February 2014 archive

Cookbook 67: Indonesia and the Philippines

This cookbook, Classic Recipes, Taste and Traditions of Indonesia and the Philippines by Ghillie Basan, Terry Tan and Vilma Laus did not impress me.  There was potential, but a lot of it was wasted.  Many of the recipes called for ingredients that are difficult to find, the recipes were overly fiddly, and there are very …

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Cookbook 66: Best Ever Indian Cookbook

The Best Ever Indian Cookbook by Mridula Baljekar, Rafi Fernandex, Shehzad Husain and Manisha Kanani was a gift to Scott at Christmas from his parents who know he likes cooking with me, and that he enjoys cooking dishes from the subcontinent.  As there were only 4 of us for dinner this night, I cooked two …

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