In the second-hand listings on Amazon you can pick up this recipe book, Food for Friends, for under £2. An absolute bargain if you are a lover of great tasting, ‘bistro’ style dishes, easy to prepare that look stunning on the plate.
Published back in 2002 Food for Friends by the Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine is an excellent collection of recipes – from entrees through to desserts that, to me, really encapsulates the summery, fresh, vibrant lifestyle of Australia with a subtle mix of European and Asian influences.
“Kathy Snowball and her gifted team of food writers present a second collection of more than 100 recipes with the unmistakable Australian Gourmet Traveller hallmark.
Food for Friends covers entrées, main courses and desserts for all occasions, from celebrations and dinner parties to barbecues and casual snack meals, with wine notes and menu suggestions accompanying the recipes throughout.”
Example recipes include Poached Quail With Noodles and Spinach, served with a New World Pinot Noir and Caramelised-onion and Leek Tart with Watercress and Walnut Salad, served with a lovely delicate rosé or full and rich Pinot Gris.