Chef Matt Wilkinson and his wife Sharlee Gibb may be food experts but they know all about how hectic it can be to cook for the family after a busy day. Mr & Mrs Wilkinson’s How It Is At Home is both cookbook and a window into their buzzy, creative and sometimes chaotic home life. A life they share with their two young boys, Finn and Jay.


The couple share the honest, fuss-free food that they enjoy with their boys every day. You will find one hundred nourishing, comforting and inspirational recipes for home cooking including breakfasts and lunches (packed or otherwise) such as Green Eggs and Chicken & Miso Noodle Salad and ideas for speedy school-night suppers, picnic treats and weekend baking. Their simple and seasonal dishes are made from quality, ethically sourced ingredients and are easy, tasty and fun.


As Matt puts it the recipes are definitely not all “cheffy” and this book won’t tell you how wonderful and perfect their lives are but you will find how Mr and Mrs deliver their own different versions of household favourites.


Mr & Mrs Wilkinson’s How It Is At Home is imbued with the signature wit and style that Matt’s books are famous for but most importantly these two want to make your home cooking as stress free as possible.


Originally hailing from Yorkshire in the UK, Matt Wilkinson is a chef, author and passionate advocate for ethical farming. He loves nothing more than getting his hands dirty gardening, camping and fishing and has never been one to say no to a martini. Matt is the owner of Pope Joan and The Pie Shop in Melbourne’s East Brunswick, the author of Mr Wilkinson’s Favourite Vegetables and Mr Wilkinson’s Simply Dressed Salads and a contributing writer for Delicious magazine.


Sharlee Gibb grew up on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. At 18 she stumbled into the world of food and travelled the world working in hospitality. A keen cook, Sharlee trained under Darina Allen at her famed Ballymaloe Cookery School before forging a career as an event manager and curator. A former Gastronomy Program Manager for the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival Sharlee now runs her own events business curateEAT, is a regular contributor to Eater and Luckie and the founder of Fully Booked Women – a community for women in the food drink media industry.


From Hardie Grant Books, Hardback, RRP $49.99


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