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Braised lamb and yogurt

Easy curry cookery, 128pp. by The Australian Women’s Weekly ACP Publishing, Sydney, 1996 Cooking on page 32 I first encountered this book many years ago when Steve, a workmate, brought leftover curry for lunch. He heated it in the microwave … Continue reading

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Chickpeas with tomato (chhole)

Curry nation, Britain’s 100 favourite curries, 224pp. by Madhur Jaffrey Ebury Press, Cooking on page 132 We love curries. It’s probably just as well because, over the last three years, we’ve spent almost six months in India and eaten some … Continue reading

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Lamb filo cigars with tzatziki

Greek Bible, 258pp. by Yvonne Kaponis Penguin Group (Australia), Camberwell, Victoria, 2010 Cooking on page 32–34 I’ve loved Greek food ever since I first tasted the real thing when I was in Athens in 1976. Then for most of the … Continue reading

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Lentil and spinach dal

Simples ways to success: Indian, 192pp. by Das Sreedharan Hinkler Books, Dingley Victoria, 2003 Cooking on page 64 Indian food is one of my favourites. Last year, we travelled in India for almost three months and I never tired of … Continue reading

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Gujarati mango soup (Fajeto)

Madhur Jaffrey’s ultimate curry bible, 352pp. by Madhur Jaffery Ebury Publishing, London, 2003 Cooking on page 232–34 Madhur Jaffery is a goddess of curry cookery and I own several of her books. Not surprisingly, this one is considered one of … Continue reading

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Prawn caldine

Rick Stein’s seafood odyssey, 256pp. by Rick Stein BBC Worldwide, London, 1999 Cooking on page 32–33 I love Rick Stein and his recipes. His television series are thoughtful and informative, and I really appreciate the way he interacts with his … Continue reading

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White butter bean, feta and za’atar crush

Purple citrus and sweet perfume, 256pp. by Silvena Rowe Hutchinson, London, 2010 Cooking on page 32 I love purple, so I had to check out this book when I spotted it at the library recently. I’d never heard of the … Continue reading

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