Stephanie Alexander’s 20th cookbook Fresh is a beautiful showcase of over 120 recipes, most of them vegetable based, that children in the Kitchen Garden Program have cooked with flair and shared with enjoyment. The dishes are quick to prepare, make use of accessible and inexpensive ingredients and, most importantly, taste delicious!



Home is a collection of more than 200 original recipes by Stephanie Alexander. Each recipe is a finely crafted tribute to her passions and preferences for produce and flavour, and each reflects her consummate skill in communicating the fundamentals of technique. There are detailed recipes for the more ambitious home cook, but also simple ways… more >

The Cook's Apprentice

The Cook’s Apprentice

For younger readers, the companion to Stephanie Alexander’s classic work, The Cook’s Companion: destined to be another go-to cookbook for families across Australia. The Cook’s Apprentice is the essential teaching cookbook for the younger cook who’s just starting out. This wonderful book is full to the brim with everything new foodies need to know to become… more >

The Cook's Table by Stephanie Alexander

The Cook’s Table

“This book has sprung from my desire to revisit memorable meals often enjoyed in equally memorable locations. Sharing food experiences has always made me happier than anything else. Anticipation is part of this, and that includes planning the menu.” – Stephanie Alexander. In this milestone book, The Cook’s Table, Stephanie Alexander shares some of her… more >

The Cook’s Companion

The Cook’s Companion has established itself as the kitchen ‘bible’ in over 500,000 homes since it was first published in 1996. This massive volume changed my life and, if I am to believe the steady stream of letters and contacts with readers, the lives of many others. The 2014 revision includes two major new chapters, two… more >

Kitchen Garden Companion Growing

Kitchen Garden Companion: Growing

If you have ever dreamed of picking fresh salad leaves for the evening meal, gathering vine-ripened tomatoes or pulling up your own sweet carrots, this is the book for you.  Follow in the footsteps of one of Australia’s best-loved cooks and food writers as she shares her experiences and the secrets of rewarding kitchen gardening. … more >

Kitchen Garden Companion: Cooking

Kitchen Garden Companion: Cooking

If you have ever dreamed of making delicious food from your very own garden, Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden Companion is the book for you. Follow in the footsteps of one of Australia’s best-loved cooks and food writers as she reveals the secrets of delicious dishes created from the produce you’ve gathered yourself. Try some of… more >

A Cook’s Life

One’s own life is certainly very interesting to explore.  I have been asked so many questions over so many years that it seemed the right time to set it all down. The challenge is to record one’s life in a way that engages the reader, maybe leads to personal reflection, even some questions, and gives… more >

Kitchen Garden Companion

Growing much of my own food has given me pleasure and satisfaction. I have miniature melons and lettuce in the front garden, carrots and broad beans pushing through in raised beds in the back garden and the very last of the tomatoes hanging heavy against their stakes. I realised that this passion of mine for… more >

Stephanie Alexander – Lantern Cookery Classics

Stephanie Alexander shares some of her most requested and all-time favourite recipes in this classic collection, many photographed for the first time. Available from Booktopia and Angus & Robertson. Signed copes available from the Kitchen Garden Foundation.

Kitchen Garden Cooking with Kids

Kitchen Garden Cooking with Kids tells the story of the beginnings of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden project from its first years at Collingwood College up to the end of 2011. The text of the book was written in collaboration with Anna Dollard, my initial partner in developing this enormous project. It records the challenges and… more >

Cooking & Travelling in South-West France

This book celebrates the food, wine, history and culture of France’s South-West. It takes you deep into the Dordogne and the Lot exploring the underground caves and the food markets and discovering the land of black truffles, foie gras and confits, prunes, mushrooms, walnuts and chestnuts. This book won Best French Cuisine book in the… more >

Stephanie Alexander and Maggie Beer’s Tuscan Cookbook

During one holiday with family and friends in Umbria in 1995, Maggie Beer and I decided that we must return for a longer stay. On the spot we began to plan some very personal cooking classes. The rest is history and this book records in detail our return to Italy in 1997, the finding of… more >

Other titles

Books that are out of print can sometimes be found in secondhand bookstores. Stephanie’s Journal, Viking, Penguin Group 1999 A Shared Table Viking, Penguin group 1999 Recipes My Mother Gave Me Viking, Penguin Group 1997 Stephanie’s Menus for Food Lovers (Revised edition), Viking, Penguin Group 2003 Stephanie’s Feasts and Stories, Allen & Unwin 1988 Stephanie’s… more >