McVitie’s Digestives – Stop Taking The Biscuit

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200 Cookbooks And Counting – Book 10, The Ethicurean Cookbook

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200 Cookbooks And Counting – Book 9, Forgotten Skills of Cooking: Darina Allen

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200 Cookbooks And Counting – Book 8 Rôtis, Stéphane Reynaud

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Kallo Rice & Corn Cake Giveaway

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McVitie’s Digestives – Stop Taking The Biscuit
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I’ve been around long enough to have seen many changes. I’m from the pre-internet, 3 terrestrial TV channel generation so I’ve learnt to embrace and even welcome change. I’ve even been known to wander round muttering “change is good, change is good”. Sometimes, however, change is just so blatantly and utterly wrong that you can do nothing but shout “WTF?” [&hellip

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200 Cookbooks And Counting – Book 10, The Ethicurean Cookbook
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The Ethicurean Cookbook Recipes, Foods and Spirituous Liquors, from Our Bounteous Walled Garden in the Several Seasons of the Year This cookbook was a gift from Betty Mahoney of The One Mile Bakery to Mark for his birthday (really a gift to me as well as I am the one who enjoys cooking from it!). This is Betty’s fave cookbook [&hellip

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200 Cookbooks And Counting – Book 9, Forgotten Skills of Cooking: Darina Allen
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Forgotten Skills of Cooking: The time-honoured ways are the best – over 700 recipes show you why by Darina Allen This time of year, Forgotten Skills of Cooking comes off the shelf and is used a lot. It was recommended to me by my friend Bill King, an alumni of the celebrated Ballymaloe Cookery School run by Darina Allen, as [&hellip

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200 Cookbooks And Counting – Book 8 Rôtis, Stéphane Reynaud
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Cook Book 8, Rôtis Roasts for every day of the week by Stéphane Reynaud. Stéphane Reynaud came into my life via Saturday Kitchen. I can’t remember what he cooked but it made me go out and buy his cookbook Pork & Sons, and I have bought several of his cookbooks since then. The one I am featuring in this blog [&hellip

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Kallo Rice & Corn Cake Giveaway
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The nice people at big fish sent us some Kallo rice and corn cakes for us to review. We tend to opt for crackers and bread instead of rice or corn cakes so were keen to give these a try. Kallo make a variety of savoury plain rice and corn cakes as well as some fabulous flavoured ones such as [&hellip

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200 Cookbooks And Counting – Book 7 The Complete Heinz Cookbook
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We have a wide array of cookbooks in our collection of 200 and counting. Sometimes we love to buy vintage cookbooks that give a snapshot of what type of cooking was on trend at that time. I have to admit, I walked right by The Complete Heinz Cookbook but Mark snapped it up. I didn’t really think about the book [&hellip

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200 Cookbooks And Counting – Book 6 10 Minutes To Table, Xanthe Clay
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10 Minutes To Table: Real food in 10 minutes – no cheating by Xanthe Clay Like many of you, I am often tired when I get home from work or arrive home late and just want something simple and quick for dinner. In order to help me out, Mark purchased a copy of ‘10 Minutes To Table: Real food in [&hellip

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200 Cookbooks and Counting – Book 5 Memories of Gascony, Pierre Koffman
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We always add to our cookbook collection at the Abergavenny Food Festival. We buy the cookbooks of the chefs giving demos or talks that we go to see and then have them signed. After 7 years of going to the Abergavenny Food Festival, we have a nice collection of signed cookbooks. Last year I won a copy of Memories of [&hellip

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200 Cookbooks and Counting – Book 4 Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Cookery
Hare Masale Wali Murghi - Lemony Chicken with Fresh Coriander

I was a teenager when I first had Indian food. I had had Caribbean curries but not food from India. My father was visiting New York from the Bahamas and had a meeting at the UN with members of the delegation from India. My father invited me to join him and his friends for lunch. All I can remember about [&hellip

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Product Review – Manomasa Tortilla Chips
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We received some Manomasa tortilla chips for review from the nice people at Palm PR These tortilla chips stand head shoulders above your everyday tortilla chip with their extraordinary taste and texture. The first word that comes to mind when describing these tortilla chips is natural. The natural corn flavour shines through. The texture of the chips is great as [&hellip

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