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Cookbook 168: Made in Italy with Silvia Colloca

Made in Italy with Silvia Colloca was a Christmas gift to me from Scott. We’d watched her TV show when it was on SBS and marvelled at how thin she stayed while eating such glorious food. The cookbook is a collection of recipes, and really gorgeous photos, from the Marche, Abruzzo and Molise provinces in …

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Cookbook 166: Have your bake & eat it

I’m not entirely sure where Have your bake & eat it by Casual Cooking came from. It was a book I cooked from in 2019 and then lost all the photos (and almost all the memories of) from, so I cooked from it again. It’s out of print now (the link above is an ebay …

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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 139: Cooking 4 Change

I backed Cooking 4 Change: 101 famous Kiwis share their favourite recipes by Dick Frizzell (with all profits going to charity) on Kickstarter. I wanted to love this book the same way I love some of the Kiwis who provided recipes (Sam Neil, Taika Waititi, Jacinda Arden, etc). It’s a great idea, get some famous …

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Cookbook 108: Crafternoon Tea recipe book

I supported this project on Pozible, and received a copy of Crafternoon Tea recipe book: a patchwork of delightful teatime treats, by Fossick Handmade.  Sadly it doesn’t look like this book is actually available for purchase online, you might want to check Fossick Handmade’s Facebook page and ask them if you want a copy. The …

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Cookbook 62: Favourite Cake Recipes

I was sick and busy, it was the last weekend of my holidays before I returned to work after Christmas, so I decided I’d make cakes – something easy that didn’t take too much time, and yet would be nice and tasty.  I found (and we don’t know who it belongs to in the house) …

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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 43: the food of spain: a journey for food lovers

This book is amazing, there is no other way to put it.  If you like Spanish food, or even simple to make, but incredibly delicious food, then I highly recommend the food of spain: a journey for food lovers.  Nothing in this book was wrong.  The recipes were all straightforward, there were no mistakes and …

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Cookbook 28: 500 Best-Ever Recipes Mediterranean

The text on the front cover of 500 Best-Ever Recipes Mediterranean includes, “Traditional, best-loved regional dishes from Morocco, Spain, Turkey, Greece, France and Italy…”.  This means that other Mediterranean countries such as Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, etc aren’t listed as being in this book, even though some of their recipes are. I also have …

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Cookbook 25: Bake: Celebrating the time-honoured tradition of home baking

I had a busy weekend, and so thought I’d do some baking, and I was bought a wonderful bench mixer by a fantastic group of people who love me, so I couldn’t not use it because that would be rude.  I chose to cook from the Australian Women’s Weekly, Bake: Celebrating the time-honoured tradition of …

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