Tag: pilaf

Aug 22

Cookbook 115: Curry: Fragrant dishes from India, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia

I bought Curry: Fragrant dishes from India, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia after flipping through my sister’s copy when I was visiting her for lunch.  It looked interesting, I like curries, and my sister said that the recipes she’d made from it were quite tasty.  So of course I wanted to try it out. I was …

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Jan 26

Cookbook 101: Steam Cooking

We got Steam Cooking: 100 delicious and healthy food recipes for all steamers by Jenny Stacey forever and ever ago.  I cooked one dish from it once, but never really touched it again, and the recipes I made from this this time reminded me why.  Because we were eating with 2 vegetarians I steamed some …

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Dec 29

Cookbook 59: The Complete Book of Herbs and Spices

I bought this book decades ago, when I was young and my biggest garden dream was to have a herb garden of edible and medicinal plants.  The Complete Book of Herbs and Spices by Sarah Garland talks about identifying herbs, growing them, which bits are for what and stuff.  I remember reading through the plant …

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Nov 04

Cookbook 55: Classic Indian: Easy, delicious and authentic recipes

This recipe book is Classic Indian: Easy, delicious and authentic recipes, with a forward by Rafi Fernandez (out of print).  I didn’t find the recipes delicious or as a result overly authentic.  They used all the right spices, but still somehow managed to make food that was quite dull, so they either used the right …

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Sep 10

Cookbook 48: The bon appétit fast easy fresh cookbook

A long time ago, before I went on holidays, and before the rush to be ready for holidays, say farewell to people, and pack… I cooked from Barbara Fairchild’s The bon appétit fast easy fresh cookbook (I’m not sure what should be capitalised or not).  The food was delicious, but the recipes were very US …

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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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