Stephanie Alexander, one of Australia’s most cherished cooks and food educators, and author of THE COOK’S COMPANION, is back with another instant classic, brimming with tips, techniques and recipes for new foodies.
We are delighted to be hosting her, alongside the City of Joondalup Libraries, as part of our Books at Bars series to celebrate her brand new cookery book!
Stephanie will be in conversation at the Currambine Bar so join us with some friends for a glass of wine or beer, nibbles, author talk and book signing.
Tickets are $7 include nibbles and food platters. The event starts at 6.00pm, with a 6.30pm start for the in-conversation. The Cook’s Apprentice and other Stephanie Alexander titles will be available for purchase and signing.
THE COOK'S APPRENTICE
The Cook’s Apprentice is the essential teaching cookbook for anyone just starting out in the kitchen, whether children, teens, adults leaving home for the first time, or anyone learning to cook. Where The Cook’s Companion taught us about produce in Australia, The Cook’s Apprentice has an emphasis on techniques – the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of cooking – and is packed with advice to ensure new foodies are relaxed and confident in the kitchen.
In The Cook’s Apprentice, Stephanie introduces the new foodie to everything they need to know about the kitchen, from utensils and how to use them, how to handle chilli, using a mortar and pestle, how to whisk eggs into soft peaks, to why it’s important to rest meat, how to test if a cake is properly cooked, and removing stones from olives. Stephanie also explains measurements, weights and volume, and even how to pronounce tricky ingredients.