Christine Manfield


“Life is too short to eat bad food” CHRISTINE MANFIELD

Her philosophy that life is too short to eat bad food and her constant pursuit of excellence is manifest in Christine Manfield’s writing. Open any one of her successful books and you will discover her personal exploration of flavour, texture and cooking methods that blend these elements intelligently and carefully to create highly original food.

Christine has published ten acclaimed and award winning books with Lantern Penguin Australia.


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A Personal Guide to India and Bhutan
An essential travel guide for the discerning traveller with a comprehensive listing of Christine's favourite places to sleep and eat throughout India and Bhutan.
Publication date: 21st October 2015. Available as a soft cover book and also as E book
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eBook on line purchase - globally from 21st October 2015 or through Amazon, Apple iBooks, Kobo Books and Google eBookstore websites

Titles currently available at book retailers:

Dessert Divas (2014)
Christine proudly presents 45 show stopping desserts from her Universal menus.
Be seduced, amused and entertained by these delicious beauties.

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Tasting India (2011)
Journey through modern India with Christine as she traces the food, spices and culture of this amazingly diverse country. Cook your way through more than 250 traditional and contemporary home-style recipes collected by Christine during her extensive travels over the past two decades. The book includes a comprehensive travel guide of where to sleep, eat and shop throughout India.

International Cookbook of the Year, 2012 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), New York
Best Culinary Travel book, 2012 IACP awards, New York
Best Illustrated Book, 2012 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA)
Finalist, Andre Simon 2012 Book Awards, London

Fire and Spice (2012)
A rich evocative collection of Christine’s favourite recipes from a lifetime of cooking with spice and fire, both potent symbols of culinary adventure.

Lantern Cookery Classics (2013)
Selected recipes from Christine’s various books in this concise and easy to use manifesto.

Christine is one of the 100 contributors to The Great Australian Cookbook, published September 2015, celebrating the food we love from chefs, producers, bakers and local food heroes.

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Earlier publications no longer in print:

Fire (2008)
Received the Hallmark of Excellence and a high commendation as the Best Food Related Food Book at the 2010 Australian Food Media Awards.

Stir (2001)
Finalist, 2012 James Beard Awards USA

Spice (1999)
Silver award, Best International Recipe Book, 1999 Food Media Awards, Best Deign for Hardcover Cookbook, Australian Book Design Awards

Paramount Desserts (1997)
and softcover Christine Manfield Desserts (2004)
Shortlisted best cookbook at 1998 Julia Child Awards

Paramount Cooking (1995) and softcover Christine Manfield Originals (2004)


Christine is a contributor to travel features in Australian Gourmet Traveller, Delicious Magazine, SMH Traveller and Australian Financial Review.
She also writes occasional food columns in various Australian magazines and newspapers.
She was a regular travel writer for WISH, the monthly colour magazine of the Australian newspaper from 2000 to 2013.

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