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It’s no secret how much we love food at Hardie Grant Books, and this new year we are thrilled to introduce you to cookbooks from an incredible line-up of diverse, trailblazing women working across the food industry.

These books don’t just brim with delicious dishes but share the inventive ideas and cultural knowledge of their creators, from the bold simplicity of native ingredients to the freshness of traditional cooking methods and flavours steeped in history.

Cook and connect. These are the books for Australian kitchens today.


Mabu Mabu: An Australian Kitchen Cookbook by Nornie Bero

Available Now
ISBN: 9781743797280

It’s not hard to incorporate native ingredients into your everyday cooking. In fact, it’s fantastically easy to do. Torres Strait Islander chef Nornie Bero takes us to the bright and colourful heart of Australian flavours with Mabu Mabu. This is a must-have book for the contemporary cook.

Watch Nornie Bero discuss Mabu Mabu


Lanka Food: Serendipity & Spice by O Tama Carey

Available: 30 March
ISBN: 9781743797259

Lanka is Sanskrit for island, and in Tamil means ‘that which glitters’. In Lanka Food, O Tama Carey (owner of Sydney-based Lankan Filling Station) shares the diverse foundations and stories of the Sri Lankan food from her youth and heritage. This stunning cookbook, filled with an abundance of heart and spice, is a wonderful guide and essential new companion to a distinct cuisine that defies simple definition.


Cinnamon and Salt: Cicchetti in Venice by Emiko Davies

Available: 30 March
ISBN: 9781743797310

Drift across Venice through its beloved cicchetti – the city’s own distinct, delicious and casual version of hors d’oeuvres. Beloved food writer Emiko Davies, known for her beautiful Italian cookbooks, awes again with Cinnamon and Salt, featuring more than 60 classic and modern recipes drawn from Venice’s rich multicultural history.


Paon: Real Balinese Cooking by Tjok Maya Kerthyasa and I Wayan Kresna Yasa

Available: 4 May
ISBN: 9781743797532

Direct from the traditional home kitchens of Bali, Paon is a cookbook of true Balinese food and recipes. Journey from field to sea as this book shines an authentic light on the depth and diversity of Balinese cuisine, with insight into food and worship, sacred fare, and zero-waste cooking.

Watch Tjok Maya Kerthyasa and I Wayan Kresna Yasa discuss Paon



[Draft cover of From Scratch]

From Scratch by Fiona Weir Walmsley

Available: 6 July
ISBN: 9781743798072

Fiona Weir Walmsley knows that there is joy in making things from scratch and in her debut cookbook she shows us just how straightforward it can be – no matter your busy schedule! From dairy products to dips and crackers, you’ll soon discover the deep satisfaction of making everything yourself.

Listen to Fiona Weir Walmsley chat about life on Buena Vista Farm


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