Category: Book Reviews

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ONE POT, PAN, PLANET

Don’t let this great book get lost among the pile of similarly themed cookbooks clamouring for your attention. It’s not just easy weekday dinners; it’s not just simple vegetarian meals; it’s not just a call to arms to change our behaviour before we wreck the planet.

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Felicity O’Driscoll Book Reviews Issue 206

While it might seem obvious, Steven introduces this book with the statement “wild game is wildly variable”. What he means is that cooking game is less about the beast itself and more about the cut or part of the animal, and that it’s important to give the animal the respect it deserves both in the field and in the kitchen.

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A GOOD BAKE

Many say that while cooking is an art, baking is a science. Melissa Weller was a chemical engineer who loved to bake, and it is this scientific background that sets A Good Bake apart from the rest.

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ZOË BAKES CAKES

This is a love letter to cake. Zoë François’ journey to becoming a celebrated pastry chef began when, as a child who grew up on hippy communes in the 1960s, she took a bite of a Twinkie.

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