'This is a book to treasure and keep'-Margaret Fulton
Australia's Favourite Recipes is the ultimate Australian cookbook: more than 70 treasured recipes collected from families all around the country. Collated and edited by journalist and television host Leila McKinnon, and with a foreword (and pavlova recipe) by Margaret Fulton, the book features the stories and memories of everyday Australians and their favourite dishes, while celebrating the wealth, diversity and the history of the food we hold dear.
From the perfect chewy Anzac biscuit and Mum's no-fail spaghetti bolognese to the ultimate lamb souvlaki and lemon delicious, Australia's Favourite Recipes showcases our national cuisine - the dinners, cakes and slices we crave - and how the food we eat has changed over the years.
More than 70 recipes, selected from submissions all around the country, feature precious photographs and the background story of each dish and the person who created it - evocative family stories that make this a collection of treasured memories. Each recipe is beautifully illustrated with evocative, nostalgic photography … native wildflowers decorate the Christmas table; pages from historical Australian cookbooks are interspersed with collages of food packaging from through the decades. This is a must-have cookbook, and a celebration of our collective culinary memories.
Part of the proceeds from sales of the book will be donated from author and publisher to Legacy.
Leila McKinnon has worked as a journalist and television presenter for almost 20 years. She started her career as a cadet at WIN Television in Rockhampton, and in 1995 began working with the Nine Network, reporting and presenting for Nine's Gold Coast News. Since then she has worked as a reporter and host on A Current Affair, newsreader on Today and National Nine News, and a reporter on What's Good for You. Leila currently co-hosts Weekend Today, reports for and hosts A Current Affair, and recently co-hosted the London Olympics for Channel 9.
An avid cook, Leila's own signature dishes are slow-cooked lamb and lasagne. Oh, and vanilla slice.
Australia's Favourite Recipes
Edited by: Leila McKinnon