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  • TULUM : Modern Turkish Cuisine
    TULUM : Modern Turkish Cuisine
    UYSAL COSKUN
    ISBN: 9781925556483
    Title: TULUM : Modern Turkish Cuisine
    Author: UYSAL COSKUN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Tulum a much acclaimed modern Turkish restaurant in Melbourne, awarded in 2018 its first Chefs Hat by the Melbourne Good Food Guide, is the creation of one of Australia's most exciting new chefs, Coskun Uysal.

    With 7 chapters representing the 7 diverse regions of Turkey, each with their own seasonal ingredients, this handsome cookbook captures the essence of Tulum's delicious modern Turkish cuisine. Every 3 months Tulum's menu moves to a different region of Turkey, and now this book allows the home cook to create delicious simple yet refined dishes for all of the 7 regions.

    Tulum takes traditional, usually Anatolian, recipes and gives them contemporary twists using modern techniques. Coskun's Australian diners can now appreciate the varieties and rich traditions of Turkish cuisine, which is a far cry from its old image of dips and kebabs.

    Imprint: Melbourne Books
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • WAY THROUGH THE WOODS : Of Mushrooms and Mourning
    WAY THROUGH THE WOODS : Of Mushrooms and Mourning
    WOON LONG LITT
    ISBN: 9781925713213
    Title: WAY THROUGH THE WOODS : Of Mushrooms and Mourning
    Author: WOON LONG LITT
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'As the world of mushrooms opened up to me I began to see that the path back to life was easier than I had thought. It was simply a matter of gathering delights that flash and sparkle. All I had to do was follow the mushroom trail, even though I still didn't know where it would lead. What would I find in the great unknown that lay ahead of me? What lay beyond those hilltops and mists and turns in the road?'

    When Long Litt Woon loses her husband of 32 years to an unexpected death, she is utterly bereft. An immigrant in his country, in losing the love of her life she has also lost her compass and her passport to society. For a time, she is stuck, aimless, disoriented. It is only when she wanders off deep into the woods with mushroom hunters and is taught there how to see clearly what is all around her, and learn how to make distinctions, take educated risks and hear all the different melodies in Nature's chorus, that she returns to life and to living. And it is mushrooms which guide her back. In this book, she describes how they saved her, and how they might save you.

    Imprint: Scribe Publications
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • WOOLEEN WAY : Renewing an Australian resource
    WOOLEEN WAY : Renewing an Australian resource
    POLLOCK DAVID
    ISBN: 9781925849257
    Title: WOOLEEN WAY : Renewing an Australian resource
    Author: POLLOCK DAVID
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The outback conjures many images that the Australian psyche is built upon. Its grand vistas of sweeping dusty plains and its evocation of a tough pioneering spirit form the foundation of our prosperous culture. But these romantic visions often hide the stark environmental, economic, and social problems that have inadvertently been left in the wake of our collective past.

    Through retelling the struggle of his family amid droughts, financial ruin, depression, and death, David Pollock exposes the modern-day realities of managing a remote outback station. Forced by a sense of moral responsibility, he set out on an uncharted course to restore the 153,000 hectares of degraded leasehold land that he felt he was obliged to manage on behalf of the Australian people. Then, just at the point when that course seemed certain to fail, the project was saved by the generosity and faith of everyday Australians.

    This is an urgent story of political irresponsibility, bureaucratic obstinacy, industrial monopolisation, and, above all, ecological illiteracy in a vast segment of the Australian continent. It is a familiar story of overexploitation. Yet it is also a story of the extraordinary ability of the natural environment to repair itself, given the chance. After over a decade of his hard-won insights, Pollock outlines in The Wooleen Way a specific and comprehensive plan to reverse the ecological damage done to the pastoral resource since European colonisation. He also emphasises the economic and social necessity of carrying it out.

    This is a story with national implications about a way to curb the conquering human spirit so that it aligns with the subtle power of the natural landscape.

    Imprint: Scribe Publications
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
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