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Christopher Menz

Christopher Menz

Christopher Menz is a former Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia. He has published on the design work of William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones, and is a regular contributor to ABR.

Christopher Menz reviews 'Salades' by Damien Pignolet, 'Fine Family Cooking: Australia’s Original Master Chef' by Tony Bilson, and 'At Elizabeth’s Table: Her Very Best Everyday Recipes' by Elizabeth David

April 2011, no. 330 24 March 2011
The cookery sections of bookshops are crammed with bright new titles, but how necessary are they? Inevitably, they are repetitive – how many ways are there to boil an egg, make stock, prepare a vinaigrette? – and presentation is often privileged over content. In such a crowded market, awash with flashy covers, glossy photography, and populist titles acclaiming the latest celebrity chef, or nic ... (read more)