The Cook’s Companion by Stephanie Alexander


Food writer, broadcaster and author Caroline Hennessy has been focused on food and writing since editing Ireland’s first food website for RTÉ in 2000. Chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, she established the award-winning Bibliocook: All About Food in 2005, is the author of two books about beer and food and has a column in the Irish Examiner in which she writes about small food producers and the ways in which they develop and maintain a sustainable local food system.

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2 Responses

  1. plum says:

    This has got to be the most used cookbook in our household – and I don’t think I use it particularly for “Australian” type ingredients – I’ll have an extra cabbage and think “what would Stephanie say”? When I’ve finished looking through the new edition, I intend to post a review on my site. Gorgeous though, isn’t it? I don’t know how I managed to resist as long as I did.

  2. Caroline says:

    I only had my copy on loan from the library so had to read the whole thing in a month but you’re right – there’s always the “what would Stephanie suggest?” about different ingredients. I’ve taken down lots of her recipes and ideas for combinations but I keep finding myself remembering random bits of the book – just not well enough to do anything with them! Maybe I’ll have to invest although NZ$150 approx is still fairly pricey!

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