Matt Preston, and his cravats, were a big part of the phenomenon that was Masterchef earlier this year. His book, CRAVAT-A-LICIOUS is out now. A collection of his writing, the book is split into 5 sections, with a specially written introduction at the start:
Part 1; Eat. Including many articles, mostly originally published in the Age look forward to reading titles such as “Bringing Home The Bacon” and “The Five Worst Things I’ve Ever Eaten”
Part 2; Cook. Recipes! Give the front of the book asserts that Matt is the “worlds best food journalist”, you’d think there might be some pretty yummy stuff here. There’s more than just recipes here though, like a survey of chef’s on the age old debate: Chocolate or Vanilla? Which side do you think Matt Preston is on? What about yourself?
Part 3; Revere. Interviews with, and articles about, well known chefs from well known restaurants, originally from the Age and also delicious magazine.There are alot of interviews here! Chefs featured include Karen Martini, Anthony Bourdain and many more.
Part 4; Travel. Matt Preston definitely knows what he’s talking about food wise and here he talks about the food of regions from Nordic Europe to Fiji.
Part 5; Masterchef. Though Masterchef was the vehicle that put Matt Preston in the public eye this is possibly the smallest chapter of the book. Still entertaining however, are Preston’s reflections on the idea he’s less professional than Kyle Sandilands, OMG moments involving dumplings and an article about Melbourne born UK Masterchef sensation John Torode
A great read, Preston is first and foremost, a writer. This book is well written, interesting and thoroughly entertaining.
Out now, trade paperback, $34.95.