Matthew Hopcraft, at the book launch. (Photo by LH)
As regular readers know, I am a Masterchef Tragic, and watch the program avidly throughout the season, following my favourite cooks on Facebook and trying out some of their recipes (if they’re not too ambitious). It was via Facebook I came to know about the launch of Matthew Hopcraft’s new cookbook, Food to Feed the Family, and today I went to the North Melbourne library to pick up my long-anticipated copy.
The book showcases more than 70 recipes, from basics like fresh egg pasta, through to Matthew’s famous beef and pepperberry pie and lasagne. The beef and pepperberry pie (which I have cooked using the recipe at the Masterchef website), is the dish that saved Matthew from elimination, and no wonder because it is divine. It is worth buying the cookbook for this recipe alone!
His lasagne – cheekily featured on the front cover…
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