The Cook's Companion

Cook's Companion, by Stephanie Alexander

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'Anyone who cooks – or eats – needs this book in their home.' Nigella Lawson, 2014

'Of all the many cookery books that exist, there are only really a handful which are truly a must-have – The Cook's Companion is one of them.' Jamie Oliver, 2014

Stephanie Alexander is regarded as one of Australia's great food educators, she believes that good food is essential to living well – her book is for everyone, every day. You will discover-

* invaluable information about ingredients
* clever and easy-to-learn cooking techniques
* the best kitchen equipment and how to use it effectively
* inspiration, advice and encouragement
* close to 1000 failsafe recipes

The Cook's Companion has established itself as the kitchen 'bible' in over 500,000 homes since it was first published in 1996. In 2004, Stephanie Alexander added over 300 new recipes as well as 12 new chapters in an updated edition. This latest revision includes-

* two major new chapters
* two expanded chapters
* 70 new recipes
* a complete revision of the text to reflect changes in the marketplace and new regulations

'It is a rare fit that all cookery writers strive to achieve- writing the definitive book on a single subject. Stephanie Alexander did the impossible and wrote the definitive book on all subjects.' Yotam Ottolenghi, 2014

Intended to be used everyday. This work features recipes from apple tart to zuccini souffle. It offers advice and shows which foods go best together.

About the Author: Stephanie Alexander is regarded as one of Australia's great food educators. She is the best-selling author of seventeen books, including The Cook's Companion, which is regarded as an Australian classic and has sold more than 500,000 copies. It has also been developed as a user-friendly app for mobile devices.

Stephanie was a columnist in the food pages of Australian newspapers and magazines for more than twenty years, has travelled widely in both Europe and Asia, and is passionate about the need to pass on a love of good food to others to maximise the chances of leading a healthy and happy life.

She has also established her reputation as a restaurateur. For 21 years her restaurant Stephanie's was regarded as an essential Melbourne culinary experience. It set new standards of service, pioneered techniques and new ways of looking at ingredients, as well as championing small producers.

In 2004 Stephanie established the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation of which she is now a director and board member. She was named Victorian of the Year in 2010; and in 2014 became an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of her work with her Kitchen Garden Foundation. Her strong belief is that the earlier children learn about food through example and pleasurable hands-on experience, the better their food choices will be throughout life.


Additional information


General cookery & recipes

Readership Level

General (US: Trade)



Date of Publication

04 Oct 2004

The Cook's Companion, by Stephanie Alexander ISBN 9781920989002

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