The-Canberra-Regional-Cookbook-Cover-“The Canberra Regional Cookbook – a culinary guide, historical review and photographic journey” contains more than 60 mouth-watering recipes from first class restaurants, cafes, primary producers, a cooking school, and family favourites from Canberra residents, past and present.  With a historical review from the Canberra and District Historical Society, plus a photographic journey capturing the beauty of the Canberra region.

The book has been created by Bindy Welsh (Vance) who, inspired by Canberra’s Centennial year; the wealth of talented chefs/cooks in the region, and their fabulous food; combined with knowledge of the visual beauty of the area, returned to her hometown, Canberra, to create “The Canberra Regional Cookbook – a culinary guide, historical review and photographic journey”.

The journey starts at Kaffeine 2582 in Yass then onto Flint in The Vines at Murrumbateman, Grazing Restaurant, Gundaroo and Poachers Pantry, Hall. Then into Canberra with a variety of popular first class restaurants, such as Ginger Catering, National Arboretum and Cape Cod Seafood Restaurant, Deakin, and fabulous cafes, such as Bees & co, Yarralumla, Rodney’s Garden Café, Pialligo, Gryphons Caffe Bar at Griffith Shops, and Ona Coffee House, Fyshwick. 3seeds cooking school, Fyshwick Markets, and producers such as Lindsay & Edmunds, Fairbairn, Balzanelli Smallgoods from Fyshwick and Queanbeyan, Honey Delight, Epic Farmers Market, Mitchell, Frugii Ice Cream and Dish it Up from Epic Farmers Market, The Old Bus Depot Market and Southside Farmers Market.

The cookbook offers a visual feast that captures the vibrancy, energy and abundance that is a feature of the Canberra region, plus a touch of history, with a review, recipes and photographs from yesteryear.

“The Canberra Regional Cookbook” is available from various bookshops including Paperchain, Manuka; Dymocks, Belconnen; Harry Hartog, Woden; Handmade Shop, Civic; NGA Shop and National Library Bookshop, Parkes ; the Canberra Region Visitor Info Centre, or directly from Bindy at The Old Bus Depot Markets (please contact me to find out when I’m there) or by calling 0417 066689 or email Bindy Welsh at

The Canberra Regional Cookbook. Size w260mm x 255mm. Hardcover case bound book. Photography and design by Bindy Welsh Recipe editing by Executive Chef Darren Perryman.

ISBN 978-0-9861512-1-6 RRP $35

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“The North East Cookbook 2 – a culinary guide and photographic journey of North East Victoria and beyond” .The second book in the highly celebrated series, showcasing yummy local recipes; the amazing and talented chefs and cooks who have created these fabulous recipes, and are willing to share them, and the region that inspires them.

“The North East Cookbook 2” has more than 90 mouth-watering recipes from first-class restaurants, cafes, primary producers and provender’s of fine local produce located in the North East corner of Victoria. From the high plains of the Victorian Alps, to the picturesque Murray River in Albury, through Dinner Plain, Bright, Porepunkah, Myrtleford, Corryong, Gundowring, Yackandandah, Indigo Valley, Beechworth, Stanley, Milawa, Oxley, Myrrhee, King Valley, Cheshunt, Benalla, Wangaratta, Wangandary, Wahgunyah and Rutherglen.

Bindy has teamed with renown ABC Food Broadcaster Barb and Lisa Clark, focusing on fresh, local and vibrant ranging from delicious homemade pastas, savoury treats, mouth-watering mains and decadent sweets; with a secret or two thrown in for good measure.

The cookbook offers a visual feast that captures the vibrancy, energy and abundance that is a feature of North East Victoria, and which the home chef can recreate the recipes in their own kitchen.

“The North East Cookbook 2” is available through various retailers, including Dymocks and Border Just Foods in Albury; Home Inspirations and Delibean in Wodonga; Beechworth Honey Experience and Beechworth Books, Beechworth; The Olive Shop, Milawa; information centres in Bright, Wodonga, Myrtleford, Wangaratta and Rutherglen; Edgar’s Newsagency in Wangaratta and The Bright Newsagency, or directly from Bindy on 0417 066689 or email Bindy Welsh at bindy@ RRP $35.

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“The North East Cookbook – from the Mountains to the Murray” – a culinary and photographic journey of North East Victoria, as it travels from the base of the Victorian Alps and the scenic township of Bright toward the picturesque Murray River at Wahgunyah, encompassing the Ovens, King and Indigo Valleys, and towns such as Myrtleford, Milawa, Beechworth, Yackandandah, Chiltern and Rutherglen.

“The views are stunning, the food delicious, the land fertile, the farmers skilled and importantly- the people care.  In this work of art Bindy Welsh has captured the essence of our North Eastern Victoria food region.  As you savour this wonderful book, I trust that you too will enjoy, delight, share and celebrate”.
Cathy McGowan AO