The April Cookbook Guru: Claudia Roden’s The New Book of Middle Eastern Food

As the weather cools down for us here in Australia the book choices for The Cookbook Guru is taking another turn towards the Middle East and the fragrant curries and delicious slow cooked… Continue reading

Baked Pears with Prunes, Chocolate and Almonds

Originally posted on ALMOST ITALIAN:
Autumn just gets better and better, with new season’s pears appearing and a few quinces making their debut in the markets. My few garden pears are maturing on…

Baked Plum and Almond Cake

Originally posted on Sharing The Food We Love:
Spending this month browsing and contemplating recipes from Karen Martini’s Cooking At Home for The Cookbook Guru has got me going off on all kinds…

Swordfish with Tomato, Chilli and Caper sauce.

Originally posted on ALMOST ITALIAN:
           I am calling this Pesce Spada alla Putanesca as it reminds me of Sicily. It was with some reluctance that I decided to throw my recipe…

Karen Martini’s Syrian Chicken

Well we’ve seen the original version of this recipe…now try out this beautiful evolution that Lady Red Specs has come up with. It’s proof of the value of idea’s that you can get… Continue reading

Spanish Inspired Spiced Almonds

Originally posted on Sharing The Food We Love:
Spanish Spiced Almonds Nuts are one of our favourite snacks.  We will often pop a bowl out on the coffee table to nibble on with…

Crushed Olive Oil Potatoes and Baked Flathead with mint and Caper Dressing

Originally posted on Lona's in the kitchen:
This months The Cookbook Guru book of choice is Karen Martini’s Cooking at Home. Delicious recipes made easy. I couldn’t decide which recipe I wanted to…

Syrian Chicken with Saffron, Ginger And Lemon

Originally posted on Sharing The Food We Love:
The smell of saffron has a very special place in my heart.  The memories evoked not only from the original source of my childhood, but…

Marinated Chicken with Cinnamon, Garlic and Rosewater

Originally posted on Passion Fruit Garden:
This month, The Cook Book Guru is featuring Karen Martini’s book, Cooking at Home.  Before I joined the club, I had never heard of Karen Martini, let alone own any…

The Complete Asian Cookbook by Charmaine Solomon

Wow, what a month of delicious discoveries and exciting experiments! What Did We Create This Month? Here is a rundown of the amazing food created in our kitchens this month for The Cook… Continue reading

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