Annie Smithers has long since established her position as one of Australia’s foremost female chefs, working around regional Victoria. In her latest cookbook, Annie Smithers draws on three decades of cooking experience to guide readers through how to plan a menu. Recipes range from the daring (steak tartare) to the decadent (hazelnut puddings with malt ice cream), all the while the reader being guided by Smithers in a no-fuss approach. Each season contains four possible menus, each determined by seasonal ingredients, with an emphasis on freshness and sustainability. Throughout the recipes, Smithers delights with her entertaining vignettes about running a busy restaurant in a small town – all by herself!