About Bill Granger

Bill Granger is a self-taught chef who inherited his calling from his family of butchers and bakers. He was born in Melbourne, Australia, and moved to Sydney for art school, though he soon shifted his focus from the easel to the kitchen. He opened his first restaurant, bills, at age 22 to celebrate the uncomplicated, laid-back cooking style he grew up with. He’s now the host of the Cooking Channel’s Bill’s Food and Bill’s Holiday as well as the author of more than a dozen cookbooks, including Simple Honest Food. @bill.granger

A white rectangular platter with a puff pastry tart filled with caramelized onions, feta cheese, and oregano.

Onion and Feta Cheese Tart

Sweet caramelized onions and Greek feta cheese make this tart an ideal companion with a salad. It’s especially easy with store-bought puff pastry.

A square of rustic cherry tart, topped with a dollop of whipped cream.

Rustic Cherry Tart

Purplish cherries sink into a rich, fragrant frangipane as they bake into sweet oblivion and contrast spectacularly with the crisp puff pastry crust. Sounds terrible, eh?

Two bangers and mash with cooked red onion in a bowl.

Bangers and Mash

You could call this sausages with mashed potatoes. But we sorta feel obliged to say bangers and mash. Faux British accent optional.

Poached Pears with Warm Coffee Sauce

Poached Pears with Warm Coffee Sauce

Simply stunning. Stunningly simple. Either way you look at it, these fancy pants pears are pretty much perfect after being poached in a cinnamon-infused syrup and napped with a coffee-infused caramel sauce.

Squares of blueberry tea cake topped with cream cheese frosting.

Blueberry Tea Cake

An irresistible tea cake that’s essentially dessert masquerading as breakfast, lunch, or pretty much any nosh time when you crave something sweet.

Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding

Hot Chocolate Puddings

These just-the-right-size cakes have a crisp, brownie-like surface, a moist, pudding-like center, and, lurking beneath, a blissful pool of fudge sauce.