You won’t be surprised to find that Simmer’s creator, Brigid Kennedy, is also a published food author of note.

Her first book, Small Food, is a contemporary selection of unique Modern Australian Canapés, peppered with a hint of Asian and Middle Eastern influence. It provides inspiration for all budding hosts and hostesses. Her second title, All Fired Up, is a must for all barbeque lovers from novices to connoisseurs.

Brigid also teaches at various cooking schools such as Accoutrement in Mosman and Epicurean in Auckland, and is currently working on her third title, Slave to Flavour, a take on the currently popular degustation menus.

These publications are available for purchase below so you can recreate the simmer catering effect in your home.


All Fired Up

From cute portable charcoal fuelled hibachis to gleaming stainless steel gas fired monsters, there’s a barbecue on the market for every lifestyle. And today people are increasingly taking meal time action out of the kitchen and onto the deck or into the backyard. Far from being limited to sausage sizzles on the weekend, your barbecue can be a focal point for family fun every day of the year. After all, it’s one of the most social, convenient and fun ways to prepare meals, and with a minimum of washing up!

In All Fired Up, Brigid shows you how to make the most of your barbecue with her spectacular crowd pleasing recipes, with deliciously evocative photography by Louise Lister. You’ll never want to head indoors again!

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Small Food

Small Food contains an array of deliciously tempting bite sized food to serve on special occasions or when having friends around for cocktails.

Varying from the simple to the more complicated, these recipes are a vivid and imaginative combination of flavours and cultures.

Whether it's a Christmas party or a day at the races, a sophisticated evening affair or watching sports with the guys, Brigid Kennedy has solutions, suggestions and tantalising recipes to give your party that special touch

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