Australian photographer, art director, and food blogger Davies presents a cookbook boasting luscious, arty, food-stylist photographs coupled to recipes for 100 dishes that smack of Irish Down Under influences. Yes, there are quite a few barbie concoctions, shrimp figuring the most likely suspect. There are also variations on the Irish culinary heritage, such as Irish brown bread with smoked salmon and wasabi cream as well as beef and Guinness pie. There are entries in each culinary category—breakfast, lunch, salad, canapés and drinks, dinners, sides and sauces, desserts—represented that present simple seasonal eats. Spicy pumpkin with roasted pepitas and pangrattato, beef and pork sliders, and homemade baked beans on toast are among the enticing dishes. Don’t expect to learn completion times or difficulty levels. Rather, just revel in the instructions, which truly reflect a specific procedure’s personality. --Barbara Jacobs
"The foodie/photographer pairing in the blog world is a common one, but no one does it better than Katie Quinn Davies."
"When I first saw Katie Quinn Davies’s work, I nearly fell off my chair because I had never seen photos so staggeringly gorgeous, delightfully gritty, and full of things you want to immediately cook. She’s a constant source of inspiration. This book belongs in your kitchen with you."
—Deb Perelman, author of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
“Naturally lit images of food that seem tactile, real, and honest."
—Martha Stewart Living
“It’s simply to die for.”