Monthly Archives: June 2018

Heather Rose and Louise Allan giveaway

2018-06-26T10:51:52+10:00Categories: Giveaway|

Thanks to publisher Allen & Unwin, we have two giveaways from the Perth Writers' Festival. All you need to do to win is SUBSCRIBE to our Youtube channel, then SHARE on social media using the hashtags #WordofMouthTV #Heather Rose or #WordofMouthTV #LouiseAllan and tell the world why Word of Mouth TV is the freshest, hottest cooking and book show ever! You may enter as many times as you like - the winner will be chosen based on their creativity and originality.

In the hands of the Gods

2018-06-25T18:47:13+10:00Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Well, there’s never a dull moment at Word of Mouth TV. So much so, that we have turned our eyes heavenward recently, wondering if the Gods are, indeed, toying with us. We had only just finished filming seven amazing dinners with authors, most of the footage of which still needed to be edited, when our producer was offered a job just too good to resist. This was a potential disaster. Not only would our lovely Claire will be leaving us, but who would edit the remaining footage?

Louise Allan’s summer marshmallow pavlova

2018-06-25T18:06:27+10:00Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

Portrait of a recipe
Louise Allan decries herself as a cook, but believes she has mastered one dish: the Aussie pavlova. Laying down the gauntlet to Word of Mouth TV's own Kate Forsyth, she has provided her favourite pavlova recipe in what may shape up as something of a cook-off. The recipe that follows asks for bananas, passionfruit and strawberry - an irresistible (and I believe the best) summer combination - but you can top your pavlova with any delicious summer fruit.

Miles Franklin shortlist heads Stella femfest line-up

2018-06-25T17:07:01+10:00Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Welcome to the first instalment of Word of Mouth TV's industry news series, in which we summarise bookish news for the past fortnight, and flag upcoming events. If any of our subscribers hear anything on the grapevine, we'd love to hear from you. Just email us at, or contact us on our twitter feed @wordofmouth_T_V .

Heather Rose’s delicious warm lemon cake

2018-06-25T17:32:14+10:00Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

Portrait of a recipe
As part of Word of Mouth TV's Perth Writers' Festival series, we asked authors to provide their favourite recipes. Some of them loved cooking, others not so much, but all could lay claim to one recipe that they had made their own. Heather Rose loves a warm lemon and almond cake recipe that she borrowed from Nigella and revved up a touch. "I’m always experimenting with cake, so I took Nigella’s recipe and increased the almonds and the lemon," says Heather.

Our take on Jennifer Egan’s cherry pie

2018-06-17T10:16:28+10:00Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , |

Portrait of a recipe
Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan's husband is a brilliant cook, so she rarely enters the kitchen. That is, except, to bake. Jennifer has a soft-spot for baking, having inherited a very special pie pastry recipe from her grandmother.  We didn't press her to divulge her heirloom recipe and instead went straight to Jamie Oliver for inspiration for the pie crust, then scanned the web for a magnificent cherry filling, cherry being a favourite of Jennifer's.

Charles Dickens’ sage-and-onion roast goose

2018-06-25T16:43:54+10:00Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Iconic literary food moments
A Christmas Carol is one of Charles Dickens' most-loved and best-known novels. Tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions of people have either read the book or watched the film and cartoon adaptations that are broadcast globally each Christmas. Written in 1843 and originally titled A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being A Ghost Story of Christmas, it features a Christmas feast, the centrepiece of which was a goose stuffed with sage and onion.

Peach – Emma Glass

2018-06-04T16:58:08+10:00Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Sarah's review
Prepare to be surprised, puzzled and disoriented. Peach, by young debut author Emma Glass, is a vivid, visceral novella that opens in a nightmare. The protagonist Peach, staggers home after being assaulted, blood trickling down her legs, and the smell of her attacker on her skin. Nothing will ever be the same again. She has changed, but her reality hasn’t. Her assault stalks her waking life: it contaminates her work, home life and romance.