Monthly Archives: April 2014

Mint sambol

Sri Lankan flavours, 168pp. by Channa Dassanayaka Hardie Grant Books, Victoria, 2003 Cooking on pages 32–33 One of our best holidays ever was to Sri Lanka. That was in 1985 and I still remember the people, sights, smells and food … Continue reading

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Lamb pilaff

Rice from risotto to rice pudding, 156pp. edited by Raffaela Pugliese Murdoch Books, Australia, 2003 Cooking on page 32 I have plenty of cookbooks with rice recipes, but I couldn’t resist the flashy cover on this one. Couldn’t resist the … Continue reading

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Trio of roasted capsicums with garlic and anchovy paste

A gondola on the Murray, 220pp. by Stefano de Pieri ABC Books, Australia, 2001 Cooking on page 32 Australia’s free telephone counselling service, Lifeline, has a fund-raising book fair a couple of times every year. It’s spread over three days … Continue reading

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Red berry fruit juice (Suco de frutas vermelhas)

Rio de Janeiro: the cookbook, 208pp. by Leticia Moreinos Schwartz Kyle Books, London, 2013 Cooking on page 132 What a fun book. I’m sure I would have bought this if it had been on the bookshelves in Rio when I … Continue reading

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