food & Wine

Wed, 8 May, 2019Courtney Allan

Neil Perry’s secret to cooking restaurant quality meals from the comfort of your home

Neil Perry’s secret to cooking restaurant quality meals from the comfort of your home

Iconic Australian chef Neil Perry appeared on the Today show to explain how good cooking doesn’t necessarily mean that it needs to be complicated or time-consuming to end up with a fantastic final result.

He’s launching The Good Food Cookbook, where a group of high profile celebrity chefs have come together to show punters just how easy it is to cook these stand out dishes in the comfort of their own homes.

“Some of the best recipe writers in the country have gotten together and collaborated on great simple food to cook at home” Neil said.

“We all know that restaurants are one thing but cooking from needs to be simple and fast. Also, interesting and delicious.”

The cookbook aims to give hope to everyday cooks and for them to gain the confidence to dive into more complicated gourmet recipes.
It also aims to provide home chefs with a base for experimenting with a restaurant standard dish.

“We want people to cook our recipes in kitchens. The worst thing for any of us is to have those recipes printed, and know that no one is going to try it”

“The joy is the great feedback you get. When people say, I loved that one, I go back to it all the time. That’s why we write these recipes”.

The book features over 100 recipes and features a range of easy weeknight dishes to the more complicated Neil Perry dish, which is spicy braised lamb with apricots, pistachios and roast pumpkin.

The chapters are easily labelled for those who are looking for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free recipes.