Category Archives: cooking

How to Bake by Nick Malgieri

How to Bake lives up to its name: the recipes start simple in each chapter and then you build upon techniques and skills as you progress. Everything is laid out simply and without all the superfluous graphic design that can … Continue reading

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Pure Charcuterie by Meredith Leigh

More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog https://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/</p></i>My brother in law has produced some great Charcuterie in the last year and I was curious about the process and the benefits. This is a one-stop guide to everything curing: beautifully … Continue reading

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The Metabolism Revolution by Even Adamson

There are few things I appreciate less than buying a book and finding out it is pretty much an infomercial – an introduction that ‘gives’ a few things but with a continual upsell behind it. In this case, to give … Continue reading

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Slow Cook Modern by Liana Krissoff

This is a bit of a hard one for me to review since my particular circumstances meant I couldn’t get as much out of the book as I would have liked. That said, the book has very modern recipes rather … Continue reading

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Taste and Technique by Naomi Pomeroy

While chef Pomeroy does present an argument for a homegrown attitude and distances herself from the ‘cult of celebrity’ of famous restaurant-owning chefs around the world, I have to admit I did find almost all of the recipes to seem … Continue reading

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Slough Dough Real Bread by Chris Young

Slow Dough Real Bread is a beautifully presented and easy to follow cookbook featuring bread recipes from around the world. Whether a Finnish pulla, San Francisco sourdough, or Istanbul breakfast bread, the list is quite comprehensive. This is a collection … Continue reading

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Forks Over Knives: Family by Alona Pulde, Matthew Lederman

The author and chef did get a lot of things right with this book: the difficulty of transitioning a family into a vegan diet, defending the switch to others, supplements that may be needed, ease of preparation, etc. The language … Continue reading

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