RecipeTin Eats Cookbook: Dinner (2024)

My debut cookbook is here! Incredibly, it was just awarded Australian Book of the Year and made the New York Times Best Sellers list. Yes, a cookbook with a dog on the cover!

According to people in the know, Dinner is:

I’m still pinching myself – is this really happening??

About the book

After talking about it for months, after all the blood, sweat and tears (literally!), my debut cookbook has arrived!

“The food you want to cook, eat and share, night after night”, aptly named “Dinner” (no exclamation mark, much to my dismay), this cookbook contains over 130 recipes plus 44 sides, sauces and other extras. It’s pretty hefty and bigger than typical cookbooks!

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“……in her first cookbook, Nagi brings us the ultimate curation of new and favourite RecipeTin Eats recipes – from comfort food (yes, cheese galore), to fast and easy food for weeknights, Mexican favourites, hearty salads, Asian noodles, and treats for festive occasions.”

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With a focus on quick and easy food for weeknights plus a sprinkle of special treats for festive occasions, the recipes use easy-to-find ingredients and naturally include what my publisher calls “Nagi’s famously helpful notes”. 😂

And of course a good dose of Dozer, who has been crowned Australia’s best-loved food tester!!!

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Here’s a little look at the crown-jewel of the book: Beef Wellington. With this highly anticipated recipe I’ve cracked the code for the perfect Beef Wellington – medium-rare from edge-to-edge with a perfect crispy base. See proof in the recipe video!

Extensively tested by yours truly (over 35 times!), my team and independent recipe testers, this is a recipe I’m really, really proud of. By far the most (well, only!) technically-challenging recipe in my cookbook!

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Recipe index

Click the images below to view full size pages to browse the full recipe index. There’s 130 recipes plus 44 extras – sides, sauces, salad dressings, rice, breads!

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FAQ – “Dinner” cookbook

  1. How many recipes are inside? Over 150! 130 mains plus 44 essential extras – sides, sauces, breads. It’s a pretty big cookbook!

  1. What type of recipes are they?

    • Everyday recipes The vast majority (say, 85%) are what I’d call “everyday recipes”. Straightforward but mouthwatering food made with easily accessible ingredients.

    • Cuisines covered – 20% of the recipes are Asian / Asian-influenced. Then there’s a whole chapter on Mexican (I adore Mexican food!), a sprinkle of French and Mediterranean, plus a dusting of Middle Eastern dishes. The balance are other good ol’ traditional Western favourites.

    • Gluten-free – Approximately 1/3 of the recipes are gluten-free, including those made GF with very simple, common substitutes.

    • Meat-free recipes – Approximately 25%. (Are you shocked?? 😂 I was. It wasn’t intentional!)

    • Calorie-conscious – Most of my recipes are well-balanced sensible meals. I was not raised cooking with vast amounts of cream or butter!

    • How many with cheese? – I decline to answer …

    • Special occasion recipes – A sprinkle of true showstopper dishes for festive occasions and leisurely Sunday suppers!

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  1. Are they all new recipes?? Most are brand new recipes created especially for the cookbook! By popular demand, I’ve also included some reader favourites from my website.

  2. Photos! Does every recipe have one? YES! Well, all the full recipes do. I couldn’t fit in a photo for all the little extras!

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  1. Did you do all the photos yourself? All but 2 of the recipe photos were photographed by me, in my home, in a makeshift studio shown below. The garbage bags to block the light are stylish, aren’t they??? I might even remove them one day and upgrade to blinds!

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  1. What about the videos?? You filmed them all yourself? YES! One of the (additional) downsides of having such chubby little hands is that it is IMPOSSIBLE to find a hand double. 😩 Which means I can’t outsource my recipe videos. It’s all me!

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  1. When will your cookbook be available overseas?? It’s available right now in the US, Canada, UK and Ireland! To buy, see the links at the top and bottom of this page. Stay tuned for announcements as it becomes available in more countries …

  2. Are the recipes in imperial or metric? It depends on the region.

    The Australian, New Zealand, UK and Ireland editions are in metric measurements (millilitres, kilograms and centimetres) as well as cups (where relevant).

    The US and Canadian edition are in imperial cups, ounces (weight and fluid), pounds and inches. I know this will not suit all Canadian readers and I am sorry. However, including both imperial and metric would make the ingredients lists very cluttered, to the point that I felt it compromised readability. So I made the tough decision to include only imperial measurements. The result is a more streamlined design which I really love!

    However, it is worth noting that most measurements in the US/Canadian edition are in cups and teaspoons, and a conversion chart has been included in the book.

    In addition to measurements, ingredients have been renamed as appropriate. For example,cilantrorather thancoriander, bell peppersinstead ofcapsicum.Also, ingredient accessibility has been considered.

  3. Signings!? Book tour!!? Book signing events are being organised in Australia! I will announce them when dates and locations are locked in.

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  1. How much did you cook for this cookbook? I cooked over 1,600 dishes. SO MUCH COOKING! Every recipe in the cookbook was made a minimum of 7 times. Here is a typical workflow:

    • Recipe creation, then made again at least twice more. Some recipes (such as Beef Wellington) took more than 30 iterations to finalise!

    • Passed on to team members to test and taste – made at least once, but usually twice or more (to refine)

    • Tested by at least one other independent recipe tester (most recipes were tested by two testers)

    • Made again for the photos. At least once. Some recipes took 4+ reshoots!😭

    • Then again to film the recipe video!

