Down Under Cookbooks
Forget Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay and Nigella Lawson. Here is a selection of 100% Aussie cookbooks Ė some old (including several shockers from the 1970s), some new, some from famous cooks, some from obscure ones. Celebrate the finest Australian cuisine with 25 cookery books written by a diverse group including TV chefs of past and present, a politician, a cricketer, 14 beauty queens from 1971, a convict and many restaurateurs.
100% Aussie Cookbooks
Recipes Made With Bread
Northern Bakeries published this somewhat one-dimensional gem in 1953.
The AFL Cookbook
Published in 1998, some hard-hitting recipes from the big names of Aussie Rules.
Jack Absalom's Barbecue Cookbook
Published in 1988, tasty recipes from this artist and adventurer, including Kangaroo Tail Soup.
Don Dunstan's Cookbook
Published in 1976, recipes from the former South Australian Premier.
Esther Deanís Garden Cookbook
Published in 1978, Esther Dean helped pioneer 'No Dig Gardening.'
Tales and Recipes from a Travelling Cook
Two hundred recipes from this New Zealand-born restaurateur and TV personality.
Edna's Table Cookbook
Published in 1998, a hundred recipes from a famous Sydney restaurant.
The PMWU Centenary Cookbook 1904-2004
Thatís the Presbyterian Women's Missionary Union and you know those ladies can cook.
Noosa: The Cookbook
From 1998, a cookbook featuring more than 30 recipes from Noosa's best restaurants.
Russell-Clarke celebrates the oldest sweetener known to man in this 1995 no-nonsense book.
Miss Australia Cookbook
Published in 1971, a recipe book that sexual equality forgot Ė recipes from 14 entrants to Miss Australia.
Bernard King's Autumn Cookbook
If only today superstar chefs dressed like Mr King did in 1977.
The Terrace Times Bicennential Cookbook
Arbib's favourite'Minimum Effort Maximum Effect' recipes culled from earlier books.
The Busy Womanís Cookbook
A retro-classic from 1972, sadly you donít see cooks in kaftans anymore.
Published in 1992, more than 150 recipes from Gabriel Gate.
Doug Aiton's Proof Of The Pudding
Another early 1990s cookbook, this time from the drive-time radio host.
The Convict Recipe Book
Ex-con Baldwin cooked for the Governor of Tasmania in the mid-19th century.
The Chefs of Sydney
A collection of recipes from Sydney’s top chefs back in 1991.
Best Loved Recipes From Charmaine Solomon
A collection of articles written for the Sydney Morning Herald and the National Times.
Red Cross Jam Recipe Book
Mrs. F. Allen Box
A cookbook for jam fans, published in 1978 by the Australian Red Cross.
Mumma's Kitchen: Recipes and Reminiscences
Stories and recipes from some of Australiaís best known foodies.
Tony Bilson's Recipe Book
Published in 1987, lots of French-themed recipes from this famous chef and restaurateur.
The Australian Brand Name Recipe Cookbook
From 1992, more than 500 recipes featuring famous food brands.
The Matthew Hayden Cookbook
Cricketing legend Hayden once hit 382 in a Test match for Australia and can cook too.
The Blue Ribbon Cookbook. Recipes from prizewinning country show cooks
Runner-up in the Best Easy Recipe Book category at the 2009 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
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