Author(s): Jane Lawson
Retro in style and theme, but very much a contemporary cookbook in its approach, Milkbar Memories is the author's ode to wonderful old-fashioned treats connected with her 1970s childhood. Food strongly associated with memories of simpler times: the maltiest of milkshakes; wickedly delicious lollies like musk sticks and fruit jubes; golden fish and chips; flaky-pastried meat pies and sausage rolls; vanilla slices and custard tarts. These 'fun foods'-over 120 in total, including lots of exciting variations -are all made from scratch with real, natural ingredients for a 21st century audience. Chapters include 'Milkbar'; 'The Lolly Counter'; 'The Icecream Cabinet', 'Fish 'n' Chip Shop' and 'Corner Store'.
Jane Lawson began cooking at the age of eight. After many years working as a chef in Sydney, Jane moved into publishing, combining her love of cookbooks and cooking. Jane is the author of Snowflakes and Schnapps, Spice Market, Grub, Yoshoku, A Little Taste of Japan, Cocina Nueva, Zenbu Zen and the forthcoming Tokyo Style Guide, and is the co-author of BBQ Food for Friends, which won a Gourmand World Cookbook Award in 2003.