Books

Lamb, spinach, chickpeas

Lamb, spinach, chickpeas

Hugh’s Three Good Things takes a very simple premise – make a dish using just three ingredients – and produces a large array of very tasty looking recipes. Of course, the three ingredients thing is a bit of a cheat – pretty much all the…

Chocolate Drops and Coconut Biscuits

Chocolate Drops and Coconut Biscuits

Sue wanted biscuits. In fact she demanded biscuits. She even went out as far as digging out the cookery book and leaving it open in the kitchen with a post-it note stuck on the page saying Make these with a large arrow pointing to the…

Piri Piri Chicken with Patatas Bravas

Piri Piri Chicken with Patatas Bravas

I was looking for a recipe to make use of some chicken I had. I found quite a few things that I liked the sound of, but there always seemed to be a key ingredient that I didn’t have to hand. Then I picked up…

Ricciarelli

Ricciarelli

It’s a Bank Holiday weekend. We’re in lockdown. Some baking is in order. I scan the shelf for a suitable cook book. We need comfort food, and who better to provide that than Nigella. I pull out my copy of How to be a Domestic…

Beef Madras

Beef Madras

To kick off my journey through my cook book collection, I decided to start with an old favourite. The Curry Club Indian Restaurant Cook Book by Pat Chapman. This one was an early addition to my collection. First published in 1984, my copy dates from…

Nothing But Books

Nothing But Books

Apparently, I have a lot of cookery books. At least that’s what Sue keeps telling me. So, I decided to count them. That was no mean feat – they’re scattered around the house. There’s a shelf-full in the kitchen, naturally, and rather a lot in…