Tag Archive: cooking

January/February: Jane Grigson’s Vegetable Book

I was first introduced to Jane Grigson when I purchased her ‘English Food’ from a second-hand bookstore.  I read the book like a novel, even though it was very much a cookbook, and… Continue reading

Tips for Cooking Pasta

This month we are featuring Marcella Hazan and The  Classic Italian Cookbook.  So much of the food will seem familiar, be it from your own kitchen, or what you’ve experienced at your local… Continue reading

Catching Up on Nominations from August’s The Cookbook Guru

In August The Cookbook Guru group went with something a little different.  Instead of us all cooking from the same book for the month everyone was asked to cook from one (or more)… Continue reading

The Cookbook Guru for August: Your Bookshelf

The Cookbook Guru for August was originally planned to be Alice Water’s Chez Panisse.  Due to a few unexpected circumstances at my end we are going to be putting Chez Panisse on a… Continue reading

The Value Of Mise En Place

In what seems a life time ago, I spent almost a decade working in kitchens, starting my working life helping out my mum in her catering business, before moving on to work in… Continue reading

The Cookbook Guru for July: Neil Perry’s The Food I Love

Neil Perry is an icon in the Australian food scene. In an era when chefs worked in kitchens, not in front of TV camera’s he was possibly one of the first I am familiar with to… Continue reading

Defining Some of those Confusing Cooking Terms

Mrs Beeton must have been a real reference for so many people starting out in the kitchen, needing to understand how to read a recipe, what cuts of meat were called, what tools… Continue reading

The Cooking Of Food

Mrs Beeton is far more than just a source of recipes… her book was a go to guide for the housewives and house managers of yesteryear who found themselves without a mentor or guidance… Continue reading

Ataif – Stuffed Pancakes.

Originally posted on Lona's in the kitchen:
Happy to have just made it in for this months The Cookbook Guru book of the month – The New Book of Middle Eastern Food…

A Wonderful Philosophy On Food

Having finally gotten my hands on a copy of A New Book of Middle Eastern Food by Claudia Roden I couldn’t not share what I consider to be a wonderful philosophy on food… Continue reading

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