Tag Archives: cookbooks

Cookbook Review: The Good Life by Adrian Richardson

My rating: 4 ½ stars



Adrian is a Melbourne boy done good – check out La Luna and his show, “Secret Meat Business”. This book is a fantastic celebration of his Italian food life. It is hilariously male in many ways… read more »

Cookbook Review: Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood

My rating: 2 stars

I saw country singer Trisha Yearwood on The View, spruiking her new book
Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood: Stories and Recipes to Share with Family and Friends

The lovely ladies at the View raved about her Southern style cooking and loved Trisha’s version of “crack” – a sweet and salty snack so good you can’t stop eating it.  The recipe for Sweet and Saltines is here.

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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 : Masterchef Australia – Volume Two – The Cookbook

by Cookie McBookie

My rating: 4 stars (5 stars for fans of the show)

I love love love the MasterChef TV show.

Really any show where fat people rule the school has got my full attention.

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Cookbook Review: Poh’s Kitchen – My Cooking Adventures by Poh Ling Yeow

by Cookie McBookie

My rating: 5 stars


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Cookbook Review: Food Safari by Maeve O’Meara

By Cookie McBookie

My rating: 4 stars

Food Safari is a “culinary adventure around the world” that you can do from your kitchen in Australia. Its a great idea and Maeve O’Meara has assembled a big collection of recipes from professional chefs and home cooks.

However, styling-wise the book looks like a tribal painting threw up on a persian carpet.

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