As a self-confessed cookbook addict, I love the freebie 'tasters' that do the rounds when there’s a new one on the publisher’s list. Sometimes they take the form of little booklets slipped into newspapers, sometimes there's a free app, and in this case, it's a free downloadable 'Recip-E-book', or...Read More
The recent addition of metal to my teeth has (temporarily) denied me one of my favourite types of food in the whole world – Indian. Unfortunately the spices which make Indian cuisine so delicious also dye my braces a most-revolting shade of yellow. So far, vanity is winning the...Read More
This Rogan Josh recipe is adapted from a great recipe book, 'Indian - a collection of over 100 essential recipes' by Parragon, which leapt off the shelf and into my basket during one mammoth trek through TK Maxx’s heaving aisles. Yes, I know I need another recipe book like...Read More
This is a pretty book. Y’know the kind that smile sweetly down from the shelf cooing “buy me”, fluttering their pages seductively, flashing their bold colours like a peacock. However, quite often I’m disappointed to find that much like my geriatric uncle’s very young Slavic girlfriend, there’s not much...Read More
Promising ‘delicious recipes and clever ideas for cooking on a budget’ this handy little book is definitely more practical than pretty. If you’re looking for beautifully arranged arty food photos of carefully arranged intricate dishes that make your mouth water, best get your old Nigella tomes out, because this...Read More
Ok, so truth be told, I’m a cook-book freak. Albeit a cheap-a*s one. Bargain basement books? I’m there. Chefs gone past their best-before date? I’m there. TK Maxx clearance on top of clearance sale? I’m there. Very occasionally this goes wrong however. Horribly wrong.
‘Waste Not Want Not’ is one...Read More
I must confess, while it is an affront to every ounce of feminism I possess, I am just a little bit in love with Gordon Ramsay. Yes, I know he's ridiculous, and loud, and utterly boorish, but in a very primal, ugg-ugg cavewoman kinda way, he's hot.
So I didn't...Read More