Cornersmith the cookbook, with seasonal photography spanning an entire year, serves up the recipes and methodologies used in the creation of the food that draws visitors from all over the world to the Cornersmith cafe is Sydney. The food of Cornersmith captures the zeitgeist for wholesome local food, designed to share, respecting the environment. Awarded best cafe in Sydney, Cornersmith is one of the most cutting edge food venues around, and has been likened to Ottolenghi. It is rewned for its pickles, chutneys, james and homemade cheeses; its salads and platters; its barter system that encourages visitors to trade produce from their own back gardens. The book invites you to try your hand at preserving fruit and vegetables when they are at the height of their ripeness, consider the seasons and thereby reduce food wastage. Most of all, it's an invitation to eat delicious food.
Alex Elliot-Howery and James Grant are the husband and wife team behind Marrickville cafe and picklery, Cornersmith. Together they head a team that includes chefs, cheesemakers, picklers and preservers.