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Category Archives: The Cookbook Guru

The Cookbook Guru – Katie Ate Sizzling Prawns

After the frustration I experienced with the recipe for carrot cake with cointreau soaked sultanas, I thought it only fair to trial a different style of recipe from “What Katie … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · 18 Comments

The Cookbook Guru – Katie Ate Carrot Cake

Katie Quinn-Davies is well known among food bloggers as the Irish food stylist who married an Aussie, started a food blog and became a published cookbook author on the strength … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · 36 Comments

Ossi Du Mordere

My daily life is in disarray! There seems to be a never ending procession of prospective property managers and furniture removalists parading through our soon to be vacated home. Once … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · 40 Comments

Margaret Fulton’s Excellent Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate mousse had it’s moment of glory in the 1970s.  My preference was always for a small pot of dark dense intense mousse made with bittersweet chocolate, more closely related … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 57 Comments

Sesame Baked Fish

 I can still remember the very first time I made this dish. I was a stay-at-home Mum with a 3 month old baby daughter named Leah and I was hosting … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · 20 Comments

Rabbit in Mustard Cream Sauce and The Margaret Fulton Cookbook

 Margaret Fulton and I go back a long way, a very, very long way. Receiving a copy of The Margaret Fulton Cookbook as an engagement gift from an Aunt and … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · 24 Comments

Date, Orange and Bitter Leaf Salad

  My third post for The Cookbook Guru, inspired by Paula Wolfert’s “The Food of Morocco” is  Orange, Leafy Green and Date Salad. I loved the idea of this salad the … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · 25 Comments

Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder with Browned Almonds

 Roast lamb was once Australia’s national dish, lamb roasted in the English style with the vegetables sizzling in the pan drippings around the joint. The ubiquitous Anglo Aussie Sunday roast … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · 35 Comments

Crushed Spiced Carrot Salad

Last month while I was travelling, contributors to the Cookbook Guru were busy cooking and posting from Paua Wolfert’s The Food of Morocco.” I confess, at the time, I was … Continue reading

April 7, 2015 · 23 Comments

Jane Grigson’s Greek Bean Stew

It’s no secret I hold the late English cookbook writer Jane Grigson in high esteem. She came to food writing in the post WW2 period when the English were entering … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · 25 Comments

Spiced Hazelnut-Cacao Brownie

During November the Cookbook Guru is cooking from the Australian Gourmet Traveller Magazine. I have already posted a potato and egg curry recipe which I loosely adapted to suit my … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · 22 Comments

Chocolate Cinnamon Sorbet

My new ice cream churn has led to lots of experiments. The biggest success so far has been Creamy Berry Gelato, but after concentrating on fruity flavours, Greg Malouf’s recipe from … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · 16 Comments

Zucchini, mint and feta fritters

Vegetable fritters are a lunchtime favourite in our house. The usual choices are sweet corn, cauliflower, carrots and zucchini, sometimes alone, other times mixed together. I usually ad lib making … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · 23 Comments

Marcella Hazan’s Chicken Cacciatore

Marcella Hazan’s Classic Italian Cookbooks have sat on my bookshelf for at least two decades, but I have to confess that there is little I have cooked from them. I … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · 27 Comments