From Australia's best known and most loved cookery writer comes this collection of essential recipes from a lifetime of cooking. Recipes include classics such as French onion soup, risotto alla Milanese, and beef stroganoff, alongside modern dishes such as wonton soup, salt and pepper calamari, and tandoori chicken. There are also plenty of delicious sweet recipes such as pavlova, sticky date pudding, and pears in red wine. Recipes also include variations, as well as plenty of hints and tips. There are introductions for each recipe, where Margaret vividly recalls the people, events and travel that have influenced her cooking. The recipes are triple-tested so will work brilliantly every time and are easy to follow, making them ideal for beginner cooks. This is a book that belongs in every kitchen. It contains recipes you will love to cook over and over again, from the woman who taught Australia to cook.