Category Archives: Vegetable

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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Oven roasted tomato, broad bean and asparagus salad

Simply heaven, 166pp. by Kraft Kitchens Kraft Foods Limited, South Wharf Victoria, Australia, 2009 Cooking on pages 32–33 Here’s another cookbook that friends, Ginny and Tim, gave me before they moved to Queensland. Their ‘gift’ was offered on the proviso … Continue reading

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Slow-roasted tomatoes on toasted sourdough with goat’s cheese

Relish mama, 260pp. by Nellie Kerrison Nellie Kerrison, Melbourne, 2014 Cooking on pages 32–33 For someone who cooks as much as I do, you’d think I’d have heard of Nellie Kerrison before now. Turns out Kerrison is a highly regarded … Continue reading

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