• A force of nature: Stephanie Alexander by Peter Gordon | The cook's cook

    21 days ago - By The Guardian

    Chef Peter Gordon explains why the restaurateur's The Cook's Companion is an invaluable guide to Australian food Stephanie Alexander 's view on food is neither French nor Spanish, German nor Thai; she is Antipodean - a real mix. But I guess her food heritage is French more than anything. She's a force of nature. Her first husband was from Jamaica and they had a restaurant in Melbourne - Jamaica House. Later she opened Stephanie's Restaurant. She was unusual in that she named a restaurant after herself. Prior to that, it was only French men who seemed to do that.
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