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Cookbook 154: My Rendang Isn’t Crispy and Other Favourite Malaysian Dishes

You may not be aware of Zaleha Kadir Olpin’s UK Masterchef episode where the “judges” told her that her chicken rendang wasn’t sufficiently crispy enough, and was a mistake for her dish. They were clearly wrong, and anyone who knows anything about Malaysian food wanted to smack those judges upside the head. Zaleha Kadir Olpin’s …

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Cookbook 138: The Vietnamese Market Cookbook

I picked up The Vietnamese Market Cookbook by Van Tran and Anh Vu because I didn’t have a Vietnamese cookbook and I really love Vietnamese food. This cookbook didn’t disappoint. I cooked from it almost a year ago and I still remember how good the food was. A good mix of recipes, written in a …

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Cookbook 122: The Dumpling Sisters cookbook: Over 100 favourite recipes from a family kitchen

I bought The Dumpling Sisters cookbook: Over 100 favourite recipes from a family kitchen after I got a $50 Dymocks gift voucher from my work after completing 5 years of service.  I liked that it was written by two Chinese, New Zealand women (who according to the bio over at Fishpond (link above) are incredibly …

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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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Cookbook 77: Share My Plate

I bought Share My Plate from the Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre one Sydney Road Street Party, as I thought it would be cool to support a great cause and to have more recipes from around the world.  This book is written by people who use the Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre, whether for communal meals, or …

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Cookbook 60: spice notes and recipes

I can’t remember where or when I got this book, but it’s written by one of Australia’s best known spice experts, and contains a wealth of knowledge on spices and herbs, including Australian spices and herbs.  Each listing has a little bit about the history of the spice or herb, where it originated, how it …

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Cookbook 40: Homecooked: Favourite receipes from Australian Kitchens

So I found this beautiful cookbook, Homecooked: Favourite recipes from Australian Kitchens.  I can’t remember now if I bought it new or second hand, I’m thinking second hand as it was published in 2006 and I don’t recall getting it until the last couple of years.  Anyway, the cookbook is a collection of recipes submitted …

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Cookbook 39: Thai Cooking

So I cooked from the Family Circle, step-by-step Thai Cooking recipe book.  It was good, though not particularly vegetarian friendly (lots of fish sauce).  The green curry with chicken was a favourite, though watery – again the fault of our coconut cream and not the recipe.  The book overall has great recipes, good photos of …

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