Author(s): Maggie Beer
'I just can't help myself when it comes to verjuice! I use it in place of lemon juice or vinegar to bring the gentlest lift of flavour to everything - from grilled vegetables, meat or fish, pastas, risottos, salads and hearty one-pot dishes to delicate custards, old-fashioned puddings and decadent tarts. I can't imagine cooking without it.' Maggie Beer
Maggie Beer is one of Australia's best-known food personalities. As well as writing books, she devotes her time to her export kitchen in the Barossa Valley, which produces a wide range of pantry items for domestic and international markets. These include her famous pate, verjuice, quince paste and an ice-cream range. Maggie was co-host of the weekly program The Cook and the Chef on ABC TV from 2005 to 2009 and was recognised as Senior Australian of the year in 2010 for inspiring Australians to use and enjoy local produce. Maggie is the author of six successful cookbooks, Maggie's Farm, Maggie's Orchard, Cooking with Verjuice, Maggie's Table, Maggie's Harvest and Maggie's Kitchen, and co-author of the bestselling Stephanie Alexander & Maggie Beer's Tuscan Cookbook.