Tag: rice

Jan 02

Cookbook 129: The Complete Asian Cookbook: indonesia malaysia & singapore

I have problems with a book styling itself as The Complete Asian Cookbook: indonesia malaysia & singapore (by Charmaine Solomon) because that’s not all of Asia, even if it is a part of Asia whose food I really enjoy.  Oddly enough there are twice as many recipes for Indonesia than there are for Malaysia and …

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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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Jul 20

Cookbook 114: the Bowler’s Meatball Cookbook: Ballsy Food. Ballsy Flavours

James spotted this book at a friend’s house and browsed through it while they were making him some dinner.  He fell in love instantly and texted me to say that I had to buy the Bowler’s Meatball Cookbook by Jez Felwick as it was full of delicious recipes.  He was right. Despite the title, the …

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Apr 26

Cookbook 105: Paella! Spectacular Rice Dishes from Spain

I bought Paella! Spectacular Rice Dishes from Spain by Penelope Casas some years ago when I thought it’d be nice to learn how to cook Spanish food.  I didn’t have a paella pan at the time so this book sat on my shelf waiting for the moment when I got one. That happened to be …

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Apr 07

Cookbook 103: Sensational Salad Recipes

This was Scott’s book.  Yes, there is that tricky past tense.  I cannot recommend this book to anyone.  I mean, salads are nice, but these salads are boring for the most part, and I’ve found much better salads in other recipe books.  Anyway, at some point Family Circle released Sensational Salad Recipes, and with a …

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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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Jan 26

Cookbook 100: Eat Well on $4/Day: Good and Cheap

This is another recent kickstarter project, Eat Well on $4/Day: Good and Cheap by Leanne Brown – second edition now available.  The idea behind this project was to provide a cheap or free cookbook to those with limited incomes, in order to help them find seasonal recipes that they can cook at low cost to …

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Nov 09

Cookbook 93: Fat-Free Vegetarian

When my husband started dating a vegetarian, he bought some vegetarian cookbooks to cook for his new partner.  Not that my husband does a lot of cooking mind you, but he wanted to have options of things to cook.  This is one of those purchases – and Fat-Free Vegetarian lies, because it’s not all fat …

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Jul 26

Cookbook 83 (ish): Asian Cooking Made Easy

As we’ve previously established, I am addicted to cookbooks.  I find it very hard to say “no” when someone makes me an amazing offer of “buy these recipes on a periodical basis for not very much money, and we’ll throw in the supporting folders and other information”, I generally say, “yes please”.  And this is …

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Apr 13

Cookbook 71: The Australian Heritage Cookbook

I bought The Australian Heritage Cookbook: A collection of recipes and memories from Australian kitchens by Joy Hayes second hand – possibly sight unseen from an online book store.  I was looking for books with certain types of Australian recipes – either Golden Syrup dumplings, or jams and chutneys with Australian available ingredients.  This book …

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