April 2013 archive

Apr 28

Cookbook 37: Lebanese Cookbook

This cookbook is the obviously named Lebanese Cookbook by Dawn, Elaine and Selwa Anthony.  This book was first published in 1978, mine in 1983, and the photos definitely show it.  The lack of stay fast blue in the printing process gives the book it’s 1970 Lileks appearance.  Thankfully none of the images take away from …

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Apr 08

Quick news

Just to let you all know that the Cook Book Project will be on a brief hiatus while I enjoy myself at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.  Cooking will resume on the 21st (if I am not completely wiped out from a late night party the night before) and in the meantime why don’t you …

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Apr 08

Cookbook 36: Secrets of the Beechworth Bakery

The Secrets of the Beechworth Bakery by Tom O’Toole with Lowell Tarling and Matthew McLaurin book styles itself as both a cookbook and a self help book.  In fact Dymocks (the link above) has the book in their “Biographies and Autobiographies” when they have it in stock.  This book has been superseded by “MORE Secrets …

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Apr 06

Cookbook 35: The Australian Women’s Weekly Family Favourites

It sits there looking at me, a beautiful picture on the cover of this book, The Australian Women’s Weekly Family Favourites, of macaroni and cheese with olives.  I’m all for macaroni and cheese, but want mine without olives because I’m not a fan.  But I did not buy this book for the macaroni and cheese …

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Apr 06

Cookbook 34: More Than One Way: Learning About Other Cultures Through Food

Back when I was in year 10 and I was very excited about being able to finally choose subjects that I was interested in learning, I chose a subject called International Food Technology.  The main reason I chose this subject was that it involved cooking every class, because I enjoyed cooking and wanted to do …

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