From the moment you open the gorgeous gate fold cover you are instantly transported to the lush surrounds of the Byron coastline and if you hold the book close to your ear i swear you can hear the ocean. Filled with delicious easy to prepare recipes there's something in there for for everyone from the amateur cook looking to impress at a beachside picnic or BBQ and the adventurous cook who loves to try exotic new flavours like the native lemon myrtle or green papaya. Steven's stories and observations in between the recipes make this more than just a straight stand & stir cookbook and would make perfect Sunday reading as you find inspiration for the nights meal, on more than one occasion we found ourselves smiling and chuckling to ourselves and contemplating moving to Byron ASAP. Our favourite recipes are the Seafood tagine, lamb koftas and native spiced prawn skewers that would be perfect on their own with a cold beer as you watched the sun set after a fun day at the beach with friends or family.
We think it would make the perfect gift for any FOOD loving friends who live overseas and would like to try some beautiful Australian styled cooking or anyone that has ever visited the region and enjoys the seaside.
Steven Snow is an renowned Australian chef. He started Fins Seafood Restaurant in Brunswick Heads before moving it to Byron Bay’s Beach Hotel. Fins at Byron was awarded Best Country Restaurant for three consecutive years by The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide. Fins relocated to beachfront Salt Village, in South Kingscliff, northern NSW, in 2007, where it is again receiving wide acclaim. The Sydney Morning Herald said in a review in November 2007 that ‘Steve Snow’s quixotic seafood dishes are worth travelling for’. Steve has worked in kitchens throughout Portugal, Indonesia, France, Vietnam and Vanuatu as well as in Fiji. Steve Snow has been selected amongst the ‘Best of the Best’ Australian chefs every year since 2003.
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BYRON: COOKING AND EATING
AUTHOR: Steven Snow
Published September 2008
256 pages, Hardcover with French-fold jacket
266 x 255mm
AU$69.95 (UK £25.00)