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Gary Mehigan is a Melbourne-based restaurateur with over thirty-five years’ experience as a chef. He started his career in London, then moved to Melbourne in 1991 where he worked in a number of prominent restaurants, including Browns, Burnham Beeches Country House, and Hotel Sofitel. He opened Fenix Restaurant in 2000, followed by Maribyrnong Boathouse in 2003, and set up Big Kitchen Events in 2013. Gary’s role as co-judge on MasterChef Australia and Junior MasterChef Australia has made him a household name across the country. He is also the author of Lantern Cookery Classics: Gary Mehigan, Comfort Food and Gary Mehigan Favourites, and co-author, with George Calombaris, of Your Place or Mine? and Cook with Us. An obsessive traveller, Gary finds inspiration for many of his recipes in the places he visits, and he also hosts a popular podcast about food and life called A Plate to Call Home.

Books by Gary Mehigan

Good Food Every Day

The essential collection of Gary’s favourite home recipes, for down-to-earth and delicious cooking that’s achievable any day of the week.

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Good Food Every Day by Gary Mehigan

The essential collection of Gary’s favourite home recipes, for down-to-earth and delicious cooking that’s achievable any day of the week. Gary Mehigan is an all-round excellent chef who loves cooking at home for his family and sharing a meal together around the table. With thirty-five years’ experience and deep expertise with food, one thing has always remained true: Gary’s genuine passion for making and eating good food, every day. In this approachable book, Gary brings us into his own kitchen and shares the tried and tested and most loved recipes he’s been serving with confidence for many years – regular, down-to-earth meals that he comes back to again and again. In essence, it’s a homely translation of his professional notes – ‘Gary’s golden rules’, as he likes to call them! Whether you’re someone who cooks regularly and needs a go-to book of reliable inspiration, or you’re building your confidence and looking to learn new culinary skills, Good Food Every Day is the only book you’ll need on the countertop beside you. With common-sense instructions and plenty of tips on tweaks and techniques, this is the ultimate collection of Gary’s definitive everyday recipes for great home cooking that’s right every time. Buy the book here: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/good-food-every-day-9781760899073

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Gary Mehigan Good Food Every Day: Basil Pesto Recipe

Try this Basil Pesto recipe from his new book, Good Food Every Day. The essential collection of Gary’s favourite home recipes, for down-to-earth and delicious cooking that’s achievable any day of the week.