When I say “make it your own,” I mean it!

A Dish for All Seasons is full of adaptable base recipes, so you can use whatever ingredients strike your fancy.

Each base recipe also comes with 4 seasonal variations, so you’ll never be short on inspiration.

Take these fruit tarts! We’ve got:

berry custard (summer)
passionfruit chocolate (fall)
citrus cheesecake (winter)
rhubarb pretzel cream (spring)

+ instructions to create your own!

4 fruit tarts, each representing one season (clockwise: berries, passion fruit, grapefruit, and rhubarb for summer, fall, winter, spring)

Since you can cook every base recipe anytime, those well-loved tomato-stained pages won’t languish through the long winter.

And you’ll never find yourself bringing home a mountain of fennel bulbs, with no idea what to do besides roast them for the thousandth time.

(*Ahem*, make this delicious honey mustard fennel slaw with parsley and pomegranates instead!)

4 salads on a white table cloth at a picnic surrounded by grass and fall leaves

Go to the market, see what inspires you, and then crack open A Dish for All Seasons to find something deliciously creative. Scribble in the margins with your own ideas, or cook your way through my favorites.

Spend less time planning, and more time enjoying!

herbs in little jars

What folks are saying:

“In this impressive debut, Cardamom and Tea blogger Pauline provides readers with ‘a repertoire of easily adaptable recipes’ that showcase seasonal produce […] Home cooks who like to color outside the lines will find plenty of inspiration.” –Publishers Weekly

“With easy-to-follow instructions and tips for pairing different ingredients, flavours and textures, the recipes, Pauline hopes, provide the entry point to a new way of cooking that’s both flexible and fun.” –The Sunday Post

Featured in Melbourne Food and Wine

“She presents 26 recipes each with four variations based on the season. Along with the recipe, she also provides simple instructions and formulas to create your own dishes. Best of all, these are dishes you will actually make. These are regular basis, easy weekday staples such as oatmeal, hummus, quesadillas, sheet-pan dinners, and penne pasta with meatballs… but with a seasonal twist.” –Leite’s Culinaria

“With her debut cookbook A Dish For All Seasons, Kathryn is not only showing us how to make the most of the ingredients we have now – and which dishes to use them in – but also offering different twists on each dish to suit summer, autumn, winter and spring.” –Stylist

“Kathryn Pauline, a Saveur award-winning writer, provides a meal-making approach suitable for all levels of kitchen wizardry. Beginners can develop fluency through repeating familiar go-tos with simple twists, while those with kitchen skills will jump at the opportunity to improvise within constraints. ‘Use what you’ve got’ is advice that never grows old, and this book puts a clever, adaptable spin on it.” –Influencer News Magazine

A Dish for All Seasons by Melbourne writer Kathryn Pauline seems like it could be a workhorse in the right home cook’s kitchen” –Stained Page News

“a brilliantly useful concept” –BookPage

“This book, perfect for beginning cooks, will empower users to perfect a simple base (pancakes, roast chicken, frittata) while inspiring them to incorporate seasonal produce in creative and flavorful ways. With beautiful, full-color photographs to enhance each section, A Dish for All Seasons makes a gorgeous gift—with tasty meals guaranteed to follow.” –Sara Beth West

“beautiful […] It actually makes the coming fall seem okay!” –Maureen Abood

“Kathryn’s food photography is showcased throughout the book, but I especially love the concept. Kathryn takes simple base recipes, and shows you how to utilize seasonal produce to cook those dishes anytime of the year. So no matter what you’re cooking, you’ll learn to think on your feet and adapt recipes to your needs.” –Abeer Najjar

“I love that instead of the usual structured recipe cookbook, you get a more inspirational cookbook that teaches you to improvise.” –Quin Liburd

“I can already tell it’s going to get so much use in my kitchen! I love that it includes so many combinations and substitutions, and it’s focused entirely on seasonal veg.” –Renate Bakes

“Her recipes are inventive, fun, and imaginative.” –The Well Seasoned Librarian

“This cookbook is really unique—I’ve never seen anything like it. […] You get a ton of recipes out of just one cookbook.” –Hetal Vasavada

“On the one hand this book is traditional […], but on the other hand, the whole premise of this book is to play around with different flavors, and not just stick to just one version of a dish.” –Antonio Tahhan

“I cannot wait to cook from this incredible cookbook.” –Mai Kakish