Tag Archives: tomato paste

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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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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Coq au vin

Commonsense cooking, 384pp. edited by Jane Price Murdoch Books Australia, Millers Point NSW, 2010 Cooking on page 132 We’ve had a few cold summer days so I went searching through my cookbooks to find something easy-to-make and warming, and that … Continue reading

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Quick and easy baked beans—and a little story at the end

Suzy Spoon’s vegetarian kitchen, 256pp. by Suzy Spoon Pan Macmillan Australia, Sydney, 2014 Cooking on page 32 The words ‘vegetarian’ and ‘butcher’ don’t really go together in the same phrase, but Suzy Spoon is both—Australia’s first vegetarian butcher. Growing up … Continue reading

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Mum’s lamb stew

Eat in: the best food is made at home, 208pp. by Anna Gare Murdoch Books Australia, Crows Nest NSW, 2013 Cooking on page 132–33 I first encountered Anna Gare when she served as a judge on Australia’s Junior MasterChef competition, … Continue reading

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Picadillo

Best of the Best from Texas, 352pp. edited by Gwen McKee and Barbara Moseley Quail Ridge Press, Brandon Mississippi, 1985 Cooking on page 32 This is the second volume I’ve used from the Best of the Best series of cookbooks that … Continue reading

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Easy beefy bake

The Ideals junior chef cookbook, 64pp. by Sophie Kay Ideals Publishing, Milwaukee, 1977 Cooking on page 32 I found this tattered cookbook at my sister’s house in Oklahoma. Susan and her kids have given it a good workout over the … Continue reading

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