I found this in a box of stuff Scott’s parents had given him, which had been sitting in the garage for some time. Hamlyn’s CookSmart, Easy Cooking Great Eating, Pasta, seems to be out of print in the edition I have (here), but I believe the first one I linked to is more or less the same.
Ok, a bit about the hiatus on this blog. I’ve finally finished studying a Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies and then travelling and then all the stress that Christmas and New Year brings into my life. Studying ate up so much of my time over the last two years, so very little cooking was done. There is a small pile of cookbooks on the floor next to my desk from the cooking I did do, and I have to struggle to remember what I did and did not like about the recipes, but at least I can write those up and then move to returning to my old habit of cooking interesting and tasty food each weekend until I run out of cookbooks (this is unlikely to ever happen).
So this book is a weird rectangular thing that is bound in one corner, really like a collection of paint swatches. It makes it annoying to use in the kitchen because the ingredients are on one side and the method for the recipe on the other side of the same “page”. When you’re cooking more than one pasta dish, that makes the whole thing more annoying. Though the recipes were tasty (I’ve made one again already), so I’m going to give this 3 out of 5 (would score higher if the format wasn’t so annoying).