Thursday, 14 May 2009

Fitting the Bill

GOURMET Chick has just shared with me an exciting piece of news.
The fellow food fanatic says that Australian wonder-chef Bill Granger is planning to open a restaurant in London.
How flippin' exciting!
Bill has God-like status in my household and I partly attribute his Bill Granger Every Day cookbook for igniting my passion for food some two years ago.
Since then we have bought all but one of his books (only missing Sydney Food) and I regularly refer to them when needing new ideas for weekly meals.
His style is easy, fresh and - in the most part - very healthy. For anyone who hasn't yet worshipped at the font of Bill yet, expect lots of Asian-inspired salads and stir-fries, fabulous fish dishes and tantalising puds.
And, what is more, his recipes rarely contain more than a handful of ingredients. He just makes the most of them.
His food makes you want every meal to count.
The boy and I have discussed the possibility of a holiday in Oz next year, in which we'd make the pilgrimage to one of his Sydney restaurants - maybe all three.
Perhaps Bill will get to us first.
Do you know anymore? Let me know....


Mrs Woffington said...

Ooh thanks for this tip Emily - healthy food, not too many ingredients... I'll be looking into this!

Emily said...

Yes, I think you will like it!

Heavenly Housewife said...

I've never made a Bill Granger recipe yet, though I have seen his tv show and his cookbooks have really yummy photos. I hope he does come to the UK. He was on Saturday Kitchen last week, maybe its a sign, maybe he is here to get some work on his restaurant done.

Thinspired said...

Hmm...I've never heard of Bill Granger but he's pretty adorable!
Banans and custard, eh? Never heard of that, either! I'll have to ask Matt. Sounds like something I would like! Maybe you can submit a recipe to the BSI so he can make it for me ;)

Emily said...

Hi there all.
I'd definitely recommend Bill's cookbooks, they are all fantastic although Every Day is currently my favourite. It chops and changes though!

Gourmet Chick said...

Good to hear you are as excited as me Emily. If you can't wait until the restaurant opens Lantana in London (an Australian cafe in Soho) does a pretty good imitation (perhaps blatant copy) of Bill's famous corn breakfast fritters

Phil Lowe said...

Heathy eating? I could do with some of that right now. Are you planning to go to The Good Food Show at the NEC next month Emily?