Magazine to add to MasterChef overload

For those in Australia, you will certainly know about the new Masterchef TV series on channel ten.  If you have not had enough of the show, you can also now buy the MasterChef Magazine. The magazine celebrates food and the joy of cooking at home, while providing recipes, hints, tips and tricks that are so clear and easy to follow. It is aimed at a broad demographic – from children to adults, male and female; from beginners to keen cooks. The glossy will be published 11 times a year, with a combined December-January edition, and at a low price on $4.95. The magazine promises to show readers how to “become a MasterChef at home”, and no doubt will become popular like everything else masterchef at the moment.

Jamie’s America

Jamie's America CookbookJamies Oliver’s latest recipe book is called Jamie’s America,  following his trip across the states in 2009. There was also a TV show called Jamie’s American Roadtrip based on the same trip.

Jamie used this trip to explore places, ingredients, food culture and traditions of the USA. He said he”went looking for ‘quintessential American food’, my conclusion is that there is no such thing; instead there’s a huge wealth of seriously exciting dishes.”

After the trip, he said that he “found what I was looking for: some of the most diverse and delicious recipes I’ve ever come across”. There are 120 of these recipes in this book, with stories about his adventures and some of the characters he met along the way.

You can see more details and buy Jamie’s America on Amazon.

Masterchef Australia CookBook Volume 1

book-masterchef-v1MasterChef Australia, based on the British version of the show, was a TV sensation last year. While the winner Julie Goodwin was awarded the prize of publishing her own cookbook, the show itself has produced one first, Masterchef CookBook Volume 1.

The book includes some of the amazing recipes you watched them cook. The Top Twenty contestants share recipes they created on the show, and also recipes from guest chefs such as Adrian Zumbo’s croquembouche, pannacotta, and  mousse cake. Other highlights are Chris’s controversial roast pig head and his creamy ‘beeramisu’, and Lucas’s Singapore chilli mud crab. The contestants also share behind-the-scenes stories and culinary tips and tricks, and there are sections on pantry basics, kitchen equipment, knife skills, and plating up like a professional.

book-masterchef-v1-pageThe book includes recipes from these top Australian and international chefs:

  • Martin Boetz
  • Donovan Cooke
  • Pete Evans
  • Manu Feildel
  • Guy Grossi
  • Alex Herbert
  • Matt Moran and Andrew Honeysett
  • Ben O’Donoghue
  • Adrian Richardson
  • Frank Shek
  • Emmanuel Stroobant
  • Adriano Zumbo