Oct 2, 2011

The Butcher who Bakes - Cookbook Review

I have been wanting to write about this for a week or more, but you know how life gets in the way.
On the 19th September my husband (known on this blog as The Butcher) and I, were so honoured to be invited to the book launch of Grace Maiolo (forever after known as The Butcher who Bakes). It was such a lovely night at Friends Restaurant and all of the delicious food we were served was from Grace's delightful cookbook.

Grace is a bit of a local personality from her Cooking with Grace show on 6PR radio and the other great work she does in the industry. She's a fantastic role model for young women - working in a non-traditional trade and standing tall and proud to be a woman in a traditionally men's domain.

All in all the night was a wonderful one and I hope Grace enjoyed it after all her hard work. We were serenaded by the ever charming Peter Harries - who has a place in Perth TV history you can read about here and a place in people's hearts. He wrote a lovely tune for Grace's book launch which is an ear worm I can't stop humming :) See the video by  Stellar Visions. (BTW about 2 and 1/2 mins into the video is me and my butcher putting our two cents worth in -ha ha)

The book is a delightful mixture of recipes from simple to gourmet. There are so many useful tips about choices of meat cuts, knife care and all those hints you can use to keep the kitchen running smoothly. I have also heard that Grace excels at entertaining and she has certainly added many hints and tips about decorating and presentation that are sure to turn all of us into dinner party hosts a la extraordinaire (excuse my French)!
Grace shows hints and short cuts you can take to cook scrumptious meals that look like you are dining at a restaurant but will take you very little time to prepare. Your family will think you've been taking lessons.

The Butcher Who Bakes is written by Grace Maiolo and Published by The Creaticians. Available for purchase online and at selected retailers in Australia.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome, Kat!

    You and teh hubby are stars!

    Woo hoo!


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