Book reviews September

Book reviews: September 2023

Discover the latest books for September – your literary guide to the month’s must-reads

Book reviews September Korean Home Cooking
Jina Jung
Photography by
Akiko Ida
Murdoch Books, $55

Korean food delivers an intriguing blend of creativity and simplicity and even a quick flick through Korean Home Cooking will leave you wanting to know more. Serving up 100 delicious recipes, you’ll likely be introduced to some new staple ingredients, but they’re well worth getting to know. There’s a refreshing unpretentious approach to this style of food, allowing the ingredients to speak without complicated flavour profiles. Say hello to food harmony.


Book reviews September Summer Favourites
Vanya Insull
Allen & Unwin, $39.99

The Kiwi lifestyle embraces minimal fuss and maximum enjoyment, an attitude home cook and baker Vanya Insull wholeheartedly embodies in Summer Favourites. Flavoursome, punchy recipes that are wonderfully achievable and ideal for entertaining year-round are on the menu here — from fail-safe go-tos for a quick dinner to impressive barbecue and salad ideas and moreish desserts. They all have one thing in common — deliciousness.



Book reviews September Eat Up New Zealand:
The Bach Edition
Al Brown
Allen & Unwin, $49.99

This new bach-focused edition of is packed with ideas for informal recipes created around the daily catch or garden raid. Offering more than 150 recipes, it’s a full smorgasbord of dish inspirations designed to enjoy with family and friends — wherever you may be — and threaded throughout with anecdotes of Al Brown’s obvious love and joy of the freedom of the Kiwi lifestyle.


Book reviews SeptemberHands In
The Dirt
Leah Evans
Allen & Unwin, $45

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Fresh veggies and herbs, whether at home or on the road, are high value in terms of good vibes, wellbeing, and satisfaction. Leah Evans offers all the basics and tips to help start and succeed at gardening, whether in a large patch or in small spaces and containers. Easy to understand and with fantastic prep, planting, and growing tips, as well as tasty recipes, it’s the ultimate how-to-garden book for both beginner gardeners and those looking for fresh inspiration.

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