About the author
Shelagh Ryan grew up in Brisbane, Australia in a family who loved to cook and eat. Shelagh experienced a cooking epiphany when she moved to foodie Melbourne. This inspired her to quit her job and move to London, where she set up Lantana Café in 2008 – London’s first truly Australian café. It has won several accolades, including TimeOut’s 2010 ‘Best Café’. Shelagh also writes the popular blog, Scrambling Eggs: scramblingeggs.blogspot.co.uk. Café Kitchen is her first book.
Café Kitchen contains a stunning repertoire of recipes to inspire you, whatever the time of day. Turn to Breakfast and Brunch for a host of appetizing recipes, including almond and apple bircher muesli and Spanish-style baked eggs. Or, choose from a host of Salad, Tart and Soup recipes—from turmeric couscous with chargrilled zucchini and a leek, arugula and Parmesan quiche, to sweet potato and coconut soup. Food for Sharing is covered too—why not try making the lamb koftes with roast garlic minted yogurt? Finally, Baking has plenty to tempt you, with banana bread, Anzac cookies and the famous Lantana Crack Cake—bananas, pineapple, cinnamon and pecans with cream cheese frosting. Café Kitchen has all you need to experience Australia’s thriving café culture at home.