I am a 40 something husband and father of two who lives in Melbourne. I have always loved food, and wine for that matter, but it was during my first stint in Melbourne in the early 90s that a friend opened my eyes to the Vic Market and cooking. I’ve been hooked ever since. Since moving back to Melbourne 15 years ago I’ve been on a food journey that has encompassed many fine restaurants, being entertained by friends and my own efforts in the kitchen.
Along the way I have gathered quite a collection of cookbooks (often quite impulsively) that don’t get the attention they should. While this is a situation that may never be adequately resolved, this year I am going to attempt to cook at least one new recipe from each of them. As I write this that means 227 new dishes, a number which will undoubtedly rise during the year.
These pages are devoted to never again hearing “You’ve never cooked anything out of that!”