How one recipe proved to be one of the tastiest dishes I know, but I managed not to cook it for 20 years.
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Like her more famous book, Grub on a Grant, Quick and Easy Cooking for Students offers a plethora of simple but tasty meals. Its more recent publication date means it has a greater emphasis on those staples of modern living like pasta and rice, but also takes the opportunity to introduce people to other grains like bulgar wheat and cous-cous.
Linda Collister's book has become my bread bible ever since Catherine bought me a copy for my birthday. After a recipe for a standard loaf and details of how to make a sour dough starter, the book is split into different regions of the world, and contains a number of different recipes in each section, starting with America.
For vegetarians Thai food poses a real problem due to the fact that most Thai recipes use fish sauce in the same way that we might use salt and pepper. Thankfully with the help of one book, a good solution can be found...
The concept of Cranks Fast Food is a simple one - brilliant, tasty vegetarian food in under 30 minutes - many can be easily done in 15-20 minutes.. Living in a country where sizeable proportions of the population live off ready meals because 'cooking takes too long', it's a book you often want to wave in front of people going 'LOOK! IT'S EASY!'
31% of people in India are vegetarian, and it's the country of the world with the most vegetarians. Some regions are more vegetarian than others, and in the Gujarit region, the population and food are primarily vegetarian. So no surprise then that Gujurati cuisine has come up with some excellent dishes over the years.
Over the years, author Clas Clarke became almost the Delia of student cooking and Grub on a Grant became known by many as the student cookbook bible, thanks to its extremely easy to follow recipes which were simple, and wholesome and tasty.
The book covers everything, and starts with the basics. Rather than presenting you with just the recipes, the book explores the equipment you need, general techniques and information about key ingredients.
Cast your mind back to 1961. It's the swinging sixties and you're on Carnaby Street. Far out man. There's fashion everywhere. And a restaurant.. And oh look it's vegetarian. That's good healthy food man!
Over the years we've now amounted a sizeable cookbook collection, so I've decided to review them. I'm going to share what I have and review them for you, sharing what's good and what's bad in the veggie cook book arena.