Paul Hayes is a writer based in Melbourne, Australia.
"Melbourne is one of the world's great food destinations – and one of it's best kept secrets," Paul says. "It is a city that truly loves its food.
"The quality of produce here is spectacular, so the standard, even at an ordinary neighbourhood cafe, is very high. It's no surprise that Melbourne produces so many world-class chefs, or that chefs move here from around the world to open great restaurants.
"For the home cook, access to perfect ingredients and endless inspiration is sheer heaven."
The idea behind Paul's book, 'A Table for One', is simple. "It's the food I cook for myself," he explains.
"I think our view of food is either too focused on trying to make restaurant food at home or being competitive or impressive. Real food, whether for one person or more, should be great but without fuss."
Paul's writing has appeared in Vogue, GQ, The Australian Financial Review, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.
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A Table for One
by Paul Hayes
Be inspired by a fresh approach to cooking for one with this beautiful and engaging book, packed with more than 100 easy recipes, gorgeous photography and practical advice. From almost-instant dinners to help you through the working week to clever get-ahead time savers and delicious desserts, the emphasis is on great food with a minimum of fuss for maximum results. With metric and US measures.
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