A short review of Bill Grangers newest cookbook, Bill`s Italian food which I bought a little while ago. I am a huge fan of his so I always have pretty high expectations. I mentioned this book in an earlier blogpost where I said that I was a little dissapointed. Since then I have tried out some of the recipes and read the book more thouroghly. I am a little less dissapointed now and even if It is not his best cookbook, it has some nice recepies with great flavours and a feel of Italy. I like the photos, but a little less of his family would be better I think. I will try out more of the recipes and blog about them at a later time.
Bills Italian food, by Bill Granger
Qui, chef by Marcus Samelsson
If you are a food geek like me you will love this biography from swedish chef turned american super chef, Marcus Samuelsson. Top chef master champion, Iron chef, judge on Chopped and with restaurants like Red Rooster, Harlem and Ginny`s Supper club in New york.
Born in Ethiopia adopted and grew up in Sweden. His curiosity for food is really inspiring. He tries and tastes everything. Loves spices and experimenting with food. At the same time he tries to find his real identity and is quite honest about it in his book. Lot of food stuff and restaurant talk so I think you kind of have to be a foodie to really love this book.
A new cookcook arrived today. I love cookbooks and I am starting to get quite a few of them.
Need a new bookshelf. This cookbook is from australian cook Donna Hay. Donna Hay is Autralias leadning food editor and a best selling author of 19 cookbooks and over 400 million sold copies. She also publish Donna Hay magazine 6 times a year. Her food is simple and the food photography is amazing. The book is separated in ingredients like eggs, noodles and rice, chikcken etc. Really yummi food.
My newly purchased cookbook from Tomasina Miers, Mexican food at home.
Exciting mexican street food, with recipes from her restaurants Wahaca in London.
Tomasina won Mastechef UK in 2005 specially for her eccentric mexican food.
In 2007 she open her first Wahaca, now there are 4 branches. I have eaten in her restaurants several times. The food is spicy, exciting and cheap. The black bean stew is to die for.
The cookbook has a lot of the restaurants dishes, fairly easy to make. You need some of the different chili types, habanero, chipotle, jalapeno and poblano. There is a section describing each one.
I look forward to try some ogf the recipes.
Cookbook review Bill Granger Easy
Finally I recived Bill Grangers latest cook book Easy. I am a big fan of this Australian chef, his cook books
and his London restaurant. I have yet to visit his restaurants in Australia or Singapore.
In this book he takes a ingredient like a piece of chicken, a filet of fish, a steak, a pack of pasta,
a tin of beans, a block of chocolate etc and gives us a variety of recipes and tips for each one.
The ingredients is fairly easy to find in super or farmers markeds. I really love this book and its simplicity.
One of his best. The measurements is metrics as they are in Australia. I have already tried a recipe from the book which will be my next blog post.