ABC, 2012, Softcover, Book Condition: Good, Unstated
This colourful mix of East European, Irish and contemporary Aussie recipes for every occasion, from flamboyant ABC Local Radio foodie Rilka Warbanoff, also tells the story of an emigre's coming of age in 20th-century Australia. 'through this book I hope to share with you the journey that has brought me to this point 50 years after my birth. Many of the recipes that I cook, the ideas, the memories I have about food come from my grandmother through my mother. I am the daughter of a Jewish mother and Christian father ...migrants from Bulgaria ...and nothing gives me greater pleasure than to share my table with friends and family, because food is such an essential component of our lives.' Rilka Warbanoff In this delightful and heartwarming book, ABC Local Radio foodie Rilka Warbanoff takes us back more than 100 years and charts the course of her family's journey from Bulgaria to contemporary Melbourne, through food. through 180 recipes, she shares with us her happy, sad and frequently funny memories of family and food. From watching her mother and grandmother making filo pastry from scratch, to starting school in sixties Adelaide and hiding her salami sandwiches under the front seat of the family car because they were too 'foreign'; from her joyous memories of the beautiful 'name day' cakes her mother would make for her and her twin sister, to the poignant memory of her beloved husband Bill relishing his favourite duck dish in hospital days before he died, Rilka shows how we can map our lives through food and memory, but most of all, she shows us how joyful life can be, when it is celebrated through food, family and friends. All pictures shown are of the actual product offered for sale Trade Paperback. Size: 150mm - 250mm. 335 pages. Edges have a few marks. Covers have some shelf-wear, as well as some bumping to corners and extremities. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Australia; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN/EAN: 9780733329739. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 19872.