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The Cook’s Apprentice – Book Tour Dates

The Cook's Apprentice

October and November are set to be busy, touring various cities in celebration of my new book, The Cook’s Apprentice.
I hope you can join me at an event near you!


Western Australia

Event: Literary Lunch at Cape Lodge
12.30pm, Sunday 7 October
In conversation with Ian Parmenter
3341 Caves Road, Yallingup
$95 per ticket, includes a three-course lunch as cooked from The Cook’s Apprentice
Book here. 

Event: Books at Bars
6pm, Monday 8 October
Currambine Bar and Bistro, 14 Hobsons Gate, Currambine
$7 per ticket + booking fee, includes nibbles and food platters.
Book here.

Event: Stephanie Alexander in conversation at Subiaco Library
7pm, Tuesday 9 October SOLD OUT
Subiaco City Library, 237 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco
This is a free event, but bookings are essential. Contact Subiaco City Library for bookings and enquiries here.


New South Wales

Event: Kiama Supper Club
5:30pm, Sun day 14 October SOLD OUT
Sebel Kiama, 31 Shoalhaven Street Kiama
$50 per ticket, includes main course and glass of wine on arrival.
Book here.

Event: Long Table Lunch: Stephanie Alexander at Bannisters
12pm, Monday 15 October
Bannisters Resort, 191 Mitchell Parade, Mollymook
$80 per ticket, includes two courses and a glass of bubbly on arrival
Call Bannisters on 02 4455 3044 for tickets and enquiries.

Event: Morning tea at Centennial Vineyard
10:30am, Tuesday 16 October
Centennial Vineyard, 252 Centennial Road, Bowral
$30 per ticket
Available through The Bookshop Bowral 02 4862 1634.

Event: The Masters Series: Stephanie Alexander
6.30pm, Wednesday 17 October
As organised by Good Food for Good Food month
Hyde Park Palms, Elizabeth St, Sydney (near St James’ Station)
$150 per ticket, or $280 with a copy of The Cook’s Companion
Includes a three course meal with paired wine and beer, as cooked from The Cook’s Companion
Book here.



Event: Stephanie Alexander in conversation with Chris Gordon at Readings
6pm, Thursday 25 October
Readings Hawthorn, 701 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
This is a free event, but bookings are essential.
Book here.



Event: An evening with Stephanie Alexander in Burnie
5:30pm, Tuesday 30 October
The Point at West Park, 8 Bass Hwy, Parklands
Tickets $10, which includes a drink on arrival.
Book here.

Event: Morning Tea with Stephanie Alexander
10:30am, Wednesday 31 October
Pepper’s Silo Hotel, 89-91 Lindsay St, Launceston
Tickets $35 per person
Book here.

Event: An evening with Stephanie Alexander in Hobart
5:30pm, Wednesday 31 October
Fullers Hobart, 131 Collins Street, Hobart, TAS 7000
This is a free event, but bookings are essential.
Book here.



Event: Stephanie Alexander and Bruno Loubet in conversation with Nicole Dyer
7pm, Wednesday 7 November
Robina Library & Community Centre, 196 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina
This is a free event, but bookings are essential. Bookings open 8 October.

Event: A morning with Stephanie Alexander in Tweed Heads
10am, Thursday 8 November
Tweed Heads Library, Wharf St, Tweed Heads
This is a free event, but bookings are recommended.
Contact Tweed Heads Library for bookings and enquiries, 07 5569 3150

Event: Stephanie Alexander in conversation at the Brisbane Powerhouse
7pm, Thursday 8 November
Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm
Tickets are:
/$35 plus booking fee
/$30 + booking fee for concession
/$66 + booking fee for ticket and a copy of The Cook’s Apprentice
Book here

Event: A Literary Lunch at the Grand View Hotel
12pm, Friday 9 November
Grand View Hotel, 49 North Street, Cleveland
Tickets are $50, which includes a two-course lunch
For booking contact the Grand View Hotel on 07 3884 3000 or

Event: Literary Lunch with Stephanie Alexander in Noosa
12:00pm, Saturday 10 November
Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas 
33A Viewland Dr 
Noosa Heads, QLD 4567
Tickets are $65, and include three courses.
Tickets available from Mary Ryan Noosa.
Contact or 07 5455 4848 for bookings and enquiries.


South Australia

Event: An Evening with Stephanie Alexander in the Barossa Valley
6:00pm, Wednesday 28th of November
Nuriootpa Sports and Function Centre
Penrice Rd Nuriootpa
SA 5355
Tickets $5, which includes supper and coffee/tea.
Book now through Barossa Library on 08 8563 8440.


Event: Stephanie Alexander in Adelaide in conversation with with Poh Ling Yeow
6.30pm, Thursday 29 November
Payneham Library, 2 Turner Street, Felixstow
Tickets $5.
Book here.

Please check this page for upcoming events regular updates.

My New Book – The Cook’s Apprentice

The Cook's Apprentice

I’m excited to announce that my new book, The Cook’s Apprentice, is at the printers and will be released in October 2018!

This book was inspired by The Cook’s Companion, but this time I found myself thinking of young people just starting to cook.

The new cooks I know often have many questions about ‘how?’ and ‘what is it?’. This new work concentrates on achievable (but of course delicious) recipes, highlighting and explaining each technique as well as identifying unusual ingredients and where to get them.

I had  a curious teenager in mind as I wrote … but I know that new cooks come in all shapes and sizes, all genders, and all ages. Circumstances change in families, and sometimes even older ‘non-cooks’ find themselves becoming ‘new cooks’!

There are 54 chapters and 300 recipes. The language is straightforward and where a recipe has been transferred from some other work, I have scrutinised it to ensure that it is crystal-clear and never confuses. Each ingredient has its quirky and delightful hand-drawn image by artist and designer Evi O.

