Wise move cov­ers book’s vis­ual ap­peal

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - FRONT PAGE - BEN WATER­WORTH

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.

Pic­ture: ROGER LOVELL

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

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