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2001 Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation

Eric Schlosser’s book Fast Food Nation:The Dark Side of the All-American Meal explores the global influence of the American fast… Read More

1998 Nigella Lawson publishes How to Eat

If Jamie Oliver was all about energy, Nigella Lawson was all about sensuality. Her first book, How to Eat, had… Read More

1996 Stephanie Alexander’s The Cook’s Companion

tephanie Alexander’s opus, The Cook's Companion, subtitled ‘The complete book of ingredients and recipes for the Australian kitchen’  went on… Read More

1993 Jill Dupleix’s New Food

According to its author, Jill Dupleix, New Food was based on new information and ideas we can all live by,… Read More

1986 The Age Cheap Eats Guide launched

Alan Attwood, the Cheap Eats guide's inaugural editor, writes: ‘Ah, 1986. What a year. Bob Hawke was prime minister of… Read More

1986 Margaret Fulton’s Asian cookbook

Margaret Fulton's Asian cookbook the 'Encyclopedia of Asian and Oriental Cookery' encouraged families to pick up the chopsticks and try… Read More

1984 First Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide

The first Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide, edited by Leo Schofield, David Dale and Jenna Price, began with The… Read More

1982 Michael Symons publishes One Continuous Picnic

The first edition of One Continuous Picnic: A History of Australian Eating propounded the idea that Australian cuisine developed from… Read More

1980 Women’s Weekly Birthday Cake Book

The Australian Women's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake Book has become the bible for achievement-oriented mums who want to make that… Read More

1979 The Pritikin Program For Diet And Exercise

American nutritionist Nathan Pritikin’s book,  The Pritikin Program For Diet And Exercise, spent a year on the New York Times’… Read More

1976 Don Dunstan’s Cookbook published

One of the few politicians to publish a cookbook , the Premier of South Australia favoured an eclectic and informal… Read More

1972 Atkins diet

Introduced in the book Dr Atkins Diet Revolution, the Atkins diet promised people they could lose weight while eating as… Read More

1972 Be Bold with Bananas

The National Library of Australia has this publication dated at 1972, although other sources are less certain of the date.… Read More

1972 Charmaine Solomon’s first Asian cookbook

Charmaine Solomon is credited with introducing Australia to Asian food.  She was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka, but moved to… Read More

1970 Australian Women’s Weekly Cookbook

The first edition of the classic Australian Women’s Weekly Cookbook was published in 1970, heralding a new era of international cookery… Read More

1968 First Margaret Fulton cookbook

Cookery writer Margaret Fulton was the food editor of Woman's Day magazine when her first cookbook was published by Paul… Read More

1968 Australia’s first restaurant guide

“Galloping Gourmet” and television chef Graham Kerr published Graham Kerr’s Guide to Good Eating in Sydney – Australia's first restaurant… Read More

1963 Robert Carrier’s Great Dishes of the World.

Robert Carrier's Great Dishes Of The World sold over 2 million copies worldwide in 14 languages; and was hailed as… Read More

1961 Mastering the Art of French Cooking first published.

Although this book is largely credited to Julia Child, it was co-authored with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle, whom Child… Read More

1958 Australia’s first barbecue cookbook

Australia's first barbecue cookbook, The Burnt Offering: (how NOT to barbecue), by Winsom A Gilbert, appeared in 1958. Gilbert was… Read More

1949 Aerophos Recipe Book

Issued by the "manufacturers of AEROPHOS food phosphate raising ingredients"  the Aerophos Recipe Book was a fixture in many Australian kitchens… Read More

1948 First Chinese cookery book for Australians

In 1948, Roy Geechoun (otherwise Lee Lock Gee Choun) published a Chinese cookery book written for non-Chinese Australians. It was… Read More

1923 Green and Gold Cookery Book first published.

The Green and Gold Cookery Book  was one of the earliest ‘charity’ cookbooks and was compiled as a fundraising initiative of King's… Read More

1914 Commonsense Cookery Book

The first issue of the Commonsense Cookery Book was produced by the NSW Public School Cookery Teachers Association in 1914 and… Read More

1898 Hannah Maclurcan’s cook book

Hannah Maclurcan achieved considerable fame with her 1898 cookbook Mrs Maclurcan's Cookery Book: A Collection of Practical Recipes, Specially Suitable… Read More

1864 Australia’s first cookbook

The English and Australian Cookery Book. Cookery for the Many, as Well as for the “Upper Ten Thousand”  (London, 1864),… Read More

1861 Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management

This English cook book was equally popular in the British colonies and became a household bible for many Australian households.… Read More

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