Left: Photo - Courtesy Allen & Unwin. Right: Photo - Therese Bourne

Charlotte Ree’s New Book Is Filled With Love Stories + Delicious Recipes

Heartbake is part memoir, part cookbook, as the local foodie shares her favourite recipes alongside some life lessons in love.

Christina Karras
3rd of May 2023

Home cook extraordinaire Charlotte Ree has built a following by sharing her delicious food and vulnerability online, so it’s no surprise her new book, Heartbake: A bittersweet memoir, is an extension of all that and more.

Dubbed a ‘heartfelt memoir of food, love and self-discovery’, the book is filled with intimate stories from Charlotte’s own life, tackling all things relationships – from good and bad dates, to divorce and navigating connections with friends and family.

Her writing is equal parts relatable and raw, sharing similarities to other beloved memoirs like Dolly Alderton’s Everything I Know About Love, but with the added bonus of 23 recipes!

‘The discovery of cooking for others again ignited something in me – it gave me meaning, and in some ways, it brought me back to life,’ Charlotte writes.

The book also invites readers to revel in the joy of sharing good food with strangers and significant others alike, as Charlotte shares some of her favourite recipes, including tips on how to create the perfect boiled egg, a luxurious lasagne, and her famous burnt Basque cheesecake.

Find beautiful food photography and bites of wisdom all wrapped up inside the beautiful egg-yolk yellow hardback cover!

Heartbake by Charlotte Ree (Allen & Unwin) is available at all good bookstores and online now.

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