Author Archives: leggypeggy

About leggypeggy

Intrepid overland traveller, keen photographer, avid cook—known to jump out of airplanes and do other silly things. Do not act my age.

Smokey pulled pork with rhubarb butter

Cookery school: meat, 208pp. by Joanna Farrow New Holland Publishing, Sydney, 2012 Cooking on pages 64–65 (32 x 2) Lizzie was visiting from Sydney, so I took her to one of Canberra’s must-see destinations—Canty’s Bookstore in Fyshwick. She was keen … Continue reading

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Damper

  Nana no hats: Corrie’s nanalicious recipes from yesteryear, 108pp. recipes by Corrie Lee and edited by Ita Buttrose CorriLee Foundation, Edgecliff NSW, 2013 Cooking on page 32 In 2008, Tanya Lee started the CorriLee Foundation to stage major events … Continue reading

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Spicy chicken wings

I love spice, 224pp. by Love Food kitchens Parragon Books, Bath UK, 2008 Cooking on page 32 As the title says, I love spice, in fact the whole family loves spice. I grew up eating spicy food. Living in Nebraska, … Continue reading

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Marinated cucumbers

The Russian heritage cookbook, 320pp. by Lynn Visson The Overlook Press, New York, 2004 Cooking on page 32 Lynn Vission grew up in New York surrounded by Russian food and culture. Her mother is from St Petersburg and her father … Continue reading

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Sweet potato cakes

Plenty, 288pp. by Yotam Ottolenghi Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 2011 Cooking on page 32 Yotam Ottolenghi is a popular Israeli-born British chef who is known for his superb vegetarian recipes. Plenty is his second cookbook and this is the second … Continue reading

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Pavlova

The country show cookbook, 256pp. from the Agricultural Societies Council of NSW New Holland Publishers, Sydney, 2010 Cooking on page 132 This goldmine of award-winning recipes from country shows across Australia belongs to my friends, Denise and Tony. They loaned … Continue reading

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Smoky aubergines with lemon and garlic dressing

A Lebanese feast of vegetables, pulses, herbs and spices, 276pp. by Mona Hamadeh Constable and Robinson, London, 2015 Cooking on page 32–33 Poor John had three diplomatic postings in Lebanon—one for language training and two for work. I was along … Continue reading

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