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A big thank you!

Making “Dinner” was a wonderful experience but also the hardest project I have undertaken in my working life. To say that I underestimated the work involved and the pressure I would put on myself to do the very best I can would be an understatement!

I’m so proud of my cookbook, and I know that I have given it my all.

But there is no doubt in my mind Dinner would not be what it is if it weren’t for the wonderful messages of support I received from readers as I shared my experience throughout the making of Dinner. You made me strive to do the very best I could.

So thank you. From the bottom of my heart, it truly meant the world to me.

– Nagi (& Dozer) xx

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Where to get your copy of “Dinner”

Stay tuned! Announcements coming soon…

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How does Nagi make money? ›

' The majority of Nagi's earnings come from digital display ads on her website and the rest comes from being an 'influencer' on social media, with fees for appearances and presentations included. She also receives a small income from the sales of her recipe eBooks.

What nationality is Nagi? ›

Born in Japan but raised in Sydney, Nagi discovered her love (and talent) for cooking after parting ways with her first flat mate, who had a very 'different' palate to her. The menu consisted of basics like rissoles, cheap snags and packet gravy powder, and spaghetti bolognese.

What are the 7 questions of a cookbook reviewer? ›

Here's my questions–who knows, maybe they'll help you the next time you're having brain freeze in the Cookbooks section.
  • Question 1: Is it useful? ...
  • Question 2: Is it thoughtful? ...
  • Question 3: Is it new? ...
  • Question 4: Does it tell a story? ...
  • Question 5: Is it well-designed? ...
  • Question 6: Is it focused?
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How many books has Nagi sold? ›

Australia's robust appetite for cookbooks showed little sign of being sated last year as readers gobbled up more than 253,000 copies of Nagi Maehashi's RecipeTin Eats: Dinner to make it the country's bestselling title in 2023, according to figures from Nielsen BookScan.

Why did Nagi leave? ›

Where Reo wanted to remain by Nagi's side, Nagi wanted to keep moving forwards in his soccer and actively pursued new opportunities to improve, such as when he decided to join Isagi and Bachira's team in the Second Selection, leaving Reo.

Who is the highest paid food blogger? ›

Who Is the Richest Food Blogger? The highest-earning food blog out there is Pinch of Yum. According to a recent report from January 2023, the blog income reached over 10 million dollars last year. While that is clearly a lot higher than any average professional food blogger's salary, it is still something to aspire to.

Who is Nagi married to? ›

He's a teenage boy from Megurogawa Academy who has a crush on Hiro Segawa, was arranged to be married to Erika Amano, and is the adoptive brother of Sachi Umino, the son of Namie Umino and Yohei Umino, the biological son of Souichiro Amano and Ritsuko Amano, the biological older brother of Sousuke Amano, and the ...

What is Nagi age? ›

Anime Discussion. I assumed Nagi and Reo were Isagi's age, but when I looked on the BL wiki pages, it lists Nagi as 16 (Rin's age) and Reo as 17.

Where does Nagi live? ›

Arguably Australia's most beloved home cook, Nagi Maehashi has made a splash on the Sydney property market with the purchase of a $7 million home in Hunters Hill.

What are 4 things to notice when reading a recipe beforehand? ›

Cooking Basics: How to Read A Recipe
  • Read the Recipe, Start to Finish.
  • Check Ingredients and Equipment.
  • Brush up on Common Cooking Terms.
  • Set your own Time Clock.
  • Master Do-ahead Tasks.
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What should the first page of a cookbook be? ›

A FREE Title Page will be the first page of your cookbook. It will include your cookbook title and subtitle, as well as your organization's name and address. A FREE Table of Contents will follow your personal pages and precede your recipes.

How many recipes should you have in a cookbook? ›

The standard expectation is that a cookbook should have between 70 and 100 recipes, but larger compendiums have at least 200. Think carefully about how many you want to include.

Who is the author of RecipeTin Eats? ›

Nagi Maehashi is the Owner and Publisher of RecipeTin Eats, a recipe website launched in 2014 that quickly became one of the most widely read in Australia.

Does Nagi have a cookbook? ›

This large format book is beautifully put together. There's 150+ recipes on 376 pages, covering an enormous range of cuisines with stunning photos by Nagi. You'll find Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Swedish, Mexican, Greek, Aussie, Indian, Middle Eastern, Korean, American, Italian and more, with dinners and desserts.

What is the most sold book franchise in the world? ›

Having sold more than 600 million copies worldwide, Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling is the best-selling book series in history. The first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, has sold in excess of 120 million copies, making it one of the best-selling books of all time.

How is Nagi so good? ›

Because of his natural sense for controlling the ball with his own body, Nagi is a truly prodigal talent, being one of the top players in Blue Lock despite only having recently started playing football, shortly before the program.

How much money do food bloggers make? ›

$40,000 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers. $50,000 is the 75th percentile.

How do food creators make money? ›

Affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing is one of the most popular ways to make money as a food blogger, indeed as any blogger. Recommend products you love and use affiliate links to earn a commission on sales made through your blog. This can include kitchen tools, ingredients, or food-related services.

Does Nagi live alone? ›

History. Nagi was born in 2011 to Megumi Amano in Tokyo, Japan. Nothing much is known about his father, but it is likely that he died or divorced Megumi prior to the events of 2020. After losing his mother to a fatal illness, Nagi was supported financially by Hina as the two were forced to live alone.

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