Eat @ Home by Dan and Steph Mulheron »
The modern Oz that we do so well
By Sara Schwarz
I have a small confession to make. I’ve been living under a rock and my rock doesn’t have a TV. As such I’ve never watched My Kitchen Rules, so Dan and Steph Mulheron are total strangers to me.
From what I can glean from exploring this recipe book, however, they seem like a lovely couple and I kind of wish would open up a café near me. Given this is unlikely (my new home town's population is 892), Eat@Home is a perfect recipe book for my family and others unable to get out much, but who still enjoy quality café style food.
The recipes within are a wide array of the kind of modern Oz that Australians do so well, featuring all the usual fashionable suspects; dukkah, quinoa, slow-cooked lamb shoulder.
The book starts off with how to make the Mulheron’s staple basics including bread, pasta, pizza, dukkah and caramel (!).
It then moves on to breakfasts. I quite like the idea of a breakfast pizza, especially one with ham, eggs and home-made dukkah. The book then offers up an eclectic mix of entrees, sides & salads, meat, pasta, seafoods and of course sweets. I also quite like the idea of a chocolate mousse to round off my breakfast pizza. Great for lazy weekends.
Eat@Home is a fun hodge-podge of modern day comfort food classics. All recipes seem to be lovingly tried and tested and they are approachable for the average cook, with all ingredients readily accessible at your local supermarket or farmers market if you so wish.
This recipe book is a great one to have as inspiration around the home, as within you will definitely find a meal to suit most occasions, whether it be a casual Sunday brunch or dinner party for family and friends.
As our local dining out options are rather limited, I think Eat@Home will be a firm favourite at our place.
Eat@Home by Dan and Stephany Mulheron is published by New Holland (Sydney 2014; hc, 224pp) and retails in Australia for A$40. Available at all good bookstores or direct from the publishers here »
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