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Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: January 21st, 2017, 4:57 pm
by suffolk
Noted! :tu:

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: January 22nd, 2017, 12:02 pm
by PatsyMFagan
Luca wrote:Anybody who is interested and is at the meet next week - let's discuss!


Yes and yes ! ;) :tu:

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: January 22nd, 2017, 2:10 pm
by Badger's mate
Badger's mate - which months would be best for you so we can tentatively start arrangements


Assuming a preference for a weekend on the grounds of inclusivity, the next few weeks would be out due to our whereabouts, engineering work on the railways and your date in London next week. We've got about half the weekends free between mid Feb and the end of May, with June and July looking less busy at the mo. See what suits people when you meet up and we'll fit in if possible.

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: February 19th, 2017, 1:40 pm
by Pepper Pig

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: February 19th, 2017, 1:49 pm
by suffolk
I bought this when it first came out in paperback in 1989 - it's been my bible for Middle Eastern recipes ever since - superb :kneel: :luv:

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: February 19th, 2017, 2:45 pm
by Ratatouille
Ditto :tu:

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: February 19th, 2017, 3:47 pm
by StokeySue

Not only a great cookbook but Yotam's appreciation really adds something
I keep thinking I should try making kibbeh, my suspicion is you could do the final kneading in K mixer, I have a vague feeling I've seen something similar done, but I don't have a stand mixer and I'm not sure to whom I'd feed a kilo of kibbeh :lol:

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: May 21st, 2017, 9:06 am
by Pepper Pig
Lindsey Bareham on Good Things by Jane Grigson.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... ood-things

I love Grigson's writing and I think I have most of her books.

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: May 21st, 2017, 9:27 am
by StokeySue
Synergy
Like Ms Bareham I found my original paperback copy of Good Things yesterday, and thought I must get a new one as a couple of pages are missing

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: July 16th, 2017, 12:51 pm
by Pepper Pig
This is a new one on me. Yan Kit's Classic Chinese Cookbook.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... sia-dunlop

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: July 16th, 2017, 5:06 pm
by StokeySue
I've heard of Yan Kit So, but never used the book, she does seem to be a favourite with food writers
Probably won't be making a recipe that requires 20 large scallops, don't want a new mortgage

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: July 16th, 2017, 6:30 pm
by miss mouse
Never heard of her. Sorry. The recipes look impossibly long, even those not requiring 20 scallops.

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: September 18th, 2017, 11:15 am
by Pepper Pig
Nigella on Simon Hopkinson's Roast Chicken and Other Stories.

https://amp.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... er-stories

One of my faves. I love the way he writes.

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: September 18th, 2017, 12:22 pm
by Ratatouille
One of my favourites too as well as The Prawn Cocktail Years.

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: September 18th, 2017, 12:25 pm
by suffolk
Simon Hopkinson :luv: I love 'Roast Chicken' ... one of the favourites on my bookshelves.

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: September 18th, 2017, 12:29 pm
by StokeySue
Not a book I know, but another recipe requiring 20 scallops!

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: September 18th, 2017, 12:40 pm
by suffolk
But given that I can no longer eat oysters, 10 scallops between the two of us is but a small indulgence ;) :chops:

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: May 19th, 2019, 11:08 am
by Pepper Pig
Rick Stein’s English Seafood Cookery.

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2019/m ... od-cookery

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: May 19th, 2019, 3:48 pm
by StokeySue
Oddly that’s one I don’t have

Good article though, and I learned one of those things that’s obvious when someone tells you - if you are going to serve mussels shelled, there’s absolutely no point in removing the beards before opening. <doh>

Went to Nathan Outlaw’s London restaurant last year. Very good

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: May 19th, 2019, 4:48 pm
by Ratatouille
It has been one of my favourites for many years.

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: May 19th, 2019, 6:26 pm
by earthmaiden
That and Cordon Bleu Fish are the only fish cookery books I have ever owned. Both have been well used.

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: June 5th, 2019, 12:09 pm
by Pepper Pig
Not quite the same but related. I came across this on Twitter this morning.

https://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/let ... food-hero/

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: June 5th, 2019, 1:59 pm
by StokeySue
Interesting. I probably ought to get the MargaretCosta book, I suspect I make some of her recipes as my mother was a devotee of her Sunday Times column and I still have the handwritten recipes I brought from home, most of which are probably hers.

I have had the burnt cheesecake in Bilbao, surprisingly simple

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: February 17th, 2020, 5:20 am
by Pepper Pig
It's a bit intermittent this series!

Leaves from The Walnut Tree by Ann and Franco Taruschio.

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: February 17th, 2020, 10:21 am
by scullion
sad to say i have none of this series - although maybe i have the elizabeth david one - i know i have a couple of hers.

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: February 17th, 2020, 1:18 pm
by Badger's mate
I have got various books by some of the authors, but the only book on the list in this house is the Madhur Jaffrey one. I did consider getting the Rick Stein book after Floyd on Fish but it didn't happen.

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: February 17th, 2020, 1:47 pm
by StokeySue
I have the Jane Grigson, the Elizabeth David, and the Claudia Roden

I don’t have that Madhur Jaffrey book, but I have her first BBC book which repeats a lot of the recipes

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: February 17th, 2020, 3:20 pm
by KC2
I have the Jane Grigson, the Cluadia Roden and the Margaret Costa. Which reminds me, I should have a fresh look at the Costa - it's been ages!

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: February 17th, 2020, 4:25 pm
by scullion
i have just treated myself to the claudia roden and margaret costa books from abe - both very good copies, in hardback, for £9.19 including postage i don't think that will break the bank.
i have a couple of madhur jaffrey's - and quite a few other indian/eastern cookbooks so maybe i'll wait for another time for that one.

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: February 17th, 2020, 7:40 pm
by miss mouse
KC2 wrote: Which reminds me, I should have a fresh look at the Costa - it's been ages!


I use it frequently, always accurate IME.

I am always irritated that Katie Stewart gets rare mentions in these 'lists'.

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: February 18th, 2020, 3:32 pm
by Gruney
I have a copy of Simon Hopkinson's boook , and I would have said precisely this, if Nigella Lawson had not said it first:-

" there’s not a recipe here I don’t want to eat immediately."

I keep it apart from my other books, it's by my chair - handy for a quick ten minute browse, when I'm in need of being in that sort of mood. As recently as last Sunday, I made his "poulet sauté au vinaigre".

Re: OFM's Vintage Cookbooks

PostPosted: February 21st, 2020, 11:41 am
by suffolk
It’s a favourite ‘read’ here too ... and it’s time I made that recipe again ... my palate’s a bit jaded at the moment and it’s just the thing to perk it up a bit :chef:
Thanks for the reminder Gruney :wave: