Over the years we have had occasional 'taste' workshops with growers and producers. Next Tuesday, we are lucky to have Clare Richards visiting from cyclone swept Cairns
Clare is a cook, recipe developer, cooking school teacher & committed tropical locavore who runs cooking classes in Far North Queensland. After almost ten years in the tropics, Clare is an expert in the use of Tropical & Native fruits, spices, herbs & flavourings.
Her new book Tropical Cuisine: cooking in Clare's kitchen is quite simply one of the best self-published books we have ever seen. The lavish & beautiful hardcover production is matched by the detailed & interesting recipes showcasing ingredients such as Black Sapote, Plaintains, Winged Beans, Jackfruit, Amaranth, Cassava, Mud Crab, Barramundi & Kangaroo. Filled with beautiful photographs, sumptuous recipes, and a treasure trove of detailed practical & useful information about tropical & uniquely Australian food products, this is the perfect book for anyone who loves the Tropics or Australia's unique way of blending & fusing food traditions from all of our neighbours citizens and visitors.
Only published late last year, and already an award winning book, Tropical Cuisine is currently a nominee for one of the highly regarded Gourmand 'Best in the World' Cookbook Awards. The awards will be announced in March in Paris.
On Tuesday, Clare will be chatting to us about tropical produce, self publishing a truly gorgeous cookbook, and the effect of Cyclone Yasi on local food producers.
Please join us for a taste of the tropics, a look at unusual tropical produce and learn how to support our local tropical produce industry currently suffering from the aftereffects of Cyclone Yasi.
Places are limited to 30. The event is free.
As usual tastes from the book will be provided
Telephone Bookings are Essential: +613 8415 1415 after 10am
7pm Tuesday 22 February
@ Books for Cooks, 233-235 Gertrude St Fitzroy
If you can't attend, we can organise signed and/or personalised copies for you.
Copies will be available for purchase on the night.
Please RSVP by telephone after 10am.
We look forward to seeing you!
Tim & Amanda