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The Cook's Companion has established itself as the kitchen 'bible' in over 500,000 homes since it was first published in 1996. In 2004, Stephanie Alexander added over 300 new recipes as well as 12 new chapters in an updated edition. This latest revision includes two major new chapters, two expanded chapters, 70 new recipes and a complete revision of the text to reflect changes in the marketplace and new regulations.

The Cook's Companion has established itself as the kitchen 'bible' in over 500,000 homes since it was first published in 1996. This 2014 revision includes two major new chapters, two expanded chapters, 70 new recipes and a complete revision of the text to reflect changes in the marketplace and new regulations. Stephanie believes that good food is essential to living well: her book is for everyone, every day. She has invaluable information about ingredients, cooking techniques and kitchen equipment, along with inspiration, advice and encouragement and close to 1000 failsafe recipes. 
 

Reviews

'Anyone who cooks - or eats - needs this book in their home.' Nigella Lawson, 2014

PRH, PRH

'Of all the many cookery books that exist, there are only really a handful which are truly a must-have - The Cook's Companion is one of them.' Jamie Oliver, 2014

PRH, PRH

'It is a rare fit that all cookery writers strive to achieve: writing the definitive book on a single subject. Stephanie Alexander did the impossible and wrote the definitive book on all subjects.' Yotam Ottolenghi, 2014

PRH, PRH

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9781920989002

    October 4, 2004

    Lantern Australia

    1192 pages

    RRP $154.00

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Recipe
Roasted Christmas Turkey Roll

Try this free recipe from Stephanie Alexander’s The Cook's Companion.

Recipe
Christmas Cake from Margaret

Try this free recipe from The Cook's Companion by Stephanie Alexander.

Recipe
Glaze for Baked Ham

Try Stephanie Alexander’s Baked Ham Glaze from The Cook's Companion.

Awards and Recognition

  • FAW Award
    1996
    Special Mention
    Miscellaneous
  • Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
    2004
    Winner
    Best Food Book
  • World Food Media Awards
    2005
    Winner
    Best Hard Cover Recipe Book (under 35 Euro)

Also by Stephanie Alexander

The Cook's Table
Kitchen Garden Companion: Growing
Kitchen Garden Cooking with Kids, Second Edition
A Cook's Life

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The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
Deja Food
The Roasting Tin
Carneval