Category Archives: The Project

Posts relating to the crux of this blog – cooking a new recipe out of each of my cook books this year

Jerusalem

Well I see I have gone backwards significantly since my last post.  Now have 265 cookbooks with the most recent being Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi which I purchased on the weekend from probably my favourite bookshop, Lorne … Continue reading

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Braised Chuck

Thought provoking title I know.  This meal was another derived from our pack of Chianina Beef.  We have had some lovely meals from these cuts and this meal was no exception.  This pack was about 1.5kg of chuck on the … Continue reading

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Smokin’

I have a new toy, sorry important piece of barbecue kit.  It’s a Weber Smoky Mountain. Its burns charcoal and produces a long, low temperature cooking environment that is enhanced by the smoke produced by the addition of hickory chunks. … Continue reading

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Heston at Home

We and 2 other couples have been hosting each other for dinner for 15 or so years.  We are all into our food and wine so these are the nights when the good bottles of wine come out and quite … Continue reading

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La Cucina

La Cucina purports to be Italy’s most complete and authentic cookbook.  It may well be.  900 odd pages, no pictures, more than 2000 recipes each referencing region of origin makes it a mighty reference, the type of book I like … Continue reading

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Bistecca

Tonight was the first look at beef from the Isola Farm Chianina meat pack.  I used a couple of the steaks – enough to feed our family of four.  So I guess this was as close to Bistecca Fiorentina that … Continue reading

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Cooking while on the bike

We had friends over on Sunday for lunch, but I also had to fit in a ride on Sunday morning.  So what better time to do a slow cooked lamb shoulder.  Got up at 530, put the lamb in the … Continue reading

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