Last week I had the excitement of seeing a mockup of the final book whilst doing some short video clips for eventual social media promotion.

The Cook’s Apprentice will be available in bookstores and online from 1st of October 2018.

Available from Booktopia and Angus & Robertson.



What’s Cooking? Melbourne University survey

Alumni survey

Researchers at the University of Melbourne are looking for people aged 18–23 to take part in a new study about what young people are cooking and eating.

The What’s Cooking? study is a follow-up to the evaluation of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program that  found children who were part of the Kitchen Garden Program had better cooking and gardening knowledge, skills, and confidence, and an increased willingness to try new foods.

The new evaluation aims to find out if these changes are retained when participants become independent young adults.

All adults aged between 18 and 23 years who attended primary school in Victoria are eligible to participate in the study.


Take the Survey

The Cook’s Table – Book Tour Dates & Ticket Giveaway

The Cook's Table Tour November 2016 will be a busy month touring various cities in celebration of my new book, The Cook’s Table. I hope you can join me at an event near you!


Book Signing, Dymocks Brisbane
12.30pm, Wednesday 2 November
Fresh Food Markets, Reddacliff Place, 266 George St, Brisbane QLD 4000
Bookings not required

Event, Brisbane Powerhouse
7.00pm, Wednesday 2 November
In conversation with Kylie Lang, audience Q&A and book signing
Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm, QLD 4005
Tickets: $30 (full), $35 concession Book here

Literary Breakfast, Riverbend Books
7.00am, Thursday 3 November
Breakfast, in conversation with Suzy Wilson, audience Q&A and book signing
Riverbend Books, 193 Oxford St, Bulimba QLD 4171
Tickets: $40 Book here



Book signing at Kinokuniya
4.00pm, Thursday 3rd November
The Galeries, Level 2, The Galeries, 500 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
RSVP here

Literary Dinner, Bathers Pavilion SOLD OUT
7.00pm, Thursday 3 November
In conversation with Julie Gibbs, Literary Dinner, audience Q&A and book signing
The Bathers’ Pavilion, 4 The Esplanade, Balmoral NSW 2088
Tickets: $125, includes a three course dinner and a glass of wine
Bookings: SOLD OUT

Event: Better Read than Dead
6.30pm,  Friday 25 November
In conversation with Annabel Crabb
Camperdown Commons, 31A Mallet St, Camperdown
Tickets: $5. Guests are also welcome to join us for dinner at Acre after the talk. The set menu is $55
Book here



Literary Dinner, Australian National University
6.15pm, Friday 4 November
Literary Dinner, in conversation with Marion Halligan, audience Q&A and book signing
University House, ANU
Tickets: $85, includes appetiser, two-course dinner, tea or coffee & glass of Clonakilla Wine
Book here or phone 02 6125 5270

Muse Canberra
2.00pm, Saturday 5 November
In conversation with Masterchef’s Trent Harvey, audience Q&A and book signing
Muse Canberra, East Hotel, 69 Canberra Ave, Kingston ACT 2602
Tickets: $10 (includes a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink) Book here



An afternoon with Stephanie Alexander, Burnside Ballroom
12.30pm, Monday 7 November
In conversation with Callum Hahn
Burnside Ballroom, 401 Greenhill Rd, Tusmore SA 5065
Tickets: $20, includes light lunch and wine
Book here or phone  (08) 8366 4280

Literary Dinner, The Artisan Cafe
7.00pm, Monday 7 November
Literary Dinner, in conversation with Heather from the Artisan Café, audience Q&A and book signing
The Artisan Café, Blackwood
Tickets: $80.00 (includes $5 off purchase of book)
Bookings: Call Shakespeare’s on (08) 8278 9888

Melbourne & Victoria

From the vault presented by Yalumba
Part of Good Food Month
6.30pm, Friday 11 November
Stephanie Alexander joined by Tansy Good, Jacques Reymond, Anthony Lui and Guy Grossi
At Grossi Florentino Upstairs
Tickets: $250, includes five courses with Yalumba paired wines. SOLD OUT

A Summer’s Day Party with Stephanie Alexander
Presented by Eltham Bookshop
6.30pm, Monday 14 November
St Helena’s Secondary College, Wallowa Road
Tickets: $85 for singles, includes a copy of the book or a $65 gift voucher; $100.00 for couples, includes a copy of the book. Everyone gets a complimentary glass of wine and delectable finger food to taste.
Bookings: 03 9439 8700 or or by visiting 970 Main Road, Eltham.

Literary Lunch, Queenscliff
In conversation with Paul Bangay
12.30pm, Wednesday 23 November
Shelter Shed Queenscliff, 25 Hesse St, Queenscliff VIC 3225
Tickets: $125 (incl. $20 book voucher, 2 course lunch and glass of Pol Roger NV
Bookings:  (03) 5258 4496 or email

Literary Dinner in conversation with Larissa Dubecki, Montalto
7.00pm Friday 18 November
Presented by The Wheeler Centre
Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove, 33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South, Victoria 3937
Tickets: $60, inclusive of food; wine charged on consumption
Book here



Luncheon, Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust
12.00pm, Wednesday 16th November
2016 Christmas Conversations Luncheon
Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
$75 per person, includes two-course lunch and a glass of sparkling on arrival
Book here

Literary Dinner at Hill Street Grocer, Devonport
6.00pm, Wednesday 16th November
Hill Street Grocer, Devonport

Literary Lunch at Hill St Grocer, Hobart
12.00pm, Thursday 17th November
Hill Street Grocer, 70 Arthur St, West Hobart TAS 7000