Reviews, Mentions, Press

Reviews and media from Around the World

‘It’s Always About the Food’

Good Food AU, Recipes for a Sweet Jewish New Year, 17 September 2017

The Nosher (USA), ‘How These Australian Jewish Women Started a Food Sisterhood‘, 7 September 2017

Jewish News Online (UK), ‘Monday Morning Cooking Club Rustle Up New Recipes’, 10 August 2017

ABC. ‘How a Morning Cooking Club is Preserving Jewish Culture‘, 7 August 2017

Jewish Food Experience (USA), ‘A Snapshot of Cooking in Diaspora’, 9 July 2017

Jewish Telegraph (UK), ‘Sydney Women Love Mondays’, 7 July 2017

ABC Radio, ‘Heirloom Recipes from the Jewish Diaspora’, 18 June 2017

Readings Books, ‘Our Favourite Picks for Mother’s Day‘, 10 May 2017

My Food Blog, ‘Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Women from the Monday Morning Cooking Club’, 9 May 2017

Australian Womens Weekly, ‘A Mother’s Love’, 1 May 2017

Life, Loves and Liz, ‘Fave Things Friday #8…The Early Mother’s Day edition‘, 28 April 2017

New Idea, ‘Kitchen Notes’, 27 April 2017

The Mercury, ‘Elaine Reeves: Mother’s Day, Perfect Time to Get in the Good Books‘, 25 April 2017

Australian Independent Bookseller (Indies), ‘Inspired Living‘, 24 April 2017

Sydney Morning Herald, ‘Book Charts: The Top 10 Food and Drink Bestsellers‘ (# 7!) , 23 April 2017

The Australian Magazine, ‘Guest Chef: Jacqui Israel‘, 22 April 2017

Readings Monthly Catalogue, ‘Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day‘, April 2017

Better Reading, ‘Delicious… it’s The Monday Morning Cooking Club!‘, 11 April 2017

Super Food Ideas, It’s Always About The Food‘, 3 April 2017

Sydney Morning Herald, ‘My Day on a Plate: Lisa Goldberg‘ 2 April 2017

Sunday Telegraph, It’s Always About The Food‘, 2 April 2017

Australian Jewish News, ‘Recipes from the Heart‘, 7 April 2017

My Bookshop by Corrie Perkins, ‘6 New Cookbooks for Easter‘, 8 April 2017

Build House Home, ‘It’s always About the Food… By Monday Morning Cooking Club‘, 30 March 2017

Readings Books, ‘We Test Out Recipes From The Monday Morning Cooking Club‘, 24 March 2017

VisitVineyards, ‘It’s Always About the Food by the Monday Morning Cooking Club‘ 10 March 2017 

SBS Online, ‘Every Monday, it’s all still about the friendship‘, 8 March 2017

The Book Trailer. 1 March 2017

Launches & Appearances

  • Book launches in Sydney (Lesley McKay bookshop and 2 others), Melbourne (3 launches), Brisbane and Byron Bay (Mary Martin bookshop).
  • Cooking demonstrations in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney.
  • Appearance on Food Safari ‘Jewish Episode’ 2009
  • In-store cooking at David Jones Bondi and St Ives Shopping Village.
  • Cooking classes at Accoutrement (Sydney) and Luscious Affairs (Melbourne), as well as many private classes for charities, Young Presidents Organisation (YPO Melbourne and Sydney) and World Presidents Organisation (WPO – Sydney)
  • Appearances on The Circle, Channel 10, August 2011 and April 2012
  • Interviews on 2UE (Tim Webster), 702 abc Sydney (James Valentine), 720 abc Perth (Russell Wolf), 99.3 FM Northside Broadcasting (Jane Arakawa)
  • Cooking demonstration at Westfield Bondi 2012
  • Food in Focus, 28 April 2012, with Natascha Moy on Eastside FM, Sydney

‘The Feast Goes On’

Acts of Kitchen, ‘Monday Morning Cooking Club’, 30 October 2016

The Weiser Kitchen (U.S.A), The Feast Goes On by the Monday Morning Cooking Club, 30 August 2015

Journal Sentinel (U.S.A), ‘Cookbook Harkens Back to Days of Community Recipes’ 29 July 2015

Good Weekend (Fairfax) ‘Their Kitchen Rules’ by Caroline Baum, 28 Feb 2015

Inside Out magazine, ‘Sense of Community‘, 4 page excerpt, July 2014

50 Something magazine, ‘The Sisterhood’, June/July 2014

New Idea magazine, 28 July 2014

Kitchen Spy‘, Good Food, SMH and The Age, 1 July 2014

Real Living, ‘Chocolate Orange Cake’,  June (maybe) 2014

InStyle, Cook the Books, June 2104

Herald Sun (Melb) Home, ‘Culture Club’ 7 June 2014

Interview with Caroline Baum, 23 May 2014 for Booktopia

Cuisine Magazine, New Zealand, May 2014 issue, excerpt of ‘The Feast Goes On’

Australian Gourmet Traveller, May 2014 issue, Best Gifts for Mothers Day

Delicious Magazine Australia, ‘A Moveable Feast‘ May 2014 (excerpt)

Review in The Age Good Food, 6 May 2014 ‘Pleasures of Eating’ (Jane Holroyd)

Good Food, Pleasures of Eating, Online, 6 May 2014

Kate Legge, The Australian Weekend A Plus ‘The Feast Goes On’, 19 April 2014

Lisa Goldberg in ‘Quick Bite’, Daily Telegraph 13 April 2014

Ten Terrifying Questions, Booktopia 10 April 2014

Australian Jewish News, 28 March 2014, Book Writeup.

