This recipe is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser at Christmas gatherings.
Tip: Store any leftover ginger and lemongrass in a sealed plastic container in the freezer till you need to use it again.

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Tis the season of celebrations & cooking

It’s the season for celebrations, and above all else that means: cooking up a storm. Fortunately, two of our best-known champions of local and homemade foods have released brand new cookbooks this year that will help you make every summer meal a celebration, found at Dymocks Bookshop at Collins243.

Karen Martini’s Cook includes traditional ‘winning dishes’, like shepherd’s pie or braised lamb shoulder, as well as less well-known specialities like coconut butter pandan cake.These are Martini’s favourite recipes, inspired by her Tunisian – French heritage. Covering all the basics of sauces and baking methods, as well fabulous dishes with easy suggestions to alter and customise them to your own tastes, it has something for everyone.

The First Nations Food Companion by Damien Coulthard and Rebecca Sullivanis is the long-awaited guide to the first foods of this continent, the book explores each of the ingredients with an Indigenous cultural lens, and provides supremely delicious and innovative ways to use them inside our own homes. A must-try? Macadamia butter, quandong and Davidson’s plum iced vovos. Say no more.