Tag: potatoes

Cookbook 156: Minnie’s Taste of Mediterranean Delight

I bought Minnie’s Taste of Mediterranean Delight by Farah Khairat and Omneya Minnie Negm at the Islamic Museum in Preston on their open day a couple of years ago. As always I’m a sucker for a cookbook, and the aims of this one appealed to me (from the link above) Firstly, its authors are Omneya …

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Cookbook 155: The Book of Lost Recipes: The Best Signature Dishes from Historic Restaurants Rediscovered

The Book of Lost Recipes: The Best Signature Dishes From Historic Restaurants Rediscovered by Jaya Saxena was a Christmas present from very dear friends of mine, and it’s really interesting. The book is a collection of recipes from US restaurants that have closed down but that were once very popular. There is a bit 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 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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Rewriting another recipe – Lamb racks with potatoes and cherry tomatoes

So I found some lamb racks going cheaply and looked for a recipe that was simple (given my household has the plague currently) and tasty. I was cooking for 3, because only the three meat-eaters were at home. This recipe should be pretty easy to scale. The recipe below is inspired by this one by …

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Cookbook 133: The Complete Middle Eastern Cookbook

The Complete Middle Eastern Cookbook by Tess Mallos had been on my wish list for some time.  When I saw it for sale for a very reasonable chance I bought it immediately.  The reason it was on my wish list?  It has a section on Yemeni food, a cuisine I fell in love with when …

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Cookbook 127: The International Garlic Cookbook

So I’ve been busy, too busy to cook regularly and too busy to blog about what I have cooked.  My new years resolution for 2017 is to cook more and to blog about it quicker, though this might require me to be less busy.  We’ll see how it goes.  And Happy New Year for 2017.  …

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Cookbook 126: The Crazy Dumplings Cookbook

I ended up with The Crazy Dumplings Cookbook by Amanda Roberts when I backed her second volume of dumpling recipes on Kickstarter.  I like dumplings a lot, and I was intrigued by the idea that you really can fill dumplings with almost everything and they still taste amazing.  Naturally I went with the non-standard dumpling …

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Cookbook 124: The Working Cook: Quick recipes for busy people

I found The Working Cook: Quick recipes for busy people, by Carina Cooper, in Coburg’s Little Free Library.  I was lucky, because after I found this book and took it home, someone set the Little Free Library on fire, and everything was destroyed.  It’s since been restored, and I need to drop by again and …

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Cookbook 120: Italian Moms: Spreading their art to every table

I supported Italian Moms: Spreading their art to every table on Kickstarter because it sounded so sweet.  A son helping his recently widowed mother put together a cookbook of her (and some of her friends’) favourite recipes in order to remain financially independent.  The book is peppered with stories about growing up in Italy, moving …

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