May titles for Murdoch Books

We are very excited to have some wonderful books publishing this month. Here's a summary of the beautiful books that are now available in book shops and online retailers.

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Quick. Easy. Healthy by Callum Hann and Themis Chryssidis 
This delicious book contains over 70 simple, quick, achievable recipes for fresh, healthy and flavoursome food from a qualified nutritionist and dietician. And best of all, it gives people what they want. Good, healthy food with limited effort. Achievable food that people are happy to serve to their family on any given weeknight. Best of all, this book is 'anti-diet'. Rather than providing a list of strict, unsustainable rules, the authors focus on encouraging and enabling people to enjoy simple good food every day and to develop healthy cooking and eating habits--to take control of their health and that of their family. Dine on Chorizo, chickpea and olive tagine, Mushroom and broccolini pad thai and Chicken ratatouille with rocket pesto, treat your sweet tooth to Raspberry yoghurt parfait with blueberries and peaches and Instant Banana Ice Cream. All of the recipes contain a nutritional break down, so you know exactly what you're putting into your body, down to the very last calorie.

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In the Kitchen by Simmone Logue
In this divine book, author Simmone Logue brings you 120 fresh, contemporary recipes from breakfasts, light lunches and week-night dinners to divine cakes and chic morsels for parties and picnics. With over twenty-five years of recipe developing, cooking and catering, the recipes in this book are the shiny diamonds in Simmone Logue's broad repertoire of dishes. Each recipe has its own story - be it a delicious breakfast of fruit compote with creamy porridge and cinnamon, roasted field mushrooms with spinach, labneh and sourdough or bean gumbo tortilla; a lunch of super soba noodle salad or braised beef with green peppercorns and roasted garlic; or a quick and easy supper of Moroccan lamb tagine or beef and Guinness pie with sour cream pastry. And of course there are the cakes and desserts - legendary vanilla slice with passionfruit icing, zucchini and pistachio cake with zesty lemon icing and creme patissiere tarts with poached quince…

In the Kitchen also caters for parties and picnics - delicious, chic little morsels that can be prepared in advance and served to a crowd, so you can enjoy the party and not be tied to the stove. Who can resist seared scallops with green mango salad, or coconut prawns with sweet chilli and ginger dipping sauce, pork and water chestnut dim sum, little red Thai duck pies ...

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Real Food Projects by Kate Walsh
This is a book that will help you to survive the twenty-first century with good, clean, healthy food. Learn to make your own butter and slather it on your own no-knead bread; barbecue your own sausages; smoke your own salmon in a wok on your stovetop. Make your own fresh cheese and ricotta. Ferment your own kombucha and kefir and flavour it with the best of the season.

Kate Walsh, founder of Real Food Projects, curates 30 of the most important and inspiring things you can do in your kitchen, divided into easy, medium to more complicated projects. One-third cookbook and two-thirds do-it-yourself manual, this is not a boring reference book - just a great, motivating invitation to reduce your reliance on the supermarket and incorporate real and relevant skills and real food into a real life. It's smart, helpful, solid and packed with real info. After learning from noted artisans and experts, Kate Walsh translates the skills to explain them to us, the readers, simply and without mucking around.

Full of step-by-step advice, Real Food Projects is a workbook for real-life real food. 

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Perfect Imperfect: The beauty of accident, age & patina by Karen McCartney, Sharyn Cairns and Glen Proebstel
This stunning collection of homes and studios of creatives from all over the world, celebrates the beauty of imperfection. Taking as its founding principle the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, Perfect Imperfect, advocates the beauty to be found in imperfection, impermanence and the authentic.Importantly this is done without losing sight of the benefits of living in the 21st century, where designers are merging digital technology with the handmade, rethinking how to use space as well as accommodating the natural world, which is always giving birth to new creative expressions.
Perfect Imperfect is a beautiful, inspirational book, with thought-provoking text by Karen McCartney and stunning visuals by Sharyn Cairns and Glen Proebstel. It is a celebration of accident, curation, collection, hesitation, collaboration, reuse, reimagining and true originality. It explores an established aesthetic in a new way, as illustrated by the homes and studios of creatives all over the world. It embraces current design objects alongside well-worn ones, and features interior settings that mix comfort, design and an off-beat beauty.