Shannon and friends review all their favourites, from three-star restaurants to local bistros, from luxury hotels to rooms with a view. This unique guide includes Shannon's perfect three-day break in Monte-Carlo and a movie producer's guide to Cannes, as well as a sommelier's tips on choosing the best French wines. And, of course, there are Shannon's own recipes, for everything from Goose and Foie Gras Rillettes and Salade Lyonnaise to Bouillabaisse and G teau Basque. Shannon Bennett's France is the perfect way to start planning a dream holiday in the country that is unsurpassed for its fine culinary experiences.
Shannon Bennett, chef of internationally renowned restaurant Vue de monde, takes you on a culinary adventure to New York, the most exciting city in the world. From pastrami on rye at Katz's to dining off Broadway, and a three-course meal at The Four Seasons to roast duck in Chinatown, Shannon reviews his favourite restaurants, shares his lists of the best hotels and bars, and reveals where to find the tastiest hot dogs, burgers and cocktails. Also including New York-inspired recipes such as Waldorf Salad and Crab Cocktail, this lavishly illustrated book will inspire you to jump on the next flight to the Big Apple.
In a glorious farmhouse just outside the village of M nerbes, Shannon immerses himself in the life of Provence. With no recipes from home, his first task is to find old books and learn the history of local dishes. His aim is to re-engage with a culinary tradition that has been such a part of his life, and to nourish and enjoy time with his young family. He invites us to join them all and step inside this beautiful part of France, to grab a glass of C tes du Ventoux and live life like O la fran ais. Exploring village markets, cooking with local and seasonal produce, learning classic food techniques and soaking up the culture are all part of the daily life of a chef and his family on holiday. What began as a diary has become a beautiful record of regional food and Shannon's home cooking, and includes more than 60 original recipes: from slow-cooked duck with honey and thyme to lamb cassoulet with preserved lemons, from artichoke stuffed with ratatouille to figs wrapped in olive oil brioche-all created on the spot to incorporate the fresh ingredients Shannon sources every day.To round out this luscious feast, the book includes many other tips and treasures, including overviews of the region's wines, as well as a personal guide to the best restaurants and hotels. Shannon and his family's journey will inspire and delight Francophiles and food lovers alike.
Amazing bastard (colloquial), n: a bloke who does stuff that other bastards wouldn't try in a month of Sundays We've all met them, or at least read about them - men who drive faster, climb higher, build and invent and triumph over impossible odds. Journalist Lawrence Money has assembled a collection of Amazing Aussie Bastards who truly stand out from the crowd. Immune to critics and disbelievers, undaunted by illness or financial setback, they have done what writer Somerset Maugham so admired -- 'moulded life to their own liking'. From Prince Leonard of Hutt, the rebel WA farmer who seceded from Australia, to Bob Katter, founder of the latest political party (who tells why he once threw eggs at the Beatles) -- and the indestructible giant of Australian radio, Alan Jones (who finally reveals the reason he switched stations). It's a book that celebrates stellar Aussie male achievement. What's their secret, these Amazing Bastards? What makes them tick? Can we be like them? The answer lies within these pages.
Shannon Bennett, chef and owner of Melbourne's famous French restaurant, Vue de monde, takes the reader on a tour of exquisite French cuisine. Sharing his passion and obsession with classical cuisine, Shannon describes his own experiences in some of the great kitchens of Europe and shows you how to create in your own home, an unforgettable dining experience. Recipes range from the deliciously simple such as classical tomato gazpacho and the perfect mayonnaise, to the highly challenging assiette of hare.
Presents inspirational and modern French cuisine for the home, in a way that is easy to cook but doesn't compromise on flavour. Shannon Bennett is the proprietor of the multiple award-winning Vue de Monde restaurant in Melbourne, Victoria.
Shannon Bennett, chef and owner of internationally renowned restaurant Vue de monde, takes you on a personal tour of his beloved city: Paris. This unique guidebook includes reviews of Shannon's favourite three-star restaurants, bistros, bars and hotels, and his pick of the best places to buy macaroons, bread, wine, chocolate, truffles and caviar. He also provides recipes for classic French dishes such as Tarte Tatin and Duck-leg Confit. Lavishly illustrated, this is the book you'll want for planning and dreaming en route to the most romantic city in the world.