‘Traveller’s Cookbook: South America’, written by Ben Box, has my vote on three counts: a) it is a travel book, b) it is about food and ingredients, and includes recipes, and c) it is about South America – a continent that won my heart several years ago. But where do I start reading? If I […]
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That Noodle Life
As I picked up ‘That Noodle Life’, written by Mike Le and Stephanie Le, I was mentally debating “what is a noodle”? I decided it was, in one form or another, pasta. Then I realised there were rice noodles too. Hmmm, I had a problem. Obviously, the authors have had the same quandary, but I […]
Nordic Family Kitchen
Nordic Family Kitchen’ by Mikkel Karstad is one of those delightful books, obviously written by somebody with a passion not just for cooking, but also for the ingredients
The opening two paragraphs of Julie Pointer Adams delightfully idyllic book ‘Al Fresco’ was enough for me to know that this was a read I was going to enjoy. In the Preface Julie describes her pleasure and love of being alone in the New Brunswick countryside, on a rocky beach, in a wood, picking wild […]
A Quick Ting On: Plantain
Whilst bananas have been known and eaten in Europe and the UK for several centuries, plantains, probably because they are not as sweet as bananas, were never as popular.
‘One Pan Perfect’ – Donna Hay
There is one recipe in particular in Donna Hay’s inspirational book ‘One Pan Perfect’ which for me perfectly sums how I feel about it. Each of the delicious sounding recipes is headed by a brief introduction. On page 154 I came across this introduction for her One Pot Balsamic Pot Roast Chicken: ‘My sticky Set-and-Forget […]