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From Mother Russia with Love: The Domostroi

Cabbage soup and gruel are our food. (Shchi da kasha, pishche nashe.)
~~Russian peasant proverb

Trying to ferret out tidbits about Russian food history can be tough going. 813 more words


Inspirations in Ink: The Soup Club Cookbook

I love the serendipitous pleasure of coming across a cookbook that I’ve never heard of, one that grabs me and pulls me in. Such is the case with… 914 more words


Naked Cakes

Naked Cakes – Hannah Miles
Ryland, Peters & Small – 2015
Photography: Steve Painter

Cakes with simple decorations, colours or shapes free from fondant but full of flavour is a trend I can happily get behind. 256 more words


IACP cookbook awards: Julian Armstrong was in the running

Julian Armstrong, known to Montrealers as the longtime food editor of the Montreal Gazette, was among the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) award finalists for her 2014 book Made in Quebec (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.). 291 more words


On cookbooks

I have an insatiable appetite for cookbooks.  I started counting my cookbooks one day and got up to 200 and stopped.  I have general cookbooks that I use for research, cookbooks from restaurants, cookbooks by particular cooks, cookbooks by ethnic specialty, cookbooks by food category, the list goes on.   733 more words


Victorinox Supper with Liberty London Girl

Victorinox is probably best known for the Swiss Army Knife but these days shares shelves with cutlery, watches, clothing, travel gear and… 495 more words

Product Reviews

Mad dog salad (ready in 25 mins) - using surprisingly delicious roast avocado!

This is a brilliant, pretty and unique salad from Jamie Oliver’s America cookbook, made using ingredients popular in Arizona.  It combines roast avocado (my favourite discovery of recent years!), cheese and seed topped tortilla crisps, salad leaves, cress, lemon juice, chilli (optional) and cumin seeds.   474 more words