Author(s): Belinda Hannaford
Sourcing the Sauce is a crazy adventure, the cookbook of life.
Welcome to the world of Belinda Hannaford, chef extraordinaire, one-time pop star, Kangaroo Islander at heart, and one of the most creative Australian event organisers of the last fifty years.
Born into an upper-crust Adelaide family, Belinda learned to cook by observing her mother and the family cook preparing extravagant high society dinners. She translated these skills to her own dinner parties in her teens and twenties, themed and debauched affairs that often ended with someone under the table. But it wasn't until the breakdown of her marriage that Belinda turned to cooking as a career. And so began some of the most (in)famous dining experiences in Adelaide: Belinda's Restaurant, Jolley's Boathouse, and the Fig Tree on Kangaroo Island.
With recipes scattered throughout, Sourcing the Sauce shares the drama and fun of creating dining experiences. It also sketches the life of an extraordinary woman, who's reinvented herself over and over again with the help of her beloved friends, both distant and far. This is a life as a feast, enjoyed from hors d'oeuvres to the final sip of digestivo.
Belinda Hannaford has excelled in living and loving with a sense of humour. Her strength is always finding a way through relentless obstacles. Belinda has touched on a thousand things, including singing her own compositions and entertaining, cooking, running restaurants and starting community programs. Sourcing the Sauce is Belinda's first book. She hopes that by sharing her life and how she lived it, others will be inspired to make sense of their world.