Author(s): Shelagh Ryan
Enjoy relaxed, sunkissed dishes at home, brought to you by Australian-born foodie Shelagh Ryan, owner of London's Lantana, Salvation Jane and Ruby Dock Cafes. Cafe 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 courgettes and a leek, rocket 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 a cream cheese icing. Cafe Kitchen has all you need to experience Australia's thrving cafe culture at home.
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 Cafe in 2008 - London's first truly Australian cafe. It has won several accolades, including TimeOut's 2010 'Best Cafe'. Shelagh also writes the popular blog, Scrambling Eggs: scramblingeggs.blogspot.co.uk. Cafe Kitchen is her first book.