Online writeups, interviews, posts, recipe sharing

ABC Sydney, Fabulous Rolled Pastry, December 2014

The Secret Ingredient, Thanksgiving with the MMCC, November 2014

Leite’s Culinaria, MMCC Turkey, November 2014

In, Cozy Up For Fall, September 2014

Australian Jewish News, All Set for Shabbat, October 2014

Houston Chronicle, Chocolate Ambassador, October 2014, Mushroom and Courgette Roll, October 2014

Eat Your Books, 5000th book indexed ‘The Feast Goes On’

The Food Mentalist, Monday Morning Cooking Club, October 2014

Food and Wine Magazine (U.S), Honey Chiffon Cake, September 2014

Countless Voices (interview), September 2014

Kitchen Gadgets for Cooking, September 2014

Cooking with Ideas, September 2014

Hadassah Magazine, Bumper Crop of Apple Desserts, September 2014

The JC.Com, More Feasts for Fressers, August 2014

ABC Sydney (Linda Mottram), Thoughts on Pastry, July 2014

Cooking up the Pantry, July 2014

ABC Queensland, Cooking the Books, July 2014

Good Food, A Cold Weather Feast from the MMCC, May 2014

Bizzy Lizzy’s Good Things, 20 May 2014

Cabbage Rolls, The Australian, 19 April 2014

Corrie Sebire, Retro Mummy 16 April 2014

In My Kitchen. 84th and 3rd, 10 April 2014

Digital Media

Cook Republic, Books review and cookbook giveaway, 24 August 2012

Northside News, 8 August 2012

The Weekly Review, 21 May 2012

Bizzy Lizzy’s Good Things, 28 April 2012

Nigella LawsonKitchen Witter on Lamingtons, 24 April 2012

The West Australian Digital media and video interview, 13 January 2012

Cooking the Books with Kelly-Jane4 December 2011

Vintage Macaroon, 26th September 2001

Nigella Lawson Kitchen Writer 9th & 11th of August 2011

Real Living Blog, August 2011

The Melbourne Weekly Review, 18 July 2011 May 2011feature article by Lisa Wolff.

Corrie Sebire – RetroMummy May 2011


Dayle Moses of Green Been Food, writes about the Brisbane MMCC Launch, May 2011

Mish Delish, 15 May 2011, Cookbook review

the food the stories the sisterhood’

J.C.Com, Cinnamon Apple Pie, October 2014

J.C.Com, Egg and Onion, October 2014

Jewish News (UK), We love Mondays!, July 2014

Cooking with Ideas, June 2014

The J.C.Com, Why These Cooks Love Mondays, February 2014

The Secret ingredient, Buche de Chocolate, December 2013

Australia’s Best Carrot Cake, Good Food, November 2013

Oman Observer, November 2013

Mitchell-James, A Book and a Bowl of Borscht, November 2013

Reuters, World Chefs: New Cookbook Celebrates Food from Sydney Diaspora, October 2013

The Jewish Journal, September 2013

Tablet Magazine, Wizards of Oz, October 2013

Phenomenon, Palascinta and Book Giveaway, September 2013

Tori Avey, Bienenstich Bars: The Shiksa, September 2013

Hadassah Magazine, Pure Cozy Joy, September 2013

Merelyn Chalmers Turns Passion into Fashion, J-Wire, November 2012

Sydney Morning Herald, Good Food, Short Black ‘Mums’ Early Start’ 30 April 2013

Sydney Morning Herald, Good Living, ‘Rise to the Occasion‘, 26 June 2012

The Weekly Review, Melbourne, by Corrie Perkin, 21 May 2012.

Central Synagogue Pesach Journal, 1 April 2012, ‘My Seder, then and now’

Belle Magazine, ‘Hot Right Now – Michael Reid’

Scoop magazine, March 2012

J-Junction ‘Cooking for Love’, interview with Lisa, 23 February 2012

Accoutrement Cooking School, Sydney, 2012

Sydney Morning Herald, Good Living 13 December 2011, Top 10 cookbook gifts for 2011 ‘A feast for the eyes and mind

Vacations and Travel Magazine ‘Armchair Travel’ October 2011

The Australian Jewish News ‘Kosher Living’, October 2011

Australian Gourmet Traveller, September 2011 ‘Shortlist’

Feast Magazine (Issue 2), 8 page feature on ‘Celebrate Shabbat’, September 2011

Australian Jewish News, 30 September ‘Three treats better than one’

Sydney Morning Herald Good Living ‘Short Black’, 16 August 2011

The Agrarian Kitchen newsletter 31st July 2011

The Australian Magazine, ‘My Kitchen Rules’

The Weekly Review, Melbourne, by Corrie Perkin, 7 July 2011

Real Living magazine, July 2011

House and Garden, July 2011 ‘Cook’s Book’

The Circle, Channel 10, ‘Life Changing Apple Pie’

Five page book extract in Australian Womens’ Weekly, June 2011

New Idea, June 2011

Masterchef Magazine, May 2011 ‘Circle of Friends’

The Australian ‘Wish’, May 2011

The West Australian, 26 April 2011, Recipe of the Day by Margaret Johnson

Delicious Magazine April 2011

The West Australian, April 2011, Fresh Food News

Australian Jewish News, 1 April 2011, book launch article and pictures

Sydney Morning Herald, 29 March 2011, feature article in Good Living ‘The book of love’

Sydney Morning Herald, 29 March 2011, Front Cover picture

Australian Jewish News, 4 March 2011, feature article ‘A recipe for inspiration’

Accoutrement Cooking School Sydney 2011

Australian Jewish News, November 2010, 5 page feature article

Sydney Morning Herald Good Living 16 December 2008 – 2 page feature article