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Warndu Mai (Good Food)
Damien Coulthard and Rebecca Sullivan, Hachette, $45
While a few nice books have been trying to bring native ingredients to the fore, Warndu Mai feels like a step up in terms of care and thought. With a foreword by Bruce Pascoe, it assumes most readers are more familiar with imported goods and takes pains to introduce its ingredients with baby steps, but if you spend enough time with this cookbook you'll transform your whole diet. Start with sweet and sour bushfood brittle, move to roo meatballs and lemon myrtle pasta, and finish up with rainforest and bush fruit sorbets.
Best bit: Damper and soda bread, always.
Good for: Anyone who's interested in Australian history, food sustainability, or ramping up their technique.