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Murdoch Books to publish ‘Bill Granger Australian Food’ marking 20th anniversary of ‘bills Sydney Food’

Murdoch Books is delighted to announce it will publish Bill Granger’s new cookbook, Bill Granger Australian Food, on 29 September 2020.

In the 20 years since Granger and Murdoch Books published his first book of recipes, bills Sydney Food, the world has fallen in love with the joyfully casual Australian way of eating exemplified in the first street-corner café, bills, which Granger opened 26 years ago as a self-taught cook straight out of art school. Bill Granger has been crowned the ‘Egg Master of Sydney’ (New York Times, 2002), the ‘creator of avocado toast’ (Washington Post, 2016) and ‘the restaurateur most responsible for the Australian café’s global reach’ (The New Yorker, 2018).

Now, from Sydney to Tokyo, London to Seoul, queues form to enjoy ricotta hotcakes (‘Sydney’s most iconic dish’ Good Food, 2019) and corn fritters at his venues, as well as at countless other cafés whose menus pay homage to the first bills. This is today’s bright picture of Australian food—packed with fresh and local produce, invitingly global in its flavours, health-conscious but never restrictive, where one of the main ingredients is sunshine itself. The plates at any of Granger’s 19 bills or Granger & Co restaurants are more sophisticated today, the flavours reflecting decades of global experience and culinary creativity—but the warmth of atmosphere and joy of eating are exactly the same.

‘I’ve always been proud of the sunny, easy-going and generous nature of Australians, and I want my food to reflect this. I’m thrilled to be working with Murdoch Books again to bring this passion project to life,’ said Granger.

‘Bill’s food is sunshine on a plate and this evocative and immersive collection of recipes has all the hallmarks of an instant classic. As you flick through the pages you can almost feel the warm breeze and taste the saltwater as the backdrop of his iconic and boundary-breaking food. I couldn’t be more thrilled that Bill is back,’ said Jane Morrow, Granger’s publisher.

‘Bill Granger is an international superstar and his contribution to the world’s love affair with Australian food and the Australian way of life is nothing short of extraordinary. Murdoch Books was privileged to publish Bill’s very first cookbook, and we’re delighted to be working with him again, at Murdoch Books 2.0. We can’t wait to share Bill Granger Australian Food with the world,’ said Lou Johnson, publishing director, Murdoch Books.

Bill Granger will tour Australia in October 2020. For more information, please contact Carol Warwick on or 02 8425 0184.


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