Bill Granger has always been passionate about food and cooking. He takes pride in presenting delicious food that is simple, fresh and looks irresistable. This easygoing approach to food has always been Bill's philosophy and is an important element of his enduring popularity in Australia and overseas. Bill's broad appeal also springs from an instinctive understanding of how most of us like to eat. He is a self-taught cook who gained his knowledge from eating, reading and experiencing food. Born in Melbourne Bill moved to Sydney when he was nineteen. As an art student with a passion for food, he worked as a waiter and his focus gradually shifted from art to food. His fascination for developing new ideas eventually led him to establish his own restaurants, bills in 1993 in the Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst, and the second bills opened in the nearby suburb of Surry Hills in 1996. They were both immediate successes and are established as favourite destinations with both locals and tourists alike. There are many people for whom a visit to Sydney is not complete without breakfast at bills. As one of Australia's leading food writers, Bill's first two cook books, bills sydney food and bills food, quickly became international best sellers, and when the third, bills open kitchen, was published in 2003 it went to the top of the nonfiction charts in Australia.