Comfort food: Guinness beef stew

“Some foods are so comforting, so nourishing of body and soul, that to eat them is to be home again after a long journey. To eat such a meal is to remember that, though the world is full of knives and storms, the body is built for kindness. The angels, who know no hunger, have never been as satisfied.” ― Eli Brown, Cinnamon and Gunpowder If it’s comfort food you’re after, this dish is just the ticket. The perfect recipe for a chilly autumn evening, this stew will definitely warm you from the inside out. It works best if left to simmer for awhile, so set aside a lazy weekend afternoon to really let it develop in flavour. Bonus side dish suggestion: BOOKPLATE chef Nat recommends a hearty serve

The value of self-love

"For me, the most inspiring women I have in my life are ones that emanate self-love – it’s as if they glow and encourage everyone around them to do the same. It's through this encouragement and display of self-pride and individuality that they are leaders." – Ashley St George At BOOKPLATE, we believe strongly in empowering and encouraging people, especially women, to be all that they can be. Today we’re sharing a fantastic article penned recently by one of our talented staff. Ashley St George wears many hats: not only is she our resident food stylist, responsible for many of the beautiful creations you see served up at BOOKPLATE each day, but she photographs and writes for both the BOOKPLAT

What's in a menu?

Putting together a menu at BOOKPLATE is never a random matter. As a café that serves up to 400 meals per day, in everything we do we try to

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BOOKPLATE is located at the National Library of Australia, Canberra ACT, Australia