Ever wondered how MoVida serves such tender octopus, or the trick to Lune’s flawless almond croissants? From today, you can learn these secrets and many more with The Broadsheet Cookbook.

A collection of recipes for Melbourne’s best breakfasts, lunches, dinners, drinks and desserts, the book features many of our favourite venues. Each recipe is more than just a dish, it’s part of the fabric of Melbourne’s diverse dining scene.

Our city’s culinary landscape may be constantly changing, but as chef Andrew McConnell writes in the foreword to the book, “Good recipes have long lifecycles and will be just as accepted or approachable in 10 years as they are today … but it can be nice to reminisce as well.”

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McConnell contributes several recipes, including Supernormal’s famous lobster rolls and that lamb shoulder from Cumulus Inc. You’ll also find iconic Melbourne dishes such as 400 Gradi’s globally recognised margherita pizza, France Soir’s steak frites, Rockwell & Sons’ fried chicken and HuTong’s xiao long bao. We’re equally excited to share lesser-known treats, from Chez Dré’s unbeatable granola and Tonka’s paneer-stuffed zucchini flowers to Darren Purchese’s ultimate chocolate cake and a rosemary and choc-chip cookie parfait sandwich from Pierre Roelofs.

Not all recipes are designed to test you. There are step-by-step instructions from the experts on how to make Melbourne essentials – think filter coffee with Small Batch, perfectly poached eggs with The Kettle Black and sourdough bread with Dench Bakers. There’s drinking advice, too. Blackhearts & Sparrows lend wine-matching knowledge for each meal and two of the city’s best bartenders, Michael Madrusan of The Everleigh and Dave Kerr from The Beaufort, provide direction on what to drink before and after dinner.

With every recipe photographed at its venue and an introduction that tells the story of each dish, The Broadsheet Cookbook is something unique. Ultimately, it’s another way for us to share Melbourne’s culinary story (and it’ll make a great Christmas present).

Order yours online now at broadsheetcookbook.com.au.

Here’s the full list of restaurants in The Broadsheet Melbourne Cookbook:

400 Gradi
5 & Dime

A1 Bakery
Baker D. Chirico
Bar Di Stasio
The Beaufort
Blackhearts & Sparrows
The Brûlée Cart
Brunswick Street Alimentari
Builders Arms Hotel
Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio
Chez Dré
Chin Chin
Cobb Lane
Cumulus Inc.
Cutler & Co.
Dainty Sichuan
David’s Restaurant
Dench Bakers
DOC Pizza & Mozzarella Bar
Duchess of Spotswood
Estelle Bistro
The European
The Everleigh
The Farm Cafe
Five Points Deli
Fukuryu Ramen
Gerald’s Bar
Hammer & Tong 412
Hardware Société
Horn Please
HuTong Dumpling Bar
I Love Phở
Izakaya Den
Jinda Thai
The Kettle Black
Le Bon Ton
Little Bertie
Lune Croissanterie
The Merchants Guild
Mixed Business
Monsieur Truffe
N. Lee Bakery Cafe
Pei Modern
Philippa Sibley
Pierre Roelofs
Pope Joan
The Premises
Rockwell and Sons
Small Batch
Small Victories
T. Cavallaro & Sons
Téta Mona
The Town Mouse
Tuck Shop Take Away
Twenty & Six Espresso
Umberto Espresso Bar
Vue de Monde
Yong Green Food