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Book Launch: The Joy of Better Cooking with Alice Zaslavsky

Books for Cooks

Event Date: 5 October 2022
Author / Presenters: Alice Zaslavsky in conversation with Books for Cooks

Our dear friend, Alice Zaslavsky, food educator, ABC radio presenter, MasterChef contestant, all-round passionate foodie and best-selling author of In Praise of Veg is back with a new big beautiful book full of great ideas and tastes.

Alice firmly believes that, if you already enjoy the eating part, you have everything it takes to find joy in the process of cooking. There's no pressure to be a great cook, but everyone can aspire to be a better cook, and therein lies the fun.

The Joy of Better Cooking is full of veg-forward recipes that you'll want to cook on a weekly basis, but the real gold lies in the handy kitchen skills and know-how that will help build the foundations for a lifetime of better cooking.

Start with 'Slapdash' (really outstanding stuff simply thrown together) then move to 'On Autopilot' (great go-tos for weeknights on the fly) and 'Making the Most of It' (gluts and leftover makeovers). Soon you'll be ready to 'Loosen Your Shoulders' (weekend pottering and entertaining), just in time for some 'Seriously Good Sweeties' (like, *seriously* good).

Whether you're already a dab hand, you're a battler who finds cooking a bit meh, or you're starting from 'which way do I hold the knife?', The Joy of Better Cooking has all the inspiration, hand-holding and cheer leading you need to relax into the rhythm and truly enjoy cooking for your family and friends.
But don't just believe us.... check out the advance reviews!

'Generous, empowering and original - like having your own cheerleader in the kitchen.' Anna Jones
'This is the very book you need to teach you how to be inspired, confident and happy in the kitchen. Like its author, it's a rambunctious delight!' Nigella Lawson

'Deliciously fun, informative and simply makes me smile. Joyful indeed!' Yotam Ottolenghi

We're really looking forward to catching up with Alice, having a laugh and tasting some great food.
Please join us on Wednesday 5th October for a wonderful and intimate discussion with Alice with tastes from the book and matching drinks.

Tickets are limited. 


Can I buy/order a signed copy of The Joy of Better Cooking?
Copies will be available for signing and purchase on the night - $49.95.  If you can't attend we can organise to post signed copies to you.  Postage (tracked & insured): Victoria $7.95; Australia wide $12.95; overseas we'll quote.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
If you haven't visited the bookstore for a few years, please note we have moved to the northern side of the Queen Victoria Market.  Our address is 115-121 Victoria Street (next to A Shed)

We recommend public transport. The 19, 20, 57 (Elizabeth St)and 55 (William & Peel St) trams go past the Queen Victoria Market and run frequently.  We are in the Free Tram Zone and are a short 50m walk from the Elizabeth St Queen Victoria Market stop and the Peel St Queen Victoria Market stop.  Melbourne Central and Flagstaff railway stations are two blocks away.

If driving, there is plenty of metered parking on Queen St near the corner of Victoria St.  There is also limited parking on Victoria Street outside the store.

 Is my registration/ticket transferable?
Yes - to another person - just have them present your ticket on the evening.  

What is the refund policy?
Tickets are not refundable. 

COVID-19: please note.
Our shop is a small intimate venue. Seating will be reasonably close, but will be limited. Wine and food will be served. The space is well ventilated. Consistent with Government recommendations, please seriously consider wearing a mask unless eating and drinking. Your hosts are fully vaccinated.

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