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Book Launch: Cook by Karen Martini

Books for Cooks

Event Date: 9 November 2022
Author / Presenters: Karen Martini in conversation with Books for Cooks

Chef Karen Martini’s career includes two-hatted stints at Melbourne Wine Room and Sydney’s Icebergs Dining Room, as well as her own ventures – the latest of which is Hero, in Melbourne's iconic ACMI building, where she is a founding partner and creative food director. Synymous with good food and great dining, Karen is an icon of the Melbourne restaurant industry.

For more than a decade, Karen has also been resident chef on Australia's longest-running lifestyle television series, Better Homes and Gardens. She is a regular columnist for Good Weekend, and she is the author of eight best-selling cookbooks. Suffice to say, she can write a great recipe!

Her new book COOK, is by far her most comprehensive and ambitious. And it succeeds!

COOK is the ultimate collection of over 1000 'Karen Martini' recipes from sharing a lifetime of experience cooking, eating and learning about food. Each recipe in this modern classic is packed with hard-won wisdom from Karen’s inspiring career and Tunisian-Italian heritage.

A deeply personal book, COOK reflects the richly diverse tapestry of traditional cuisines and delicious ingredients that is modern Australian food. Karen’s unrivalled understanding of how Australians eat today will delight the most experienced home cooks and beginners alike. A modern classic.

'I have been a great fan of Karen Martini for years. Her recipes are so delightfully cookable – precisely what I want to serve to guests at home – and her personality radiates through the pages of her books. COOK zooms into Karen's world, with a deep and always delicious look into ingredients, dishes and meals. Go get it!' – Yotam Ottolenghi

'This is a jaw-dropper, door-stopper of a book, a magnificent magnum opus that’s as generous and abundant as the way Karen cooks.' – Alice Zaslavsky

'A quintessential guide to cookery that encompasses cultural diversity, family values and knife-point professionalism – in short, all the things that make Karen who she is. Essential to anyone from the home cook to the most professional.' – Guy Grossi

Please join us on 9th November when we dip into COOK, taste some dishes and have a delicious discussion with Melbourne's own queen of the kitchen Karen Martini

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