200 Cookbooks and Counting Book 11, Soup Can Make You Thin
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Cookbook Number 11 Soup Can Make You Thin by Fiona Kirk and Jean Barr Soup Can Make You Thin is one of Mr A’s cookbooks and one that I had not read or cooked from. Two things inspired me to take this cookbook off the shelf: 1) I tend to crave soup as soon as the weather gets nippy. I [&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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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
Spring lamb with braised little gems, peas and broad beans and Jersey Royals

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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200 Cookbooks and Counting – Book 3 For The Love of Food
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Cookbook 3 – For The Love Of Food: Vegetarian Recipes from the Heart, Denis Cotter. My husband read in a review that this is one of the finest vegetarian cookbooks and so purchased a copy. At the time, my vegetarian niece and now husband were living in Cardiff and would come to our house for dinner. Having a good vegetarian [&hellip

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200 Cookbooks and Counting – Book 2 The Wright Taste
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Recently, Mark and I called into Wright’s Food Emporium in Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire for lunch. Mark had been before and had been dreaming about their Belly Pork Cubano sandwich ever since. Of course I had one when we went and have been yearning for another ever since. Tender pork belly, spicy sauce and a sharp pickle to balance the richness of [&hellip

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