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THE FOOD I LOVE
by NEIL PERRY
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New hardcover book. 440 pages with lots of beautiful colour photos and over 200 recipes
Taking its inspiration from the cooking of the Mediterranean, The Food I Love is more than just a collection of recipes. Neil Perry has produced a book that can be utilised in a number of ways - you can simply enjoy the 200 delicious recipes or you can be inspired by the thousands of suggested food combinations that work together to create supurb dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. This is home cooking at its very best: simple, seasonal and absolutely delicious. There is also straightforward advice on everything from how to properly hold a cook's knife to trussing chicken and filleting fish. Full of enthusiasm and joy that comes from creating wonderful food from great ingredients, The Food I Love is a book that you will cook with, learn from and delight in many times over.
Neil Perry's favourite meal at home is a simple one: an omelette, a salad, and a glass of wine, and it sums up his approach to home cooking. It's not just a dish, but a vital component of life, to be enjoyed by all the senses, and preferably, in the company of people you love or enjoy. The Food I Love is all about cooking and eating simply but well. With more than 200 recipes, from light breakfasts through to slow roasts, detailed explanations of the techniques to ensure success with every one of them, and anecdotes from Neil on their place in the home kitchen and on the shared table, it's the definitive cookbook for the contemporary cook of any skill level. Each recipe is closely interlinked with the next, and while they can be enjoyed individually at random, they are best appreciated as a whole. As Neil explains each technique for cooking key ingredients, he introduces the supporting recipes that demonstrate the skill in its purest form, then introduces variations, accompaniments and sauces to build a comprehensive repertoire for every occasion.
Chapters include: Breakfast; Energisers and Fresh Fruit; Sandwiches; Eggs; Soups; Salads; Rice; Pasta; Seafood; Poultry; Meat; Vegetarian and Vegetable Accompaniments; Sauce Accompaniments and Sweets.
The Food I Love is an Australian publication and all recipes are in metric, imperial, and cup & spoon measurements
About the author
Neil Perry's career in hospitality began at Sails restaurant at McMahons Point and in Rose Bay. Neil then became head chef at Barrenjoey Restaurant, Palm Beach and was also given creative control over Perry's in Paddington. In October 1986, he opened the Blue Water Grill at Bondi Beach and took the site from a 20 year failure to an overnight success. He then opened Rockpool in February 1989 with his business partner and cousin Trish Richards, with the intention of establishing one of Australia's finest restaurants. After only six months it was voted Sydney's best new restaurant in the Good Food Guide and over the years has gone on to win a long list of awards, both here and overseas.
Neil's passion and the importance he places on quality produce is evident in all his dishes and the business projects he undertakes. Neil is author of four recipe books; Rockpool, Simply Asian, The Food I Love, and most recently, Balance and Harmony; 4 classical/recipe CDs; creator of Neil Perry Fresh food products in conjunction with Woolworths Supermarkets; and a television presenter on The LifeStyle Channel with whom he has produced several series including Food Source, Fresh & Fast and Rockpool Sessions.
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The Food I Love by Neil Perry