A bright new edition of the modern classic for thoughtful cooks by Julia Busuttil Nishimura.
Julia Busuttil Nishimura is a Melbourne-based cook, author and teacher. Her work celebrates simple ingredients, seasonal produce and the joys of coming together at the table. Julia's cooking is influenced by her Maltese upbringing and by her time spent living in Tuscany, where she first learned the joys of the Italian kitchen. She is a regular contributor to publications such as Good Food, Country Style magazine, The Design Files and ABC Life. Ostro was short-listed for the 2018 ABIA 'Illustrated Book of the Year' and named in Gourmet Traveller's 'Best Food Books for 2017'. Her much-awaited second book, A Year of Simple Family Food, was published in 2020. Julia lives in Melbourne with her husband, Nori, and two children.
'This is comfort food at its elegant best.' - Sydney Morning Herald
'The everyday banana loaf from Ostro was a quarantine cooking hit!'- Good Food 'Judge this book by its cover: a big cake, glasses of something fizzy and fun, a big loaf of bread, a random pumpkin, crushed linen and Julia Busuttil Nishimura sitting amongst it all, looking supremely relaxed. Cut us a slice.' - Australian Gourmet Traveller 'A rather delicious-looking cookbook ... grounded, soulful.' - The Australian 'A generous serving of fresh ingredients, simply cooked, made to be shared.' - The West Australian