An Australian icon leaves us.

One of Australia’s icons, the beloved Margaret Fulton, food writer and cook, passed away yesterday at the age of 94. I think I probably came across her recipes for the first time in either of the magazines, Womans Weekly or New Idea.  She was the first female Australian cook to introduce us to the flavours of other nations. I used…

Attempting to re-use some of my old recipe books

I am making a conscious effort to use the numerous cookbooks I have in my possession.  I find that I tend to rely on just a few and I was going to do a cull of my books when I thought I really should go through them and pick out some recipes to try before…

Cooking with children. . . .what are the best books?

Having our grandson with us we decided to let him do some cooking while he was here. I borrowed a book from the library and had marked a few recipes that I thought would be suitable. Our grandson chose a recipe that he fancied, it wasn’t one of those I had marked, and we checked…

Cook books, cookery books or cooking ?

I finished my Ian Rankin novel on the weekend and I am now reading a non-fiction book.  I like to have a bit of a change every now and again.  The book I am now reading is The Puddding that Took a Thousand Cooks. It is another of my books that I have had for…