexan­der will be at the Cur­ram­bine Bar and Bistro from 6pm on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 8, for a spe­cial Meet the Chef edi­tion of Dy­mocks Joon­dalup’s Books at Bars se­ries.

The event, held in con­junc­tion with the City of Joon­dalup, will cel­e­brate the re­lease of her lat­est book The Cook’s Ap­pren­tice filled with tips, tech­niques and recipes.

The book is de­scribed as the essen­tial teach­ing cook­book for any­one just start­ing out in the kitchen, in­clud­ing chil­dren, teens, adults leav­ing home for the first time or any­one learn­ing to cook.

It has an em­pha­sis on tech­niques – the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of cook­ing – and is packed with ad­vice to en­sure new food­ies are re­laxed and con­fi­dent in the kitchen.

This in­cludes uten­sils and how to use them, how to han­dle chilli, us­ing a mor­tar and pes­tle, how to whisk eggs into soft peaks, why it’s im­por­tant to rest meat, how to test if a cake is prop­erly cooked and re­mov­ing stones from olives.

It also ex­plains mea­sure­ments, weights and vol­ume and even how to pro­nounce tricky in­gre­di­ents.

Alexan­der will give an author talk and an­swer ques­tions while guests can sam­ple food tast­ings from her new book and re­ceive recipe cards.

Tick­ets are $7, in­clud­ing nib­bles. Copies of Alexan­der’s books, in­clud­ing The Cook’s Ap­pren­tice, will be avail­able to buy and have signed.

Go to www.try­book­ing. com/423749.

Stephanie Alexan­der. In­set: Her lat­est book.

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