Dinner in a Basket: Judith Cullen Cooks from the Market
Subject: Food & Wine
Format: Paperback with gatefolds
JUDITH CULLEN goes to market! From Nelson and Blenheim, from the Hawkes Bay to Central Otago, from Parnell to Wellington, Judith Cullen has visited the most popular ‘new-old’ alternatives to the supermarket. Drawing from her travels, Judith has created an abundant and vibrant cookbook that embodies everything the outdoor markets have on offer.
With her ‘shop locally, cook seasonally’ mantra, Judith Cullen trawls through colourful, eclectic, high quality markets, meeting the producers face to face and tracking down the finest fresh produce. In Dinner in a Basket, she takes us on a foodie’s journey, introducing each region’s finest produce, and providing a tantalizing array of delicious recipes. As with her first highly successful cookbook, Judith Cullen’s Cooking Classes, Judith encourages food-lovers and family chefs to build up their menus around what is readily available at each turn of the season.
This cookbook covers six food-producing regions with an introduction to each and its markets, along with luscious and inspiring recipes that focus on the ‘in-season’, local produce as well as the cheeses, olive oils and other locally produced culinary delights. The recipes vary from Tunisian fish tajine, to Spring roasted yams with feta and bacon, from Zucchini soup with Soba noodle salad, to chocolate fig and walnut cake. Judith’s recipes incorporate flavours from around the world but emphasis is always on the freshness, the taste and the essence of the ingredients.
Sumptuously illustrated throughout with photographs from award-winning photographer Bill Nichol.
‘If food is your passion, this book is for you.’ - The Word, 2008