Hungry, Food from my Heart

Hungry

"This is the food I cook for my friends. My customers and my family," writes author-chef-designer Guy Mirabella, describing his latest book. "It's the food I love to cook for the people I love to be with."

Even a quick flick through this book is enough to make you yearn to be on Mirabella's invitation list. Spend longer with the book and soon you will have it bristling with markers. And that's when the decisions come in.

Will I make the very large bread and butter pudding? Or try the huge and crunchy coffee meringues? Perhaps I should go for a Mediterranean-style healthy 'knockout lamb shanks'. Or why not a 'soup of tender parts'?

An even closer inspection reveals that this is a sensationally beautiful and quite unique cookbook. Much more than just a volume of recipes, Hungry is interleaved with card collages and fold out spreads and should be just at home on the coffee table as by the coffee maker in the kitchen. 

Photographer Earl Carter's artistic and atmospheric renditions of the many dishes lift what Mirabella regards as 'Italian home-style fare' (much of it sourced from his own Sicilian heritage) into the realm of fashion-shoot cuisine. 

Now the owner-chef of Shop Ate Café and Store in Mount Eliza on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, with his characteristic Italian generosity, Guy Mirabella heaps everything he's got into this classic book - design, beauty, evocative tastes, stories and family-lore.

For anyone needing more convincing, just turn to page 173. The unbelievably delicate tutu trifle, is pure yet edible fantasy on a plate.

One last word of advice from Mirabella appears on the cover: "Enjoy!"

You will

Hungry, Food from my Heart, Guy Mirabella , Pan Macmillan Australia, September 2011, hardcover, rrp $49.99.

- Sally Hammond

 

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Related Articles

231_15676799571_5105_n

 

 

Www.Foodandtravel.Com.Au - Australia

Best Food Travel Website 2021

 


foodandtravel.com.au has been awarded

Best Antipodean Culinary Travel Expert, 2019

by the prestigious UK-based magazine...

 

 

 

A fantastic 'botanical' winery in NSW that you should not miss seeing.

See all about if HERE–>

 


 

It's worth taking a driving trip through country South Australia...

...winelands, long views, great seafood and more.

Find it HERE>>>

 


 

Where has WA's Great Southern and all the (wild)flowers gone?

You'll find them now permanently HERE...

 


 

If you are wondering where the GREAT IDEAS for Virtual Travel have gone to....

...they are HERE>>>

 


 

Missed seeing Esperance Western Australia ~ and Skylab?

HERE it is....

 


 

Georgia offers another world outside the capital...

Find out about it HERE>>>

 


 

World city options - take note....

...for when you travel again!

 


 

LISTEN TO SALLY'S PODCASTS...

...from all around the world

Tune in and hear her talks on     

Radio 2GB 873AM....

 

 


 

Jigsaws and fishy things...

...Nova Scotia has this and so much more.

 


 

History and beauty with a dash of fun...

...and that's just the beginning of Armenia!

 


 

Zany Zadar & Croatia's north

Crazy and beautiful, a place everyone should visit.

Read more...

 


 

Lovely Lisbon ~ and beyond. Sardines and secrets!

Find out much more here.... 

 


 

Where did cool Colombo go?

It's here!

 


 

Two virtual visits to Ontario

here....

AND

.....here!

 


 

Where is Tbilisi? 

Once you discover its beauty and history, you will be making plans to visit as soon as you can.

Read more....

 


 

Madrid the marvelous - so much to see in Spain's capital.

See it all here....

 


 

If you missed reading about Thailand's organic produce....

Here is the new link....

 


 

Colour comes to Green Summer

See what is happening in Australia's northernmost city this summer....

 


 

Here's something fun to check out!

The world's most popular surnames ....

...by country

 


 

~ Northern Spain ~

mountains and miracles - and much more!

After this journey, many people will never see the world the same way again.

 

Find out why....

 


 

Visit the beautiful heart of

Portugal....

Gondolas, cathedrals, cakes and a palace thrown in for good measure.

See for yourself!

 


 

And how about these vineyards in Georgia?

See other gardens in strange locations here....

 


 

Now this IS unusual! The Golden Bridge near Da Nang in Vietnam

(Photo: psyajh1004)

+++
See  more on this video....

 


 

Australia, the land of long straight roads.

Cross the country with us and see some more of them...

 


 

Make your own food and travel videos? YES YOU CAN!

Gordon Hammond gives some insider tips.....

 


 

Travelling to Sydney? The northern beaches are spectacular.

See what we mean...

 


 

For an exotic travel experience, go glamping in the desert.

Where do you think this is?

 


 

Hungary has something for every traveller.

Especially those who love good food...