Shared Kitchen: Real Food From Scratch


Shared Kitchen: Real Food From Scratch



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Julie Biuso shares the kitchen bench with her daughter Ilaria, and together they have created a unique collection of enticing recipes, while also giving the classics a shake up.

Easy mid-week family meals share the pages with recipes for weekend cooking at a more leisurely pace, or for when you want to pull out all the stops. You’ll find inspiring ideas for turning leftovers into scrumptious new dishes and novel ways for serving up vegetables and fruit along with pages of mouthwatering home baking and desserts.

The emphasis is fairly and squarely on showing how to easily create dishes that look every bit as good as they do in the photographs.
Whether it’s a white peach and nectarine salsa to enhance a late summer barbecue,
a sensational coconut cashew nut curry to add to a shared meal, a serving of the crispiest beer-battered fish to serve on ‘fish Friday’, or a stacked bowl of the best-ever Mac ‘n Cheese you’ll likely ever eat, the recipes in Shared Kitchen will inspire you to get in the kitchen and have fun in the process.

If you want to make yourself a culinary legend in the eyes of your friends and family, come join our Shared Kitchen.

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Julie & Ilaria Biuso

Author Bio

Julie Biuso’s vibrant career cooking and writing about food has taken her around the world, training and teaching at Le Cordon Bleu London, and later becoming an Ambassador for Le Cordon Bleu Institute New Zealand. She has cooked for prime ministers, ambassadors and dignitaries in her own country and in Italy, France and the UK, and was chosen to be the personal chef for the late Maestro Luciano Pavarotti on both his visits to New Zealand.
Julie has worked as a food editor for more than 30 years for many prestigious publications and currently writes for dish magazine. Her career in broadcasting is equally impressive, with television appearances, her own show, and regular radio broadcasts, including a long association with Radio NZ National.
Among the honours she has received are a dozen Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, A Gold Ladle from Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards and two wins for her books in the Lifestyle section of New Zealand’s top literary awards.
Julie is also a published poet and lives on Waiheke Island. This is her 17th book.

Ilaria Biuso has worked alongside her mother Julie at her cooking school, at Master Classes and food events and has been involved in magazine and book shoots since she was young.
After completing a degree in Art History at the University of Auckland, Ilaria lived in London and France, immersing herself in the food and art worlds, returning to New Zealand in 2018. She has been involved in Shared Kitchen’s website since its inception, creating recipes and managing the social media.
Ilaria is an accomplished classical pianist, enjoys gardening and is currently learning how to renovate an old house along with her partner.



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Paperback / softback

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