I went to a cook book launch for Cook Book north/south. The book was entirely printed by hand on letter press giving it a very unique feel, quite different from the glossed up pages of today's cook books. The books were not bound , in fact they were simply separate pages sandwiched together by wooden plates - like the recipe cards from way back when.
Each section of the book was dedicated to a suburb in Melbourne - all with their own unique flavours, cultural influences and ingredients. Along with each suburb came a story - an anecdote from a resident of that suburb, and the recipes came with a story too. For me I liked the details of the pages, the little motifs under the recipes were super cute :) truly a special book for any Melbourne food lover.