Author(s): Jane Lawson
Retro in style and theme, but very much a contemporary cookbook in its approach, Milkbar Memories is the author's ode to wonderful old-fashioned treats connected with her 1970s childhood. Food strongly associated with memories of simpler times: the maltiest of milkshakes; wickedly delicious lollies like musk sticks and fruit jubes; golden fish and chips; flaky-pastried meat pies and sausage rolls; vanilla slices and custard tarts. These 'fun foods'-over 120 in total, including lots of exciting variations -are all made from scratch with real, natural ingredients for a 21st century audience. Chapters include 'Milkbar'; 'The Lolly Counter'; 'The Icecream Cabinet', 'Fish 'n' Chip Shop' and 'Corner Store'.
With milk bars hard to find these days in Australia, this book was an enjoyable trip down memory lane. From the very popular vanilla slice and sausage rolls to the simplicity of a good malty milkshake. Milkbar Memories is presented in a fun, humorous and easy to follow format. Big tick from me. Alicia - The Book Grocer.
Jane Lawson began cooking at the age of eight. After many years working as a chef in Sydney, Jane moved into publishing, combining her love of cookbooks and cooking. Jane is the author of Snowflakes and Schnapps, Spice Market, Grub, Yoshoku, A Little Taste of Japan, Cocina Nueva, Zenbu Zen and the forthcoming Tokyo Style Guide, and is the co-author of BBQ Food for Friends, which won a Gourmand World Cookbook Award in 2003.