Post Script: All Day Cafe – Stuart McKenzie

All Day Cafe_CVR

All Day Café

Café Style Food At Home

Stuart McKenzie

Murdoch Books

ISBN: 9781743368404

 

Description:

100+ recipes for scrumptious cafe food you can cook at home.

 

A blend of delicious food and urban lifestyle, All Day Café offers more than 100 recipes for sublime café meals you can cook at home. On the menu are easy seasonal ideas for every meal of the day: from Salmon eggs with red onion and dill salsa or French toast with balsamic strawberries for a fresh spring breakfast; Raspberry friands and Cherry pie with Vanilla ice cream for a summer teatime treat; Pulled pork burgers with apple slaw or Mushroom and leek tart for a long autumn lunch; and Pappardelle with beef cheek and gremolata or Scallop, roasted fennel and lemon risotto for winter supper with friends. All dishes are, of course, served with a touch of urban café style!

 

Author bio:

Stuart McKenzie ran a string of successful cafés and restaurants before opening his own café, called South of Johnston, in Melbourne. A passion for interiors gives Stuart a strong sense of design and the confidence to achieve a new kind of café – one that feels more like an extension of the most stylish, vibrant and comfortable living room. His food is fresh, delicious and thoroughly accessible. This is his first book. southofjohnston.com.au

 

My View:

In this book you will discover lots of our old favourites, BLAT, smashed avocado, Bircher muesli, French toast, minestrone soup, chicken noodle soup, lemon tart, terrine, scallops, tomato soup, brownies, pulled pork…and many soon to be new favourites. I love the fresh twist given to some of the classics, the emphasis on fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, the helpful pictures of the finished dish (don’t you think good food photography is a must for a good cook book? I need to have a visual reference when serving /or to see if I have indeed succeeded in reproducing the recipe, and there are some great images).

 

Along with a huge array of easy to make recipes you will discover the secret to making aioli, marinated feta, pesto, dips, dukkah, ( and there is a sweet dukkah which sounds amazing), kasundi ( my all-time favourite sauce/condiment), dressings, relish and so much more.

 

This book has it all and definitely has a place in my kitchen library.

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Eggplant Parmesan

The garden is providing an abundance of eggplant, tomatoes, onions, beans, pumpkins, zucchinis and cucumbers.

This week I will make tomato kasundi and eggplant kasundi to use up some of the excess (  tastes yum too).

Today I made Chef Pasquale’s Eggplant Parmesan. It was easy and taste so good! (but only uses one eggplant) 🙂

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Eggplant a-la-natural

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Eggplant freshly picked.

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The finished product- Eggplant Parmesan .

**See the video for the recipe or leave a comment requesting and I will post the list of ingredients and method.

My Garden is Yellow the Colour of Summer

Summer has just arrived and with it comes the wonderful summer crops I am so looking forward to; tomatoes, pumpkins, zucchini, sweet potato, cucumbers, capsicum…The garden is alive with colour.

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Zucchini with Ants – a study of nature.

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Wildflowers aka weeds

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Tomatoes aka Kasundi, pasta sauce, salads,