Category: Recipe book review

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Recipe book review: Gennaro’s Italian Family Favourites

Gennaro Contaldo is an Italian chef and restaurateur who has kept me entertained for years, with his engaging personality and passion for food and cooking. His series with Antonio Carluccio called Two Greedy Italians was a joy to watch. He also is credited as being the person who inspired Jamie Oliver to learn all about and fall […]

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Recipe book review: Great British Cooking

It’s time to continue my series reviewing recipe books. I guarantee to make three recipes from every book I review, so I get a good feel for what it’s like. Despite a lot of disparaging remarks when I was trying it out:  “Great British Cooking, that’ll be a short book”…I found this book inspiring to cook […]

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Recipe book review: Burgers by Paul Gayler

If you like burgers you’re gonna love this book. Burgers by Paul Gayler offers a selection of inspiring recipes for meat, fish and vegetarian burgers plus a lovely selection of creative sides dishes that are perfect accompaniments. Before I recommend a recipe book, of course I have to test a couple of the dishes. I had […]

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Recipe book review: Peter Gordon Everyday

I love Peter Gordon’s inspirational dishes. I went to The Sugar Club many years ago (sadly it no longer exists) for a birthday celebration and everyone on our table of 10 had something amazing to eat. Often called Europe’s father of fusion cuisine, Peter’s from New Zealand and divides his time between there and the […]

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Recipe book: Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey

Published in 2009 (so it’s been around for a while), this is one of my a regular go-to recipe books when I’m looking for inspiration. It accompanied the TV programme where Rick visited restaurants, markets and farms in Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Bali, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. I love Asian food, though I have only […]

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Be inspired by Rick Stein’s India

I’m a big Rick Stein fan. I’ve loved all his TV programmes and cooked loads of dishes from his recipe books (many of them over and over again). I joined his Far Eastern Odyssey with great enthusiasm, revelling in the food of Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bali and Bangladesh (how’s that for an […]