October 2013 archive

Cookbook 53: fast food

This time we cooked from a book purporting to be all about fast food, that being food that is fast to prepare and cook versus fast food you might choose to purchase from a fast food venue.  There are many things wrong with this book, which means I really can’t recommend it unless you’re happy …

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Cookbook 52: the cook’s companion

This time I cooked from the much loved, and epic, the cook’s companion by stephanie alexandre, touted as “The complete book of ingredients and recipes for the Australian kitchen”.  It’s a great book, it is incredibly thorough and lists far more recipes than I’ll likely ever cook in my entire life.  It is aimed at …

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Cookbook 51: Cakes & Slices Cookbook

This week I cooked from one of my favourite cake cookbooks, the Australian Women’s Weekly, Cakes and Slices Cookbook (available second hand in places if you look for it).  I wanted to steal my mother’s copy of this book when I moved out of home I loved it so much, but she wouldn’t let me.  …

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Cookbook 50: The Top One Hundred Italian Dishes

A long time ago (about 1994), I discovered that DoubleDay would send you books fairly cheaply when you joined up, so I ordered this book, The Top One Hundred Italian Dishes, by Diane Seed.  It’s an interesting book, with all the pictures of food being hand drawn illustrations, which doesn’t help with some of the …

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