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The lat­est on our cook­book shelves

Cher­ish – Food to make for the peo­ple you love by Anne Shooter (Head­line Home, R575)

Tra­di­tional Jewish recipes with a mod­ern twist, Cher­ish is Lon­don-based au­thor Anne Shooter’s com­pi­la­tion of fam­ily recipes and adap­ta­tions that have made their way into her kitchen and onto her din­ner ta­ble. De­signed to be en­joyed with fam­ily and friends, this recipe book fea­tures chap­ters on ev­ery­thing from vege­tar­ian dishes to one-tray din­ners, pick­les and dips, sal­ads and sides and, of course, breads, bakes and desserts. No frills or fuss, the recipes are very easy to fol­low and the in­gre­di­ents’ lists are easy to source and whole­some. Not to men­tion, the book is open to ad­just­ments, al­low­ing read­ers to make the recipes their own.

Ba­sics to Bril­liance by Donna Hay (Harper Collins Pub­lish­ers, R559) The ult.mate ad­di­tion to any book­shelf, Ba­sics to Bril­liance takes you through ev­ery­thing you need to know in the kitchen. From the pen of renowned Aus­tralian food stylist, au­thor and mag­a­zine ed­i­tor Donna Hay, this book will not only look strik­ing on your kitchen coun­ter­top, but it will also help you to per­fect your skills in ev­ery­thing from per­fectly poach­ing an egg to mas­ter­ing the ever-daunt­ing soufflé. And once you've got the hang of the ba­sics, Donna shows you how to take them to bril­liance with a col­lec­tion of recipes that range in dif­fi­culty and ef­fort. When look­ing to con­quer your culi­nary quests, hav­ing this bril­liant cook­book at hand is a sure-fire way to reign vic­to­ri­ous with ev­ery meal.

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