Kitchen equipment, food products and related items, or objects of desire (yes, they do exist) that catch my eye, or that I've used and loved.

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Piri Piri Starfish (Tessa Kiros)

Posted by denise on Saturday, April 24, 2010, In : Cookbooks 




Tessa Kiros is not Portuguese. She is of Greek-Cypriot and Finnish parentage, so, you might ask, what would a London born, part Greek-Cypriot, part Finnish cookbook writer know of Portuguese food? Authenticity is not a word I am comfortable with. Perhaps being a mixed bag of ethnicities myself, I tend to refrain from hastily endorsing or decrying anything because of "authenticity" or a lack thereof, preferring to evaluate something based on its own merits, which fortunately, this book has ple...


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The River Cottage Meat Book

Posted by Kmk /dd on Friday, January 15, 2010, In : Cookbooks 



Anyone who's been following my posts will know I'm a huge fan of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, so I have to watch myself here. In all honesty though, fan or no, there is very little not to like, no, love, about this book. It's thick, at a whopping 543 pages in all, crammed with lavish photography and written with what appears very much to be sincerity and undeniable passion.

HFW has even taken pains to include two indexes - one, a regular alphabetical recipe index and the other, an "alternativ...

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What To Eat Now

Posted by Kmk /dd on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, In : Cookbooks 



Before I bought this book last month, I had never heard of Valentine Warner and the real reasons I decided to get it were the 50% discount (SGD 21.50 at Borders), the outstanding quality of the paper used and the fact that I liked his curly hair. Yes, for the uninitiated, that is the way we women buy things, usually. Well it's become my favourite cookbook of the moment (I am very fickle in that department)  and there are reasons aplenty to like this one. It's loaded not only with recipes but ...


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