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Alternative title: Cooking with Baz : How I Got to Know My Father
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Cooking with Baz
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'"Baz and my culinary tastes had, like virtually everything in our lives, moved in different directions. He was a meat and three veg kind of bloke. Me, well, I didn't know what kind of bloke I was."

Sean's dad, Baz, believes in making the most of the good things in life - beer, races and footy. Sean is a studious, birdwatching kind of guy. When Sean's mum, Di, starts treatment for cancer, it is cooking, of all things, that brings father and son together. Baz starts whipping up Japanese fish parcels and braised lamb shanks with polenta to tempt Di's flagging post-chemo appetite and Sean is impressed.

'When Baz gets the bad news that a lifetime of drinking and smoking has caught up with him, it's suddenly Sean's turn in the kitchen . . .

'As much about the changing landscape of Australian male culture as it is about losing loved ones, Cooking with Baz will make you laugh and get a lump in your throat, often at the same time. And you'll think about what "family" really means.' (From the publisher's website.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2009 .
      Extent: 325p.
      Description: illus., ports
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: July 2009.
      ISBN: 9781741752731

Works about this Work

From Birdwatcher to Death-Watcher Michael McGirr , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 19 September 2009; (p. 23)

— Review of Cooking with Baz Sean Dooley , 2009 single work autobiography
Humour Lightens a Painful Journey of Discovery Michael McGirr , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15-16 August 2009; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Cooking with Baz Sean Dooley , 2009 single work autobiography
Untitled Rick Sullivan , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 August 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Cooking with Baz Sean Dooley , 2009 single work autobiography
Untitled Rick Sullivan , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 August 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Cooking with Baz Sean Dooley , 2009 single work autobiography
Humour Lightens a Painful Journey of Discovery Michael McGirr , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15-16 August 2009; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Cooking with Baz Sean Dooley , 2009 single work autobiography
From Birdwatcher to Death-Watcher Michael McGirr , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 19 September 2009; (p. 23)

— Review of Cooking with Baz Sean Dooley , 2009 single work autobiography
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