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Dan Hunter's Modern Australian Recipes Revealed in Debut Cookbook

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Dan Hunter's Modern Australian Recipes Revealed in Debut Cookbook

From Dan Hunter, the award-winning pioneer of modern Australian cuisine, comes a debut restaurant cookbook that gives a glimpse into the inner workings of his acclaimed restaurant Brae.

Set inside a transformed rustic farmhouse outside Melbourne, Brae has become one of Australia's most exciting dining destinations, renowned for its "fine dining approach to hyper-local cuisine," much of which is produced on the surrounding land. 

The time has finally come for Hunter to reflect on his journey on paper: from the theme of his place and its impact on him to his unique style of cooking. Set against a dramatic landscape, it makes for absorbing reading accentuated by photos of his food and the wider environment.

Despite being a two hour drive from Melbourne, the restaurant's rural location does little to deter a pilgrimage of international diners keen for a taste of the one-off restaurant that was not only crowned Restaurant of the Year in Melbourne's Age Good Food Guide 2017 but also listed at no.65 in The World's 50 Best Restaurants list.

We caught up with Dan, down under at Brae earlier last year, to find out more about he 'fell into' the profession and just how he's putting Australia on the map with his menu. Here's the interview

Brae - Available for pre-order from Phaidon.


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