Wise move covers book’s visual appeal
SHE’S the Derwent Valley’s resident celebrity chef and one of Australia’s best selling cookbook authors but with the release of her latest book Sally Wise is about to do something for the first time.
Having already sold more than 300,000 copies in Australia and New Zealand of her previous 10 books, Mrs Wise will release her first ever hardcover book this Saturday night and is looking forward to getting it out to the public.
“I’m very excited about it because it’s my first hardcover and full colour,” she said.
“The photos complement the dishes very well.” The book, A Kitchen In
The Valley, showcases more than 100 recipes that are all inspired by local food and produce within the Derwent Valley as well as from her former home on the Tasman Peninsula.
Mrs Wise said she was particularly fond of several of the dishes it showcased.
“I like the lavender blue ice cream, which is essentially lavender and
blueberries but I call it lavender blue,” she said.
“I also like hussar’s roast with a mangelwurzel puree.
The mangelwurzel came from up in the Valley.”
She said the hardcover element also added to the book. “It’s a great feel for the hardcover,” she said.
“It’s an increasingly visual society so this really complements the recipes well.”
Mrs Wise will now turn her attention to the Derwent Valley Autumn Festival which will be held next month.
COVERING ALL BASES: Sally Wise is particularly proud of her latest release hardcover. A Kitchen in the Valley, which is the first of her books available in