Category Archives: Side dish

Mixed bean salad

Shortcuts: more than 200 recipes for busy cooks, 184pp. The Australian Women’s Weekly kitchens ACP Books, Sydney, 2010 Cooking on page 32 This handy spiral bound book is filled with tips and recipes for cooks who are time-poor and short … Continue reading

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Asparagus—grilled with Parmesan and balsamic vinegar

The only recipes you’ll ever need, 4 ways to cook almost everything, 144pp. by Tony Turnbull Quadrille Publishing, London, 2013 Cooking on page 32 I love the premise of this book. Every two-page spread focuses on a single ingredient or … Continue reading

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Hot German potato salad

North Hill cookery II, 136pp. by members and friends of North Hills Church of God Morris Press, Kearney Nebraska, USA, 1987 Cooking on page 32 Spiral-bound, paperback community cookery books are often a goldmine of recipes from talented home cooks. Most … 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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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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Fettuccine al gorgonzola

Margaret Fulton’s book of Italian cooking, 95pp. by Margaret Fulton Octopus Books, London, 1983 Cooking on page 32 Margaret Fulton was Australia’s first cooking guru, and she has gone on to be an influential food writer and commentator. Her early … Continue reading

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Chickpeas with yoghurt topping and pitta croutons

Modern flavours of Arabia, 208pp. by Suzanne Husseini Hardie Grant Books, Melbourne, 2012 Cooking on pages 32–33 I’ve lived in four Middle Eastern countries and travelled in many more, so the foods of Arabia are close to my heart and … Continue reading

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