MEDIA RELEASE - SEPTEMBER 2019 

SURRY HILLS’ STAR CHEFS SHARE THEIR FAVOURITE DISHES TO USHER IN THE PARTY SEASON 

Filled with over 125 recipes ideal for special gatherings and parties, CROWN STREET CELEBRATES™ is the much-anticipated sequel to CROWN STREET COOKS™, a fundraising cookbook published by the parents of Surry Hills' Crown Street Public School in 2010. It became a local ‘best seller’ with more than 7,000 copies sold to date. Celebrating the school’s 170th birthday, the new publication will be released 1st November 2019, in time for holiday-season entertaining. 

Inside, over 200 beautifully photographed pages teem with treasured family recipes for irresistible savoury snacks and dishes, flamboyant cakes and exotic desserts, plus festive cocktails contributed by talented home cooks and budding mixologists within the Crown Street community, including teachers, parents and even students. And since this is Surry Hills – Australia’s drinking and dining mecca – the book also features a star line-up of locally based chefs and innovative bartenders, sharing their exclusive favourites in support of the school. Their names present like a roll call of Australia’s top culinary talent: restaurateurs Maurice Terzini and Bill Granger, plus chefs Dan Hong, Danielle Alvarez, Colin Fassnidge, and the late Jeremy Strode, a much-loved Crown Street dad.

We’re not only investing in the local community with this cookbook, but its future. These kids are its most important asset. 

Colin Fassnidge, Chef and TV presenter

Curated by acclaimed chef Jane Strode and bar owner Jeremy Blackmore (both Crown Street parents), CROWN STREET CELEBRATES™ includes recipes from The Dolphin Hotel, Hotel Harry, Bills, Poly, Alberto’s Lounge, Fred’s, Don Peppino’s, Spice I Am, Belles Hot Chicken, Bad Hombres, El Loco, Butter, Bar Ume, Jillian’s Cakery, Epic Pizza, Formaggi Ocello and The Essential Ingredient, plus drinks (a newly introduced chapter) from Tio’s Cerveceria, Scout, Dead Ringer, Bartolo, Shady Pines Saloon and The Wild Rover. 

Flavours span the globe, from Japan, Thailand, China and Mexico to the borders of Europe including Spain, Ireland, Turkey and the Nordic countries, inspiring bursts of experimentation in the kitchen. Most importantly, these recipes encourage social get-togethers, the generous sharing of food and lively discussion around the table and picnic blanket, or under a web of carnival lights. 

I’m thrilled to be involved in the second edition of the school’s cookbook fundraiser, sharing a cosy recipe that I like to cook for family and friends at home. This book is a true celebration of the brilliant Surry Hills locals, and the supportive and vibrant, food-loving community we, at Bills, couldn’t live without.

Bill Granger, Bills

CROWN STREET CELEBRATES™ will retail for $45 (incl. GST) at designated Surry Hills businesses and selected bookstores. Copies can also be pre-ordered and purchased online at: crownstreetcelebrates.com.au

Proudly supported by The Dolphin Hotel and Hotel Harry, proceeds from the cookbook sales will raise much needed funds for Crown Street Public School. In addition, $1 from the sale of each book will be donated to the Salvation Army’s Oasis Youth Support Network, located in the heart of Surry Hills. 

Crown Street Celebrates™ is proudly supported by the following businesses:

The Dolphin Hotel, Hotel Harry, Ray White Touma Group, Oasis Youth Support Network, DRNKS, George Hotel, Bills, Poly, Alberto’s Lounge, Fred’s, Don Peppino’s, Spice I Am, Belles Hot Chicken, Bad Hombres, El Loco, Butter, Bar Ume, Jillian’s Cakery, Epic Pizza, Formaggi Ocello, The Essential Ingredient, Tio’s Cerveceria, Scout, Shady Pines Saloon, Bartolo, Dead Ringer, and The Wild Rover.

Media enquiries:

For more information, to request imagery and arrange interviews with the publishing team and/or chefs, please contact Marsha Jacobs:

Telephone: 0417 245 446 | Email: hello@crownstreetcelebrates.com.au

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