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A history of Australian cooking

A history of Australian cooking
29 May

Author Liz Harfull will launch her latest release "Tried, Tested and True" at the Mount Gambier Library on Thursday 7 June 2018 at 7:00pm.
Liz Harfull
Author Liz Harfull will launch her latest release "Tried, Tested and True" at the Mount Gambier Library on Thursday 7 June 2018 at 7:00pm.

“Tried, Tested and True” is a priceless collection of classic recipes as well as untold stories from Australian Community Cookbooks by bestselling author of “The Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook”, Liz Harfull. Liz will launch her latest release at the Mount Gambier Library on Thursday 7 June 2018 at 7:00pm.

Forget celebrity chefs. The books that truly reflect what most Australians cooked and ate at home for decades were put together by people you have never heard of, all in the name of helping others. Community Cookbooks have raised millions of dollars for thousands of charities and causes, ranging from cash-strapped local schools and churches to international movements like the Red Cross.

Tried, Tested and True was inspired by such a Community Cookbook: the 1933 edition of the “Suttontown Recipe Cookbook” which belonged to Liz’s grandmother, therefore it has a sentimental connection to the region.

This book is not just about home cooking. Based on extensive research, Liz combines precious Australian historical stories together with treasured family recipes from over 60 Community Cookbooks.

A feature story in the collection is of one of Mount Gambier’s prominent families, that of Mrs. Jane Clezy. Her recipe was printed in the original 1933 Suttontown Cookbook and along with this, Liz has interviewed Jane’s daughter at length to bring to life a treasured and remarkable local and family history narrative for us to enjoy.

“This book will appeal not just to the household cook, but anyone interested in discovering more about Australian history and unique tales,” Mount Gambier Library Community Engagement Coordinator Kristi Leamey said.

“In Tried, Tested and True you will also learn what the first ANZAC biscuit actually looked like and about the owner of the recipe and what Melbourne society hostesses were cooking in 1958. It also contains rare photographs and vintage advertisements,” said Ms. Leamey.

The public is encouraged to bring in their own cherished Community Cookbook with Liz facilitating a question and answer/sharing discussion.

This is a free community event with bookings required for catering purposes. Telephone (08) 8721 2540 or book online www.mountgambier.sa.gov.au/lib... under “Programs and Events”.

For further information please contact City of Mount Gambier Library Community Engagement Coordinator Kristi Leamey (08) 8721 2540 or kleamey@mountgambier.sa.gov.au

"Tried, Tested and True" by Liz Harfull.
Tried Tested And True Cover
"Tried, Tested and True" by Liz Harfull.