Can You Create A Restaurant Feel At Home?

Grace's Baked Figs

Grace's Baked Figs

“A Restaurant Feel At Home?  I’m Not a Chef You Know…”

In The Butcher Who Bakes, Grace shows us how to create a restaurant feel in your own home by using some easy presentation ideas that will have your guests thinking that you have been cooking for days.

Some of the things she covers is how to create those beautiful looking desserts that have the chocolate swirls, the icing sugar dusting and the syrups that make it all look and taste so delicious.

Then there is the overall appeal of the table, where she covers how important levels are in the presentation of your food and goes into great detail to explain how to create the different levels.

Publisher, Hayley Solich’s Experience at Grace’s Home:

I remember being hosted by Grace for my wedding anniversary.  Grace had invited my husband and I to come and stay overnight in her upstairs guest room.  Well I have to say how delighted we were from the moment we arrived until the moment we left.  It sincerely was like staying in a five star hotel.  Firstly, when we arrived the table was laid so beautifully…serviettes, placemates, unusually shaped bowls and plates (all white but creatively mix and matched), lovely fruit cocktails that were colourful to greet us and a three course meal to die for!

The food was seamless…no sooner had we finished one course than the next appeared.  I marvelled that a woman who is as busy as Grace could prepare all this food for us.

Then there was the spa room…beautifully candle-lit, with a tray of fruit cut up in bite sized pieces, with more fruit cocktails and heart shaped chocolates.

Then there was the upstairs guest room, with it’s beautiful towels, bathrobes, slippers and gifts waiting for us.  The heart chocolates and flowers were so beautiful.

What I learned through this one night at Grace’s house will stay with me for a lifetime.  When you take the time and effort to do a few small things…like having towels laid out on the bed or the table laid so beautifully, it really does send a message to your guest about how you feel about them.

However, it wasn’t until I started working on the book with Grace that I realised how she is able to do this.  It  is because she makes the most of pre-packaged foods that don’t compromise on nutrition, taste or presentation.  I sincerely could not have told the difference if I hadn’t been told because the food looked and tasted sensational.

In The Butcher Who Bakes, Grace shares the knowledge acquired through 35 years of hosting people, of cooking for them and catering.  There is so much wisdom to be learned from this book and already many are saying to me, “How clever.  I never thought of that.”

Purchase your copy now…a great Christmas or birthday gift…available in soft or hard cover.


Semi-Boneless Roast Chicken

A demonstration of how to bone a chicken for a semi-boneless roast chicken.

Bonus recipe…No Bake Chocolate Log

Enjoy Grace’s wonderful No Bake Chocolate Log…it tastes amazing!


1 packet plain chocolate cookies
3 cups whipped cream
Half cup of icing sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla essence
1 jar of chocolate sprinkles
Red cherries to glaze
4-6 Holly leaves for decoration


  1. Whip the cream, icing sugar and vanilla together until the cream is firm.
  2. Sandwich the biscuits together with the cream until the desired length of the log is attained.
  3. Coat completely with the remaining cream.
  4. Sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles and decorate with Holly.
  5. Add some colour with glazed red cherries.
  6. Set in fridge overnight.
  7. When serving, cut the log on an angle.

Caramelised Pears

Great food is what Grace does best. Check out her Caramelised Pears video. The recipe will be included in the cookbook, “The Butcher Who Bakes” to be released in August 2011.

Pre-Sales of The Butcher Who Bakes


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The Butcher Who Bakes cookbook has been launch at Friends Restaurant at the Hyatt Hotel and will feature at the Royal Show in Perth, 1st week of October 2011.

The book is now available for sale, and contains:

  • 48 of Grace’s favourite recipes
  • 8 table setting ideas
  • and special Butcher’s Tips bonus section with knife care and meat cuts and the women who have inspired Grace.

The Butcher Who Bakesfeatures recipes that any person can cook…you don’t have to be skilled at cooking to be able to follow Grace’s recipes, as they come with step-by-step photos of the method and use products that are in most pantry cupboards or are easily accessible at your local continental deli.

A fantastic resource for every kitchen, the guide is designed for both men and women and is the culmination of over 35 years of entertaining experience.

“Grace is definitely the hostess with the mostest and her philosophy for cooking is simple…great food that is easy to make, tastes fabulous and looks sensational,” says publisher, Hayley Solich.

“Being a butcher, you will love Grace’s butchers tips throughout the cookbook, whether it is how to spot a great cut of meat or which cut will best suit what style of cooking, you will love her perspective.

“And you will also enjoy Grace’s anecdotes from her life as a butcher…a little about the woman behind the cookbook and the amazing people that have graced her table.  This really is so much more than just a cookbook…it’s a complete entertaining guide on how to entertain with grace.”


At $19.95 plus postage for the soft cover version, the cookbook is both affordable and great value, so don’t miss out.  Buy your copy now and we’ll mail it to you as soon as it arrives from the printers.

The Butcher Who Bakes Cookbook – Soft Cover

And if you want something a bit more special, perhaps to give as a birthday gift or for Christmas, we are offering a limited number of hard cover copies, complete with ribbon so you can bookmark your favourite recipe, gift boxed and ready to give for just $29.99.

The Butcher Who Bakes – Hard Cover Gift Boxed


Be the first to own your copy of The Butcher Who Bakes as we are confident it will sell quickly.


The Butcher Who Bakes has been sponsored by…

Meat & Livestock Australia

Master Butchers Limited

Canon Foods

Foodworks Fresh at Forrestfield

L J Hooker Thornlie

The Creaticians


Stellar Visions

Studio Classique

and 6PR Radio Station


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