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Where to buy cookbooks in Australia


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It seems to me the entire australia cookbook market is devoted to rather inspid collections of recipes accompanied with gorgeous pictures. Where can I get some of the classic books that delve more into the fundamentals of cooking.

Things like:

Joy of Cooking

Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Jacques Pepin's Complete Techniques

Larousse Gastronomique

On Food & Cooking

PS: I am a guy.

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It seems to me the entire australia cookbook market is devoted to rather inspid collections of recipes accompanied with gorgeous pictures. Where can I get some of the classic books that delve more into the fundamentals of cooking.

Things like:

Joy of Cooking

Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Jacques Pepin's Complete Techniques

Larousse Gastronomique

On Food & Cooking

Totally agree with you Shalmanese. And you too Vue!!...

BFC in Collingwood is a lifesaver! They also offer a trade discount, or at least used to when I was working, of 10%.

The Larousse you can probably buy on sale at one of the big stores (cheaper!). Carlton's Borders has it.

The Pepin is definitely there, as are the others. I think you're talking about McGee as well right? They should have it otherwise, they'll get it. The website's cool, but do go there. They're great people, and very very helpful!

Good luck!

"Coffee and cigarettes... the breakfast of champions!"

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With a place like Books for Cooks, why search anywhere else? I mean, Hill of Content... um, really, please, I'd rather go to Borders...

...on second thought, nah... Readings first, then HoC...

"Coffee and cigarettes... the breakfast of champions!"

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What do you have against Hill of Content?

As for Borders, I did buy a cookbook from there once, and yes, I did feel dirty for doing so. However, there were special circumstances. I had spent a year trying to track down Christine Manfield's "Paramount Desserts", and nobody had it as it was out of print. For some reason, I went into Borders and I found a copy - so I got it. I even managed to get them to give me a discount as the cover had a bit of dirt on it.

About six months later, the book was re-released in paperback.

Daniel Chan aka "Shinboners"
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Nothing against it.

Just that there is a specialist cookbook store in town, and that should be exploited. Well, okay, not in town, but close enough, I mean, 5 mins on the 86 tram on Bourke.

HoC is a nice book store. Bourdain even did a signing there about 5 years or so ago.

Happy Monday.

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