Fragrant Rice Book Launch

My book, Fragrant Rice, was launched last month at the Malthouse in Melbourne and is now on the shelves of Australian bookstores. It was a wonderful evening, shared with friends and family from all corners of Australia. The Indonesian consulate and his wife attended bearing tall offerings of flowers and a Balinese danced troupe graced us with the Welcome Dance. Teage Ezard, one of Melbourne's most inspirational and hard-working chefs who runs Ezard's at the Adelphi, launched the book. Teage has also recently published a beautiful cookbook with Hardie Grant, called Ezard. Fragrant Rice is also now available in Bali at Gramedia and selected bookstores.

I also appeared at the Melbourne Writer's Festival as well as, the Bert Newton show and the Kerri-Ann Kennelly show. made an interview, which will be kept forever here. It was all loads of fun - Bert was every bit as nice as we thought he was. He even insisted on giving my daughters a bag of presents to take home. And what can I say about Kerri-Ann?

We are hoping to launch Fragrant Rice at Indus in October. We will post the relevant information in the next week.