Sally James

Sally James is an award-winning Australian chef, author, educator, television presenter and an ambassador for Australian food & wine whose books and recipes have won international acclaim for food & wine pairing, health and creativity. Sally is the author of eighteen books, including her best-selling Simply Healthy—winner of the prestigious World Cookbook Awards, Versailles, France, 1999 for Best Health Cookbook, Fresh and Healthy–Winner of the 2001 IACP International Cookbook Award in the Health category, Simply Sensational, a finalist for the IACP Award in 2003, and the Australian Heart Foundation Cookbook. She has been a guest chef and lecturer for the American Heart Association, the Culinary Institute of America, Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, COPIA, Draeger's and Publix Markets, the American Institute of Food and Wine, and Johnson & Wales Universities across the United States. James continues to do guest appearances on television and radio in the US and Canada, including a recurring guest spot on ABC television’s popular View from the Bay in San Francisco. James is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the American Institute of Wine & Food, the Food Media Club of Australia, and Slow Food USA.

Articles & Recipes by Sally James


Individual Mango and Kiwi Pavlovas – Creamed filled meringues


"A light meringue with a soft filling makes the base for these light and lush desserts filled with cream and fruit. "

Haricot Vert, Macadamia and Prosciutto Wraps


"Rustic and fresh, with a lemon and olive oil dressing, these wraps are made simply by wrapping a mixture of blanched green beans, greens, macadamias and parmesan in long slices prosciutto – belissimo! "

Guinness Fruit Cake


"A rich, moist and succulent fruit cake that will keep for several months, and improve with age! Made with plump dried fruit, and a cake mix with Guinness and treacle, it’s perfect for Christmas. "

Grilled Vegetable Salad with Toasted Almonds and Goat Cheese


"Seasonal vegetables are grilled on the barbecue and served tossed with a simple rustic dressing."

Gravlax with Beet Relish and Dill Crème


"An appetizer or even a great light lunch served on a slice of rye bread, this dish layers succulent slices of gravlax with a dill crème and fresh beet relish. Wasabi tobiko is an optional exquisite burst of flavor to cap it all off. "

Gingerbread Cookies


If you’re going to have gingerbread, it’s worth the extra effort and fun to make into smile bringing shapes, whether “people” or animals, or whatever your kids have up their sleeves!

Gazpacho Shooters with Herbed Mascarpone


"For a light fresh start to a meal, or in large glasses for lunch, this gazpacho is best when tomatoes are at their peak."

Five Spice Pork and Fennel Salad


"A meal in a salad, this dish surrounds the pork with Chinese 5-spice and sweet honey, with crisp, zesty salad flavors from citrus segments, shaved fennel and cucumber, and a fresh burst of mint."

Fish Cakes with Sweet Chili and Mango Sauce


"Crisp fish cakes made with any variety of seafood, or your own designer mixture, are served with a sweet, tangy sauce with a bite of heat from sweet chili sauce. Perfect with a salad and baguette for a casual family meal! "

Fattoush with Lamb Skewers


"A Middle Eastern fresh herb salad with vegetables and toasted pita bread is the setting for some spiced lamb kebabs, Sumac can be purchased from specialty delicatessens and gourmet stores. Serve drizzled with a fresh yogurt and goat cheese dressing."

Chicken with Plum Relish


Moist and tender pan roasted chicken is topped with a rich red relish made with plums and red wine. A simple dish to make that looks absolutely stunning, and works well with some green beans, asparagus, or just a simple salad.

Buffalo Burger with Harvest Relish


"Burgers made from ground buffalo, are made deluxe with the delightful crunch of macadamias and fresh herbs."

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