Category: Recipe

Cookbook 153: One Knife, One Pot, One Dish

My Saturday didn’t go to plan. I was going to make a couple of masks and then cook from One Knife, One Pot, One Dish by Stephane Reynaud, a cookbook I bought with reward and recognition money from my workplace. The idea of being able to easily cook a couple of dishes, not make too …

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Cookbook 152: Simply Italian: Cooking at home with the Chiappa Sisters

I bought Simply Italian: Cooking at home with the Chiappa Sisters by Michela, Emanuela and Romina Chiappa at the start of the pandemic, and because I had seen their show, well Michela Chiappa’s show Simply Italian. And that show really really annoys me, because Michela keeps talking about how she and at least one of …

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Cookbook 151: Polska – New Polish Cooking

I bought Polska: New Polish Cooking by Zuza Zak because I wanted Pierogi recipes. And then it took me ages to get around to making them, and sadly I haven’t yet made them again. Not all the dishes were successful when cooking from this recipe book, and I know how to fix the one that …

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Cookbook 150: Nigellissima

Nigellissima: Instant Itality Inspiration by Nigella Lawson was a Christmas gift from a very dear friend, and what an amazing book. My copy is second hand and so will differ from the relaunched version I’ve linked to above in font and photos and possibly layout, but that doesn’t really matter. This book is great and …

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Cookbook 149: Our Korean Kitchen

A few years and a few employers ago, I worked near a little Korean restaurant in the CBD, and I went there often enough that the owner would greet me personally and do everything he could to make sure that my lunch friends and I could find somewhere to sit (including moving other patrons). And …

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Cookbook 148: Essentials of Slow Cooking

I bought Williams-Sonoma Essentials of Slow Cooking some when, clearly when I was thinking about slow cooking, and now, finally, I have cooked from this book. And it’s a real shame that I waited this long, because the book is amazing. I like that it provides both stove and slow cooker options for every recipe …

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Cookbook 147: Now for something sweet

It was the start of lock down (a million years ago) and there was concern about everyone who had a book launch around this time because suddenly there were no events, and how would people know about all these great books. One of the books launched was Now for Something Sweet by the Monday Morning …

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Cookbook 146: The Monet Cookbook: Recipes from Giverny

I bought The Monet Cookbook: Recipes from Giverny for Scott when I was at the Musée d’Orsay last year (2019). It’s a collection of 80 of Monet’s recipes (as taken from his own recipe journals), from his home in Giverny, France. Alongside the recipes are prints of Monet’s art, photographs of Monet and his family, …

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Cookbook 145: Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook

My wonderful Scott bought me Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook: Strategies, Recipes, and Techniques of Classic Bistro Cooking for my birthday. It’s a fantastic book. Bourdain starts up by insulting you (the reader) in the introduction: This book aims to be a field manual to strategy and tactics, which means that in the following pages, …

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Cookbook 144: Slow Cooker: The complete collection

I bought Slow Cooker: The complete collection by the Australian Women’s Weekly from Aldi where it was on sale. Like all modern AWW cookbooks it says that it is triple tested, and that it contains “200 of our best slow cooker recipes together”. I love slow cooked food, it’s tender, tasty and means that you …

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