The Big Soup – Hairy Dieters ‘Eat for Life’

Hairy Dieters Eat for Life Book by Si King and Dave Myers is the second one of their weight control series. Self designated on the cover as “The Hairy Dieters Eat for Life How to Love Food, Lose Weight and Keep it Off for Good!” you would be forgiven for thinking it is just another…

Potstickers from Heaven via Ken Hom on Saturday Kitchen

I love a good potsticker but I had never tried to cook them myself so this week when the desire to consume a large plateful became all too much I just had to make the effort to produce a panful. So where did the inspiration come from? It came from two places first from the…

The ‘Gumbo Shop’ Gumbo – New Orleans inspired fare

This weekend we made Chicken Andouille Gumbo inspired from a trip to New Orleans. The recipe is based on one from the “The Gumbo Shop“, in New Orleans CHICKEN ANDOUILLE GUMBO – 8.50 “Boneless chicken, Andouille (a Cajun Sausage), okra and seasonings simmered in chicken stock – Selected by locals as the best Gumbo in the…

The Flavour Thesaurus – Chicken and Bell Peppers

The Flavour Thesaurus by Nikki Segnit is one of the best books about food and cooking that I have purchased this year, and to judge whether that statement has any value perhaps I should mention I have bought more than 50 other cookbooks (so far). In essence it is not really a cookbook per se, no…

Pitt Cue Co -The Cookbook “Hog Mac ‘n’ Cheese”

Pitt Cue Co in SoHo London have only been going for a couple of years and I managed to get my hands on a copy of their new cookbook recently and as per usual I spent quite a lot of time drooling over the different recipe ideas. I haven’t eaten there yet and now I…

The Exotic Meat Cookbook – Camel, Chorizo, and Butter Bean Stew

  When it comes to buying cookbooks I have a somewhat expensive habit of purchasing them based on a single picture or recipe that I see as I am flicking through the pages. This was the case when I found myself in possession of a copy of The Exotic Meat Cookbook by Jeanette Edgar and Rachel…

Rick Stein’s India – Cooking the one pot wonder of Lamb Dopiaza

In common with many of you I was glued to Rick Stein‘s TV Series about India and took the first opportunity that I had to purchase a copy of the book that accompanied the series. Well when I say first opportunity, I waited until Asda (other supermarkets also discount) had it on special offer (Sorry…