Now For Something Sweet (2020)

In this stunning fourth book, the MMCC girls have handpicked their favourite and ‘can’t-live-without’ sweet recipes from Australia and the world. Uniquely, the book contains a series of essential ‘how to’ guides for the home cook and ends with a savoury chapter you will delve into over and over.

‘We are always dreaming of soft, airy, pale chiffon cake, thinking about chocolate-swirled, glossy yeasted babke, imagining flaky, chewy, jammy strudel, baking almond-studded, citrus-glazed Dutch buns, frying golden, syrup-drenched coiled fishuelas, biting into hot, sugared jam-filled doughnuts … and sharing it all with abundance and love…’

We are back, with the very best, sweetest and outstandingly delicious recipes curated and perfected from Jewish kitchens across Australia and the world. A joyful cookbook that honours and celebrates the most treasured family recipes, alongside moving stories of warmth, family, friendship, community and survival, this is a book to both treasure and cook from, day after day.


‘Having this book at home is pure cosy joy’ – Nigella Lawson

‘The Monday Morning Cooking Club is a remarkable excursion into the realm of comfort food. You just want to eat everything.’ – Yotam Ottolenghi

‘Food from the home is my ultimate, especially when it has been tried, tested and loved by the Monday Morning Cooking Club’ – Bill Granger

It’s Always About the Food

The unstoppable Monday Morning Cooking Club sisterhood returns with a stunning third book containing heirloom recipes and new classics. It’s Always About The Food is the result of a global search for the most-loved dishes that have been delighting family and friends for years and have nurtured communities from Cardiff to Nova Scotia to New York, from Sydney to Johannesburg to Jerusalem.

Honouring and sharing stories of immigration and survival, joy and sorrow, family and connection, it is a deliciously rich, generous and story-filled book, reflecting the Jewish community’s love for food and cooking, and the importance of the family table. This book is all about the food, the flavours and the most sought-after family recipes, not from a restaurant or a test kitchen, but from the very heart of the home.

Catherine Milne, HarperCollinsPublishers Australia

Daniel New
Alan Benson
David Morgan

Publication Date 1 April 2017
Price $49.95
318 pages, hardcover, 240mm x 210mm portrait

The Feast Goes On

A generous, warm-hearted book, The Feast Goes On features the best-loved and most delicious recipes and stories from the heart and soul of the Jewish community right across Australia. Created by the same six women – the ‘sisterhood’ – of the bestselling Monday Morning Cooking Club cookbook, it speaks of a community drawn together by food, telling intimate and moving stories of sharing and survival, love and hope, friendship and family.

From precious family recipes that have been lovingly handed down the generations, right through to new classics that will become instant family favourites, The Feast Goes On contains over 100 recipes to suit every occasion. From everyday eating to feasting, light lunches to fressing, comfort food to traditional dishes, this is a cookbook of rich, wonderful ideas and flavours to nurture, nourish and inspire. The Feast Goes On will feed you, body and soul.

Catherine Milne, Harper Collins Publishers Australia
Tania Gomes
Alan Benson
David Morgan

Publication Date 1 April 2014
Price $49.95
304 pages, hardcover, 240mm x 210mm portrait

Monday Morning Cooking Club – The Food, The Stories, The Sisterhood

For five years, we made and tasted hundreds of dishes from which we handpicked our favourites for inclusion in our first book. The book has over 100 culturally diverse recipes, from more than 60 cooks, each of which has been truly tested and refined.

Each recipe begins with a short story of the cook and their history of the dish. These simple stories, interweaved with the amazing recipes, narrate the rich and personal history of far-flung communities and families who find a deep connection through food, and the memory of generations that have gone before.

First edition  2011 (hardcover, OUT OF PRINT) Caroline Lowry, Hardie Grant  
Second edition 2013 (softcover) Catherine Milne, HarperCollins Publishers Australia
Future Classic (Jay Ryves)
Alan Benson
Sarah O’Brien
Kim Rowney

Softcover Publication Date: March 2013
Price: $39.95
272 pages, softcover, 240mm x 210mm portrait

Original Girls


(From left to right) Merelyn Chalmers, Jacqui Israel, Lisa Goldberg, Lauren Fink, Natanya Eskin, Paula Horwitz

We are passionate cooks and nurturing women, with varied backgrounds in law, business, teaching, marketing, public relations and administration.

We first met through Sydney’s Jewish community, where our shared excitement for this project brought us together and cemented a lasting bond.

(Photograph by Sahlan Hayes for the SMH, 2008)


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