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Summer Food by Serge Dansereau


Summer is Australia′s favourite season, and in this collection of more than 100 easy and delicious recipes, Bathers Pavilion chef Serge Dansereau ensures your summer cooking will be a breeze.

Beautifully photographed and designed, Summer Food contains a range of contemporary recipes that celebrate Australian summer produce at its peak. These simple recipes are packed full of the chef know-how that turns a good dish into a great one, and are guaranteed to make your long brunches, lazy lunches, picnics, barbecues and afternoon teas effortless and your summer parties and entertaining stylish.

From prawn and prosciutto skewers for the barbie to strawberry and ricotta panettone for breakfast, rainbow trout salad for lunch to blackberry fool for dessert, beetroot-cured beef canapés for a party to cherry cake for afternoon tea, Summer Food evokes the relaxed romance of an Australian summer in its colours and flavours.

And because Christmas falls in our summer season, Serge has devised some wonderful Christmas menus and included all the Christmas baking classics --- from fruit mince tarts to chilled eggnog, Christmas puddings to a delightful gingerbread houses, to ensure your seasonal entertaining is stress-free and successful.

This lovely collection, of fresh, no-fuss recipes will be the perfect Christmas gift for summer-loving foodies. 


Serge Dansereau is a multi-award winning chef, who is renowned internationally for his professionalism and innovation. This energetic French Canadian trained as a chef in Québec, moved to Australia and went on to reinvent 5-star hotel dining in the 80's by making Kables restaurant at the Regent Hotel, Sydney, the place to eat. Serge has been called ‘the father of the fresh food movement’ because of his passion for using local seasonal produce and his championing of Australian growers. Serge is the head chef and owner of the iconic Bathers’ Pavilion Cafe and Restaurant at Balmoral, New South Wales. He lives in Clontarf, Sydney, with his family.