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Family recipes you’ll love to cook and share – my family did!

By Laura McKinnon
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<i>More Please</i> by Manu Feildel

More Please by Manu Feildel [©Murdoch Books]


Manu Feildel is best known for his role as a judge on the Australian television show, My Kitchen Rules.  His new book More Please! stands as his answer to what people think he eats as a ‘celebrity’ cook  – not foie gras, oysters and champagne every day as some have suggested! Collaborating with Manu is his fiancée Clarissa Weerasena.

More Please! definitely has significant Asian influences. From Malaysian Fried Chicken through to Hainanese Chicken Rice and on to the trusty Singapore Noodles. And there are many more tasty Asian-style dishes throughout, with a Nonya emphasis.

However, Manu’s European style still shines through with recipes like Buche de Noel (a traditional chocolate log cake from France), Alsatian Bacon and Onion Tarts and a Pumpkin and Lemon Thyme Risotto. This cookbook is definitely multicultural and gives loads of variety between recipes.

A definite highlight is the Paper Bag Chicken, where you can use either stapling or sewing in their creation! The Vegetable and Anchovy Fritters with Spicy Tomato Dipping Sauce are another highlight, being relatively simple to put together whilst making a great number – and tasty to boot! There really is a great range of delicious recipes.

This is a well put together cookbook from a seasoned chef who is well versed in the process. More Please! comes with a well thought out section on basics covering things like stocks, pastry, and dressings and also contains a glossary.

If you are a Manu or My Kitchen Rules fan this is a necessary purchase. If you simply want a cookbook with a wide variety of recipes that are largely based in European and Asian cooking then this book might also be a worthwhile addition. It does what it sets out to do and provides recipes that are perfect for cooking and sharing.

More Please! by Manu Feildel with Clarissa Weerasena is published by Murdoch Books (Sydney, NSW; Nov 2016; pb; 240pp; RRP A$39.99). It is available at all good bookshops or direct from the publisher here »

It can also be found to purchase online via booko.com »

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