“Perfected Favourites: The Adamek/Papworth Family Cookbook” – cookbook review


Perfected Favourites: The Adamek/Papworth Family Cookbook is a heartfelt collection of superb recipes, with an Australian twist. The cousins and parents of two Sydney-based clans are devoted gourmands who take a serious approach to the food preparation for family gatherings.

Says the book’s author, Pauline Adamek: “There are several excellent cooks amongst us; my sisters Caite and Jussie, our cousins Stephen, Laura, Alexandra, Claire and Victoria, our mum Carmen and her brother Uncle Ray and also Aunt Kaye.  Caite’s sweetheart Kerry is a fierce cook, as well.  My sweetheart Ash is not afraid of all the chopping involved in putting together a fresh, vegetable salad.”

Highlights include Caite’s Crab Cake recipe, Ray’s Resounding Mussels, Risotto, Jussie’s Rendang curry, Alexandra’s Café Brûlot and of course, the classic Australian meringue dessert Pavlova. [Preview here.]

The recipes in this fantastic cookbook have been collected from assorted family members and form a complete set of delicious and tried & tested appetizers and main meals—everything from fancy and unusual cocktails to desserts.


Fun, fab and fool proof!


Perfected Favourites: The Adamek/Papworth Family Cookbook is available for purchase on iTunes for $9.99.

This electronic book can be downloaded onto an iPad, an iPhone and/or an iPod Touch or any device that supports the iBook platform.

Also available on Amazon as a Kindle download HERE.

*First, make sure you have downloaded the (free) iBooks app onto your device.*


EPUB ISBN: 978-0-9888363-3-4

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-9888363-4-1






Minette Parmentier


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