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Reading a book takes time, as it does to review a book and follow up with a written précis. The reader needs time to digest the author's words, chew on them, re-read some chapters, and conduct research to back up their review. I've been reviewing books since 1993 and enjoy the process immensely. Thank you dear publishers for sending titles from your stable for my review. More importantly, thank you for giving me time to give your books the consideration they deserve.
Turophile: noun tu·ro·phile \ˈtu̇r-ə-ˌfī(-ə)l, ˈtyu̇r-\ According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a connoisseur of cheese or a cheese fancier is known as a Turophile. Apparently, the term comes from an irregular formation of the Greek word for cheese, tyros, coupled with the English word, phile, which means 'lover', and was first adopted circa 1938.
Real Food Projects by Kate Walsh is one of the more interesting cookbooks to land on my kitchen bench this season. Subtitled 30 Skills. 46 Recipes. From Scratch, is a one-stop handbook covering a range of cooking skills and recipes.
'Life's just too short not to celebrate with moments and tastes that make you close your eyes and smile,' writes Anna Gare in the introduction to her new cookbook, Delicious Every Day.
Featuring 170 recipes to cook now, fill the fridge and freezer with, and eat later, The Dinner Ladies cookbook would have a brilliant kitchen bible for me when my children were at school and I was juggling the role of full-time work with mothering and home duties.
Flipping through the pages of the first chapter in Sue Quinn's latest cookbook on a grey and rainy morning, I found myself yearning for sunshine and a breakfast of pillowy pita bread topped with figs, creamed feta and lavender honey.
Get your family and friends together, and in true Italian spirit cook up a storm and pile it in the centre of the table so that everyone can dig in. The enjoyment of sharing a meal together creates memories that last a lifetime.
Food for Sharing Italian Style by Liliana Battle, $45.00, New Holland Publishers. Read my review.
In his latest cookbook, Spice Journey, chef Shane Delia offers his favourite middle eastern recipes, distilled from his travels and recreated for the home chef. Read more about the book.
A beautiful first book from Italian-born chef, Luca Ciano. Read more about the book.
'Crunchy, succulent and tender' fried chicken 'smothered in low-country sausage gravy' which is a 'moreish evocation of bold, honest Americana, with just a trailer-park couldn't give a continental' is a description given by a Hartsyard regular in the foreword of Fried Chicken & Friends.
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