Category Archives: *3 1/2 Star Books

Cookbook Review: Great British Food – Canteen by Titcombe, Lake, Clayton-More

 My rating: 3 1/2 stars


In a desperate search for “great british food”, I came across this title and had to press buy.
To my suprise its a small, beautiful volume. Very small.

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Cookbook Review: Jamie’s Great Britain by Jamie Oliver

My rating: 3 ½  stars

(3 for taste, 4 for trying)

An epic tome dedicated to that oxymoron –  “British Cuisine”




Jamie’s done a tremendous job of compiling Great Britain’s signature dishes into one giant book. The problem is, the food tastes pretty crap. read more »

Cookbook Review: Clarissa’s Comfort Food by Clarissa Dickson-Wright

My rating: 3 1/2 stars

In my quest for “Great British Food” (a fool’s quest to some and an oxymoron to many) I stumbled upon “Clarissa’s Comfort Food” in a discount bookshop. read more »

Cookbook Review: British Baking by Peyton and Byrne

My rating: 3 1/2 stars

5 for style, 3 for substance  – the recipes did not taste great.








This book is like David Beckham – sexy as all hell – but such a shame he has to talk…

It is easily the most beautiful cookbook I have ever seen.

It IS the new Britannia (circa Tony Blair / pre- GFC) – cool, whimsical, Kate Moss meets Coldplay, “keep calm carry on” …

Alas, when it comes to communicating, something goes slightly out of kilter.

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Cookbook Review: Paula Deen’s Kitchen Classics by Paula Deen

My rating 3 1/2 stars

I have just fallen in love with beef short ribs.

I had some at the La Brasserie in Melbourne and inhaled the melt in the mouth fatty beef like oxygen. So now, along with my chocolate cake search, I’m trying to find the perfect short ribs recipe. First stop is the American South. Lets check out the Queen of Savannah – Paula Deen.

I love Paula Deen, she has silver fluffy hair and says y’all, y’all. She is also hilarious and down to earth – she whipped out chicken fillet bra fillers on The View! How can you not love this woman!

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Cookbook Review: Fast, Fresh, Simple by Donna Hay

by Cookie McBookie

My rating: 3 1/2 stars.

Donna Hay is one of The Chosen. Yes, she was hand picked to cater for Oprah Winfrey‘s party in Sydney.

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