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
Publication Date 1 April 2017
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.
Publication Date 1 April 2014
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)
Softcover Publication Date: March 2013
272 pages, softcover, 240mm x 210mm portrait
(From left to right) Merelyn Chalmers, Jacqui Israel, Lisa Goldberg, Lauren Fink, Natanya Eskin, Paula Horwitz
(Photograph by Sahlan Hayes for the SMH, 2008)
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.