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MEDIA RELEASE - Share your classic recipes at upcoming author event

15 November 2018

The untold stories behind Australia’s most treasured recipes will be shared next week as part of an interactive author event at the Glenelg Libraries.

Bestselling author Liz Harfull will bring her latest book, Tried, Tested and True, a collection of classic home style recipes and the remarkable volunteers who compiled them, to the Casterton and Portland branches of the Glenelg Libraries on Wednesday 21 November.

Tried, Tested and True features the heart-warming stories behind the recipes of more than 60 treasured community cookbooks from around the country, such as the iconic Presbyterian Women's Missionary Union (PWMU) Cookbook, the Green and Gold Cookery Book and the Country Women’s Association’s Cookery Book.

Glenelg Shire library and information services manager Yvette Parker encouraged community members to bring their own treasured family and community cookbooks to the event to discover more about their history and contents.

“Forget celebrity chefs, Tried, Tested and True is a book that truly reflects what most households cooked and ate at home for decades from cookbooks that were put together by people you have never heard of, all in the name of helping others,” she said.

“Come along to the author event in Casterton or Portland to learn more about these humble community cookbooks and the stories behind the infamous recipes for trifle and golden syrup dumplings. Or better yet, bring along your own revered community recipe book to discover more about their history and contents.

“I look forward to seeing many loved and well-worn cookbooks from our shire shared and celebrated at these events.”

Liz Harfull is an award-winning journalist turned author, who grew up on a farm near Mount Gambier. Her debut book, Blue Ribbon Cookbook, captured the stories and traditions of South Australian country shows and show cooks and became an instant bestseller.

Since then she has produced two further bestsellers, Women of the Land and the Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook.

Liz Harfull will present at the Casterton Library on Wednesday 21 November from 2pm – 3pm. She will also present at the Portland Library on Wednesday 21 November from 6pm – 7pm.

Bookings are essential for both events and can be made by calling the Glenelg Libraries on 5522 2265.

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