Guillaume: Food for Family
In Food for Family, celebrated French - Australian chef Guillaume Brahimi visits some of Australia's most charming and stylish homes, creating delicious menus inspired by the people and place, and discovering what makes a house a home. Join Guillaume as he prepares a laidback lunch for restaurateur Justin Hemmes at his harbourside home, cooks up a Greek feast at the heritage cottage of The Apprentice's Mark Bouris, and serves a hearty winter luncheon hosted by actor Cate Blanchett in an iconic country woolshed. Guillaume then shares his own family's favourite recipes, relaxed, easy meals designed to satisfy a household of hungry children (and a busy French chef), including Crispy potato cakes with speck, garlic and thyme. Chicken risotto with peas and lemon, and Pineapple crumble. This is big-hearted, full-flavoured food, perfect for sharing with those you love. Royalties from the book will support the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
French-born Guillaume Brahimi is one of Australia's most respected chefs. He trained under Michelin-starred chef Joel Robuchon in Paris before moving to Sydney in 1990. His celebrated restaurant Guillaume at Bennelong, situated in the southern shell of the iconic Sydney Opera House, won almost every major accolade in Australian food, as well as international recognition. The restaurant held its last service on New Year's Eve 2013. Bistro Guillaume, his award-winning take on the classic French bistro, opened in Melbourne in 2009; a second venue followed in Perth in 2012. Guillaume launched his eponymous new restaurant in Sydney's Paddington in August 2014. Guillaume lives in Sydney with his family. guillaumes.com.au