The Salad Book: Belinda Jeffery in conversation with Lee Tran Lam
Award-winning cookbook author Belinda Jeffery chats to Lee Tran Lam about her latest title, The Salad Book: Substantial main-course & vibrant side salads for every season.
With her trademark love of good food prepared simply, Belinda takes salad far beyond a dish on the side and constantly finds new and surprising ways to bring seasonal flavours and textures together. There is ‘salad’, and then there are Belinda’s salads!
The Salad Book is also full of insightful tips and tricks straight from Belinda’s kitchen, including her favourite way to cook asparagus, how to choose the freshest celeriac, instructions on making your own ricotta and how to use edible flowers to add both flavour and beauty to a dish. Whether you are looking for something pared-back and elegant or a riot of colour jumping off the plate, you are bound to find the right salad for every season and every meal in The Salad Book.
6pm arrivals for a 6.30pm start.
There are many ways to compliment cookbook authors: food-smeared pages for one, and several of their books on your bookshelf. But the greatest compliment has to be the taking to heart of a recipe that has worked – and worked well. All around the country, cooks – home-cooks and professionals alike – pay these compliments and more to Belinda Jeffery. She has a wonderful knack of creating recipes for food that you want to cook over and over again, and a warm, distinctive writing style which leads to the feeling of having Belinda there in your own kitchen. Her books include Belinda Jeffery’s Collected Recipes (a compilation of her first two books, Belinda Jeffery’s 100 Favourite Recipes and Belinda Jeffery’s Tried-and-True Recipes); Mix & Bake; The Country Cookbook (all about living and cooking in the Byron area), Desserts and Utterly Delicious Simple Food.
18:00–20:00 Where: Books Kinokuniya, Sydney