By Karen Martini.
One of Australia’s most popular names in food, Karen Martini needs little introduction. Chef, restaurateur, television presenter, recipe columnist and busy working mum, Karen understands the way people cook at home. In Everyday, Karen makes coming up with new meal ideas easy, sharing more than 120 of her best no-fuss recipes for all the delicious salads, pastas, pizzas, curries, roasts, one-pot dinners, puddings, cakes and biscuits you’ll ever need. With a typical Martini twist on classics, recipes include Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Almonds and Feta, Curried Roast Vegetable Pasties, Prawn and Chorizo Tortillas, Tandoori chicken burgers, Spiced Apricot Chicken, Roast Leg of Lamb with Bread and Rosemary Stuffing, Vanilla and Rosemary Panna Cottas with Scorched Lemon Sauce, Chocolate Cream Bombs with Hazelnuts and Honeycomb and the very moreish Cherry Coconut Macaroons – dishes your friends and family will request again and again. Rediscover the joy of cooking simple, delicious meals with this inspired new collection that will have you serving up great-‐tasting food at home, every day.
Karen Martini started cooking at the age of sixteen. She worked in various kitchens, including at the iconic Tansy’s, before launching the critically acclaimed Melbourne Wine Room. In 2002 Karen took on the role as Executive, and Founding Chef of Sydney’s legendary Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, maintaining Chef’s Hats in both cities for two years until she returned to live in Melbourne full time. In 2004 Karen opened the much‐loved St Kilda pizzeria mr. wolf. Karen’s career as a food editor began with her popular recipe column in Sunday Life magazine; she is currently food editor for Fairfax’s ‘Epicure’ and ‘Good Food’ weekly liftouts. Karen also enjoys a huge following through her television roles: as a judge on the smash-hit series My Kitchen Rules, and her segment as resident chef on Channel 7’s Better Homes and Gardens. Karen lives in Melbourne with her partner Michael, their two children, and their dog Rudi. She is the author of five cookbooks, and her recipes are consulted, torn out of newspapers, stuck on fridges and cooked in kitchens around the country, every day.
Everyday is available now through Pan Macmillan Australia.