Best of 2017: Food and Drink

by |December 28, 2017

Best of 2017 Food & Drink

Australian kitchens enjoyed a bumper crop of great cookbooks in 2017. New books from delicious. magazine, Matt Moran, Poh Ling Yeow and Donna Hay all made the grade. A return to form from Jamie Oliver with his simplicity manifesto 5 Ingredients planted him firmly at the top of our bestseller charts. The world-renowned Yotam Ottolenghi teamed up with Australian Helen Goh for his first desserts book, Sweet, and the Bourke Street Bakery team have followed up their 2009 super-bestseller with Bourke Street Bakery: All Things Sweet, unlocking the secrets to their world-famous pies, pasties and cakes.

Our winning title comes from an Australian household name. It’s a book that combines a lifetime of culinary excellence with leading-edge research into aging and the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. Our customers have gone wild for it.

Read on for our shortlist of seven titles with one lucky winner. Be sure to subscribe to the Booktopian for more of this year’s best.


Food & Drink: Winner


Maggie's Recipe for Life by Maggie Beer. 9781925596953.Maggie’s Recipe for Life
by Maggie Beer and Professor Ralph Martins

This book is so important to me.

To have a healthy old age you must act now, whether you are 30 or 50.

I have two great passions – sharing my love of cooking delicious simple food and improving the health and nutrition of older people. I hope this cookbook does both but it’s not for ‘old’ people, it’s for you. I have been delighted to work with leading Alzheimer’s researcher Professor Ralph Martins in recent years and I have learned that if we are to avoid Alzheimer’s and other lifestyle diseases it is what we eat today that matters… Learn more.


Food & Drink: The Shortlist


Best of 2017 Food & Drink

Best of 2017 Food & Drink

The Shortlist: delicious. daily by delicious. Magazine, Basics to Brilliance Kids by Donna Hay, Bourke Street Bakery: All Things Sweet by Paul Allam and David McGuinness, Matt Moran’s Australian Food: Coast + Country by Matt Moran, Sweet by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh, 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver.

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Tanaya has been a lover of books for as long as she can remember. Now, her book collection is a little out of control, mostly consisting of YA fiction and pretty hardcovers. When she’s not reading, she spends a lot of her time taking photos of books for her bookstagram account, @prettypagesblog. She also has a love of Disneyland, bullet journaling and cats.

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