Celebration food from the heart of Surry Hills..

Following the huge success of our first cookbook Crown Street Cooks, the Crown Street Public School team are thrilled to announce our new tome Crown Street Celebrates, due for release in November 2019. Celebrating the schools 170th birthday, this beautifully photographed, high quality, 200-page cookbook will showcase 100 recipes by talented home cooks and big-name chefs from Surry Hills, one of the hottest food destinations in Australia. 

Curated by chef Jane Strode and bar owner Jeremy Blackmore (both Crown Street parents), Crown Street Celebrates will include food recipes from The Dolphin HotelHotel HarryFred’s, Poly, Alberto’s Lounge, Bills, Don Peppino’s, Spice I Am, El Loco, 10 William Street, Belles Hot Chicken, Bad Hombres, Bar Ume, Bodega, Jillians Cakery, Butter, Two Skinny Pickles and Epic Pizza, plus drinks recipes from Tio’s Cerveceria, Scout Bar, Shady Pines Saloon, Caffe Bartolo, Dead Ringer and The Wild Rover. Recipes will include birthday cakes, sweets, party food, share plates and drinks that will turn any event into a celebration with true Surry Hills style. Plus a handy directory at the back of the book will provide a complete guide to dining and food shopping in Surry Hills. 

Released in 2010, our sold-out first cookbook Crown Street Cooks was so successful it was reprinted in 2011. Featuring recipes from Jane and Jeremy StrodeBill GrangerKylie KwongMark BestAlex HerbertLuke Nguyen and the school community, our little cookbook sold 7,000 copies. 

This is a celebration of people and place, photographed, designed, written and edited by an amazing team of creative parents. Surry Hills is one of the most densely populated eating and drinking hubs in the country, and easily the most written about. The businesses are many and varied - cafes, wine bars, pubs, grocers, ethnic eateries and internationally recognised restaurants that define the unique character of the area. 

Crown Street Celebrates is a fundraiser designed to draw together the many supporters of the historic Crown Street Public School (established 1849), and proceeds will raise much-needed funds for the school. In addition, $1 from the sale of each book will be donated to Salvation Army’s Oasis Youth Support Network, located in the heart of Surry Hills. Crown Street Celebrates is a must-have for people who love food, live locally or simply enjoy visiting this vibrant inner-city community. 

Proudly supported by The Dolphin Hotel and Hotel Harry, Crown Street Celebrates will retail for $45 and $1 from every cookbook sold goes to Salvation Army’s Oasis Youth Support Network


For more information and to arrange interviews with the publishing team or chefs please contact:  

Lara Caraturo - Project Director | ph: 0410 609 709

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