WIN 1 of 3 NEW Travel & Recipe Books: Produce to Platter: Daylesford and Surrounds


Daylesford Produce to PlatterThanks to Smudge Publishing, I have 3 copies of Produce to Platter: Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, Ballarat and The Pyrenees (valued at $34.95 each) to giveaway. This new travel & recipe book showcases the best local food, wine and produce from regional Victoria. To win one of three copies, simply recommend me your favourite cookbook by leaving a comment on foodie cravings by 8pm WST Sunday 17/2/13.

Mother and daughter publishers Daniele Wilton & Jonette George tells me that “trying to change the world in one small step. Making a small ecological footprint by utilising local produce to protect our future food supply” is what inspired them to create their new travel and recipe book and their favourite recipe within the book is Michel Fine Biscuit Company’s “cointreau chocolate pots”.

Produce to Platter: Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, Ballarat and The Pyrenees takes you on a journey through the history, wine and food of the region, with reviews & recipes from local chefs using local seasonal produce.

My 2013 New Year resolution is to cook more at home so I look forward to all your cookbook recommendations 🙂


Competition T&Cs

  • Competition is open to all foodie cravings readers with an Australian postal address.
  • 3 foodie cravings readers who have commented here with their favourite cook book and liked foodie cravings facebook page will be drawn at random to win a copy of Produce to Platter: Daylesford, Macedon Ranges, Ballarat & The Pyrenees (valued at $34.95 each).
  • Competition closes midnight WST Sunday 17/2/13 and winners will be notified by email / announced on foodie cravings facebook page, twitter and blog on Monday 18/2/13. If the winner don’t respond within 72 hours with their postal details, foodie cravings will redraw the competition and notify a new winner.

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About Author

I have foodie cravings all the time and sometimes at very odd hours, hence the name of this food blog, where I share my love for food and appliances that save me time in the kitchen. I also own Crust Mount Lawley with my burger eating half burger boy and am a mum to two girls - junior burger and baby cravings.


  1. My favourite cookbooks are by Janelle Bloom, who I find talented, but so down to earth! If I had to choose one it would be, 'Fast, Fresh and Fabulous'.
  2. Chelsea De Luca on
    I love my Julie Goodwin cookbook, but have also been tempted to buy the cookbook my Merle who represented the CWA on Masterchef.
  3. I have so many favourites! That's usually what I buy as my souvenir when I travel. Most recently though, my husband got Jamie's 15 min meals for Christmas and one of our new years resolutions is to cook our way through that. There's great, refreshing ideas but they're general simple and definitely delicious and rewarding.
  4. Golly, having to narrow my fave to just one, it would have to be The Cook's Companion - it's thoroughly approachable and readable, has changed my life and made me heaps bolder in the kitchen!
  5. Jamie at Home - lots of ideas for growing and cooking with fresh produce. Very informative and inspiring. Love Jamie!
  6. i just love cook books and my favourite is janelle bloom and i love the book cook with us from George and Gary from master chef and i love gordon ramsays cook books i think i have them all but i live in the womans weekly golden cooking collection its a set of 12 hard cover books and ive used them now for 24 years and im lost without them
  7. Caroline Lissaman on
    I adore Colette White's Cut Out the Crap cookbook. Not only is it full of delicious and healthy recipes, the title inspires me to "Cut out my crap" in all aspects of my life!
  8. I love the old school womans weekly cookbooks that teach you to make simple things well. I love adding my own twist to classic family recipes.
  9. Amanda Casalanguida on
    We eat from this cookbook at least 3 times a week - "Cut out the Crap" by Colette White. The crap in the title refers to gluten & preservatives. She uses a LOT of spices and everything is delicious! Ask my 6yr old about the Lemon Chicken, Apricot Chicken or Turkey & Pumpkin Rissoles - all FAVs of ours!
  10. Currently in all honesty my fave cookbooks are the Vegie Smuggler ones (, a new find for me and so far very tasty - tonight, chicken tagine with my new face, quinoa :) Liked FB page with personal profile please see email address for full name thanks :)
  11. My favourite cook book is Theo and co. Take two! We have recently purchased a wood fire pizza oven and his recipes are so delicious and he has lots of great tips too :)
  12. Cookery the Australia Way from school in the 70's basic cakes, soups and even eclairs provided a foundation for the love of cooking I have today
  13. Belinda Fletcher on
    Another vote for Jamie Oliver's '15 Minute Meals'. Have always been a fan and just love the interesting, quick meals he does!
  14. 3 Good things by Hugh Fearnly-Whittingstall All about the smallholder and being self sufficiant. Some original ideas for combining different elements
  15. I love Julie Goodwin's cookbooks, they come from the heart and turn my small two bedroom house into a home. The pages are filled with spatter as I'm always cooking, creating and using them.
  16. Joanne Taranto on
    I love the cookbooks like 4 ingredients, where it uses ingredients that you have, and if you need to buy more, the ingredients will be able to be used quickly somewhere else, and will not cost an arm or leg to make.
  17. Melissa Paterson on
    My favourite cookbook is the Dead Celebrities Cookbook by Frank DeCaro. Some very good and interesting recipes. Especially considering they're from famous people from the past!
  18. I collect cookbooks but my favourite that i use mostly is The cooks companion by Stephanie Alexander ,she is amazing .
  19. I have a cookbook from families of a country kindergarden, a promotional anthology I guess, gives a good idea of country cooking
  20. My favourite cookbook is the CWA Cookery Book and Household Hints. It honestly has so many recipes for the home that everybody in the family enjoys, and it also contains some helpful cleaning hints for the mess afterwards! It has beautiful old family recipes that everybody loves.
  21. I got Delicious Simply the Best for Christmas, I have never cooked so much out of one cookbook, and as the name suggest everything has been delicious!
  22. Margaret Fulton's Encyclopedia of food and cookery is my go to, Stephanie Alexander's cook's companion just has fabulous recipes also, we have such amazing Australian cooks and chef's highlighting Australian produce.
  23. Glenda McDonnell on
    Hestons my hero, I might never cook his way, but I'm a girl with a dream, so maybe one day "The Big Fat Duck" will be the book that teaches me his fun "foodie" way to play!
  24. My favourite cooking book is Jamie Oliver's 30 minute meals. Working full-time its a great way to have real cooking quickly and yummy meals too.
  25. My favourite cookbooks are the Symply Too Good To Be True books from Annette Sym. We started cooking from them about 7 years ago and I lost 60kg and my husband lost 25kg over 18 months. All the food tastes great and is normal everyday meals.
  26. Thanks everyone for entering and sharing your favourite cookbooks. Looks like Jamie Oliver and Julie Goodwin cookbooks amongst many are must haves and I love Donna Hay! The winners as randomly drawn by burger boy are...Belinda Mouk, Lisa Serraino and Joanne Taranto, congrats you've won a Produce to Platter: Daylesford and Surrounds cookbook - please email me your postal address ladies.

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