Back to the Roots of Mexican Cuisine

Not so long ago the words ‘Mexican food in London’ are likely to have conjured up images of brightly painted cartoon eateries with sombrero-clad waiters serving up fajitas and jugs of cheap margarita to hen parties (ah, those were the…

The Frugal Cook…In a Book!

Even in the best of times it makes good sense to be cost effective when planning and cooking meals, but when you’re in an economic crisis with spiralling unemployment and rising food costs it may become essential to pull in…

A Feast of the Literary Kind

I have a few books to share with you today. It’s that time of year of course, when lots of new books are released and, let me tell you, we’re really being spoiled on the foodie front. Firstly, very exciting…

Knife Skills

Knife Skillsis collaborative book from Charlie Trotter, Lyn Hall, and Michelin-starred chefs Marcus Wareing and Shaun Hill. Together they tell you everything you need to know about buying and using kitchen knives, with clear instructions and step-by-step photographs. This extensive…

Celebrate British Food in Your Kitchen

Two recent cookbook releases celebrate the best of British food and both accompany a BBC television series. I must say I haven’t seen the programmes as I don’t watch much television these days, but the books stand alone so that…

An Exciting Delivery

My very own copy of Clotilde Dusoulier’s first book ‘Chocolate and Zucchini‘ based, of course, on her blog of the same name arrived for me at last yesterday. I’ve had the book on order for some time and have been…

How to Cook the Perfect…

The latest in my cookbook collection is ‘How to Cook the Perfect…’ by Marcus Wareing, Chef Patron of two London hotel restaurants; The Savoy Grill at the Savoy Hotel on the Strand and Pétrus at The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge.…

What makes a good cookbook?

Here I give you my personal opinion, not as a food critique, an author or a book reviewer, as I am none of these, but simply as a reader who likes to cook. Good photographyWell yes, there are good cookbooks…

Another Weekend, Another Cookbook

I’m starting to feel much better after what now appears to have been flu. But I’m taking it easy and continuing to rest this weekend. Once again there is a chicken roasting in my oven, which is a regular occurrence.…

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