Slow food cookbook

Slow food cookbook, Australian Gourmet Traveller Collector’s Edition, 2011 I am sometimes given Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine by a friend, and I always enjoy it. This special issue promised 387 gorgeous ideas to warm your kitchen. I expect that is why I bought it. So why did I never cook a recipe from it? I … Continue reading Slow food cookbook

Broad beans

I first wrote about broad beans in 2009 and started growing them at home the following year. They are not always found at the supermarket which is why I started growing them.  I love broad beans and they are one of the crops that consistently does well in our garden despite the fact that nearby … Continue reading Broad beans

Palomar

The Palomar Cookbook, Mitchell Beazley, London, 2016 On Monday July 7th, 2014, I had dinner with Peter, Phoebe and Max at the Palomar in London, 24 Rupert Street, Soho. I wrote in my diary, “this may have been the best restaurant meal I have ever eaten”. I had read about this restaurant in the Time … Continue reading Palomar

Autumn and Winter Veg

Riverford Companions – Autumn and winter veg by Guy Watson, Riverford Organic Farms Ltd, 2015. Riverford Organic Farms is a very popular Vege Box/ Meal Kit supplier in the UK. I know a few people who get boxes from Riverford, and one of them gave us this cookbook circa 2016.  I have rarely used it … Continue reading Autumn and Winter Veg

Nigella’s Kitchen

Kitchen, recipes from the heart of the home, by Nigella Lawson, Chatto and Windus, 2010. I have five Nigella Lawson cooking books. I use everyone of them regularly, except this one. I wonder why? Perhaps because by the time I was given this book I already had too many cookbooks? Never mind why, March is … Continue reading Nigella’s Kitchen

Kitchen Diaries

The Kitchen Diaries by Nigel Slater, Fourth Estate, 2005. Nigel Slater likes to cook the way I do. Mostly planning around what I already have in the cupboard or garden and sometimes being inspired by what I see in the market, to spontaneously change the plan. I like to cook simple weeknight suppers, mostly vegetables … Continue reading Kitchen Diaries

Potato Cookbook

Potato Cookbook, Australian Women’s Weekly Home Library, 1994. Australian Women’s Weekly cookbooks were a stalwart of our home cooking from the 70’s to the 90’s.  Who doesn’t have a well-thumbed copy of Cakes and Slices or the ubiquitous Children’s Birthday Cake Book? The potato book is the birthday cakebook for potatoes.  The book every potato … Continue reading Potato Cookbook

Scandilicious

Secrets of Scandinavian Cooking… Scandilicious by Signe Johansen, Saltyard Books, 2011 When I was a child there was a very popular series for children, My Home in… The first one in my collection was No. 16, My Home in Norway. Perhaps that is where my fascination with the Nordic countries began. And of course Hans … Continue reading Scandilicious