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Switch Coffee Tokyo
Coffee / Japan

Switch Coffee – Strong Coffee Program

Switch Coffee – Introduction Switch Coffee is a small coffee shop and roastery in the Tokyo district of Meguro where you can drop in and enjoy an espresso, a milk coffee or a pour-over filter coffee all made with beans roasted on the premises. The proprietor is an engaging host […]

Bones - Recipes, History & Lore McLagan
Cookbooks

Bones – Recipes, History, and Lore by Jennifer McLagan

Bones – Recipes, History and Lore – Introduction Jennifer McLagan is an Australian-born chef who has plied her trade in Australia, England, Europe and Canada. Her books follow an idiosyncratic path, cleverly concentrating on topics that most other writers avoid. The topics of her books include Bones, Fat, Bitter, Odd […]

Classic Russian Cooking
Cookbooks

Classic Russian Cooking by Elena Molokhovets

Classic Russian Cooking – Introduction Classic Russian Cooking – A gift to young housewives by Elena Molokhovets is a significant book in the history of Russian cuisine and one of the great utilitarian cookbooks of the world ranking alongside Stephanie Alexander’s The Cook’s Companion, Eliza Acton’s Modern Cookery for Private […]

Recipes of all Nations
Recipes

Pudim de Noses: Delicious Walnut Pudding from Portugal

Walnut Pudding – Where we found the recipe This recipe for a Walnut Pudding is one derived from a book called Recipes of All Nations written by an enigmatic figure who called herself “Countess Morphy”, although her surname was actually Hincks and she almost certainly wasn’t a Countess. She possibly […]

Joy of Cooking by Rombauer
Cookbooks

Joy of Cooking by Irma Rombauer

Joy of Cooking: Introduction Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer was first published by Irma Rombauer in 1931. It soon became the cookbook of choice throughout the United States. It is somewhat derivative of Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management in that it is not just a recipe book […]

Recipes of all Nations
Cookbooks

Recipes of All Nations – A large work by “Countess Morphy”

Recipes of All Nations: Introduction Recipes of All Nations by ‘Countess Morphy’ is a fascinating tour of recipes from all around the world that was very popular in the United Kingdom in the 1930s. It has some flaws and the author wasn’t a countess, but it is still an interesting […]

Ottolenghi The Cookbook
Cookbooks

Ottolenghi The Cookbook -Strong and Interesting Recipes

Ottolenghi The Cookbook – Introduction Ottolenghi The Cookbook is a beautiful book full of delicious recipes that you immediately want to try out. It is authored by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi (Yotam is an Israeli and Sami a Palestinian who both now live in London). Both were born in […]

Crescent City Cooking
Cookbooks

Crescent City Cooking: Refined Recipes from Susan Spicer

Crescent City Cooking: Introduction Crescent City Cooking by Susan Spicer surveys the recipes of her native (from the age of 7) New Orleans and beyond and is an excellent book to add to your cookbook collection if you are interested in the cuisine of this fascinating city. We have eaten […]

Middle Eastern Cooking by Haratounian
Cookbooks

Middle Eastern Cookery – A Great Survey by Arto der Haroutunian

Middle Eastern Cookery: Introduction Middle Eastern Cookery by Arto der Haroutunian is one of the classics of Middle Eastern cooking. It is a thoroughly researched, clearly written classic that is worth returning to again and again whenever you feel inspired to cook any of the great dishes of this region. […]

Delights from the Garden of Eden
Cookbooks

Delights from the Garden of Eden: An important book by Nawal Nasrallah

Delights from the Garden of Eden – Introduction Delights from the Garden of Eden: A Cookbook and a History of the Iraq Cuisine by Nawal Nasrallah is a recent classic that should be a feature of every food lover’s library. Delights from the Garden of Eden has the look and […]