Category Archives: Vegetable

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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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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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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Chicken with black olives and oregano

The food clock: a year of cooking seasonally, 320pp. by Fast Ed Halmagyi HarpersCollinsPublishers, Sydney, 2012 Cooking on page 32 This is second time I have cooked from a book by Fast Ed Halmagyi. The first was his flavour-packed and … Continue reading

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Peppered chicken

The complete stir-fry cookbook, 256pp. edited by Jane Price, Family Circle Kitchens Murdoch Books, Sydney, 2000 Cooking on page 132 This book is used regularly in my house. I bought it when it first came out and it’s been a … Continue reading

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Orecchiette with tomato, corn and bacon

Pasta rustica, 144pp. by Loukie Werle Pennypig, Double Bay, NSW, 2012 Cooking on page 32 We’ve just had Ralph, a 15-year-old French exchange student, staying with us for the three months before we headed to India. It was a complete pleasure … Continue reading

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Gratin of mussels

The cook’s companion, 824pp. by Stephanie Alexander Viking, Penquin Books Australia, Ringwood, Victoria, 1996 Cooking on page 432 Stephanie Alexander is one of Australia’s most highly regarded chefs. She learnt to cook at her mother’s side and spent many decades … Continue reading

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