Lentil as Anything: Food, Culture, Community
1st prize 'Best in the World'
Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2013
'Best Fundraising, Charity, Community Book in Pacific'
Winner Australia Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2012
'Best Fundraising, Charity, Community Book in Pacific'
Food, Culture, Community 

Hard-cover, 200pp
250mm x 220mm
ISBN: 9781921325212
RRP: $54.00 (standard edition)
November 2011

 National Australia Bank

Australia Council for the Arts

Lentil as Anything



Ilura Press and Lentil as Anything, with assistance from the National Australia Bank and the Australia Council for the Arts, are pleased to present a coffee-table cookbook with a difference!

Lentil as Anything: Food, Culture, Community is a publication celebrating food, writing, and cultural diversity—with profiles of key chefs at the Lentil as Anything restaurants, their favourite mouth-watering recipes, interviews with staff members, and writing from established Australian authors Arnold Zable, Alice Pung, Tara June Winch.

Through the lives, struggles, and triumphs of many wonderful people, Lentil as Anything: Food, Culture, Community captures the essence of community in a unique cultural and culinary work of exceptional depth.

Profit from sales of the book will be donated to Lentil as Anything to directly assist the many Lentil as Anything community projects.

SILVER standard edition

You can order a copy of the silver edition through our online bookshop, or become a Friend of Lentil as Anything, receiving this beautiful hard-cover collection as part of your membership.

GOLD limited edition

Each copy of the gold edition (only 100 printed) comes with a certificate signed by the founder of Lentil as Anything, Shanaka Fernando. To order a copy of the limited edition, please visit our online bookshop.

To view excerpts from the book, click on the images below:
Vegetable Lasagna by chef JayExcerpt story by Alice PungChef Profile ShaktiEggplant Salad by chef Ousmane
Lentil as Anything has helped shape our cultural identity
for more than a decade.