NSW: Karen Martini in conversation








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Hardie Grant Books


08 August 2022

NSW: Karen Martini in conversation

Hosted By: The Book Room At Byron

The Book Room At Byron, 27 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay, NSW 2481 | 16 Aug 2022 06:00 PM

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Karen Martini in conversation

Join us at The Book Room at Byron where Karen will be in conversation with Victoria Cosford about her new cookbook, COOK


Tues 16 August 2022 

6:00 PM

The Book Room At Byron, 27 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay, NSW 2481

Tickets: $90 per person,  includes a copy of COOK,

        or $100 for a couple,  includes a copy of COOK. 

          Book your ticket here


One of Australia’s most acclaimed chefs, Karen Martini has spent a lifetime cooking, eating and inspiring generations of home cooks and avid eaters. Her new milestone cookbook, COOK, is an essential collection of more than 1000 clever recipes, from old favourites to brilliant new dishes, celebrating quality ingredients and vibrant flavours with a uniquely Australian perspective.

Karen grew up cooking with her mother and grandmothers. Grappling with simple recipes – ratatouille, lasagne, crumbed schnitzel, stuffed capsicums – passed down over time, cooked without fuss but with a real understanding of flavour, of detail. For her, it was about crafting something from raw ingredients, investing

in the process, caring every step of the way. It’s a philosophy she’s taken great pleasure in sharing with her daughters, not just showing them how to make this or that, but also passing on the love of the process just as much as the result.

Each recipe in COOK is packed with this hard-won wisdom from Karen’s Tunisian- Italian heritage and inspiring career. It’s a deeply personal book that houses her favourite recipes, some learnt from her family, some that have been inspired by meals made for her, both professional and homely, some that have featured on her restaurant menus over the years, and plenty of classics. They are recipes that she constantly tweaks and refines, and they have all been carefully tested and honed for the home cook

COOK a modern classic compendium of the best recipes from the simple to the elaborate, roaming broadly and for all skill levels and occasions. Karen won’t just show readers what to cook, she will teach them how to cook, with everything they need to prepare effortless midweek meals, signature spreads, dinner-party dishes and feasts for special occasions.

COOK will guide readers to make each meal their own with pairing suggestions and sidebar recipes throughout that offer ingredient alternatives, amplifications for the recipes or side dishes to complement, as well as produce profiles and a comprehensive glossary of ingredients.

With Karen’s unrivalled understanding of how we eat today, COOK will delight experienced home cooks and help newcomers gain confidence. It really is the only cookbook you need in the kitchen. It’s time to COOK.