Signal station Simone

Paula Xiberras
24.01.13 6:07 am


Last year I spoke to Simone Bett, who has learnt a lot about publishing and promotion with her ad-venture of writing her first cookbook.

The name Simone signifies to listen and Simone Bett definitely listened to her heart in returning to her first love of cooking (her passion is French cooking) after time away from her apprenticeship, working in natural therapy and massage.

It could be said Simone’s latest publication is, a natural therapy to massage the taste buds, and also the visual sense. A little different to the ordinary cookbook Simone’s book not only features wonderful fully researched and technically correct recipes, it also showcases beautiful photography of Tasmania’s natural landscape by Simone’s husband Alistair and photos of the couple’s children enjoying the Tasmanian environment and sampling Simone’s recipes.

Simone is endorsed by well known Tasmanian cook Judith Sweet and Simone’s book is indeed ‘sweet’ and savoury and everything in between!

Comments indicate that readers consider this lovely volume, a great keepsake for travellers to Tasmania and/or gift for friends on the mainland or overseas.

Simone works as a cook at Mt Nelson Signal Station with it’s inspiring views,  where once the signal station may have sent messages by Semaphore flags, it now signals the smells of Simone’s superb cooking.

“Tasmanian Menu” by Simone Bett is available at The Travel Centre, The State Cinema Bookshop, Dymocks and Fullers Bookshop.

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