His straightforward, honest approach to food is a breath of fresh air – and his modern takes on dishes like his avocado, prawn and fennel open sandwich breathe new life into the kitchen. He has taken his Australian, out-doors approach to food and converted it for the British palate - and climate - by turning simple dishes into richer, more warming fare. Lamb chops with sweet potatoes and lemon are a prime example.
Bill's attitude towards plating up is the beauty of the book - you'll find plenty of ammunition to feed the family on a busy week night, but the dishes could easily be dressed up for a dinner party with recipes like braised pork with pineapple salad – perfect for the warm summer evenings we all have our fingers crossed for.
The book contains incredibly stylish ‘why didn’t I think of that’ recipes that showcase a simplicity, like seared chicken and rice salad. It contains just a few ingredients brought together by a zingy dressing and some frazzled shallots.
With fantastic photography the book brings food to life – the snaps lack the sterility often found in food photography.
This is definitely a one for the family – there are recipes that both dads and kids could cook quite easily but it feels like a book for Mum so she can get ahead or just rustle up a stylish dinner in a flash – with chapters divided into distinct and useful categories like 'teatime treats' and 'quick, healthy breakfasts'.
A quick flick through the book is appetising enough. Crisp spice biscuits, chicken wings with satay sauce and braised pork with pineapple salad are just a few of the tantalising, tasty treats which make this a good buy.
'Feed me now' by Bill Granger published by Quadrille, £20