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Korean Food Made Simple, by Judy Joo

Korean Food Made Simple, by Judy Joo

A few months ago, we were in town, and had lunch at the superb Trinity Kitchen. For those unfamiliar with the mighty city of Leeds, Trinity Kitchen is the food court attached to its big, shiny shopping centre. At this point, I'd expect most people with an ounce of self-respect to run screaming from any recommendation to eat [...]

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Summers Under the Tamarind Tree, by Sumayya Usmani

Summers Under the Tamarind Tree, by Sumayya Usmani

There's a quote on the front cover of Sumayya Usmani's book, Summers Under the Tamarind Tree: Recipes and memories from Pakistan, from Madhur Jaffrey that states simply that "this book is a treasure". It's placed front and centre, right at the top, a badge of some considerable honour. It's difficult to comprehend the thrill Usmani [...]

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Ferment Your Vegetables, by Amanda Feifer

Ferment Your Vegetables, by Amanda Feifer

I'm a big fan of rotting vegetables. Perhaps i should rephrase that. I'm a big fan of vegetables that have been allowed to decompose in a controlled and safe way, that is, to ferment. Fermentation is a wonderful thing, a chemical reaction that changes matter from one state into another. It's at the heart of [...]

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The Beer & Food Companion, by Stephen Beaumont

The Beer & Food Companion, by Stephen Beaumont

When a group of diners sit down at the table after having enjoyed a range of pre-dinner drinks - a martini here and a glass of chablis or a pilsner there - the answer to the question about what to drink with the meal is, usually, wine. ...and there's nothing wrong with that, but there [...]

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Taste: The Infographic Book of Food, by Laura Rowe

Taste: The Infographic Book of Food, by Laura Rowe

I remember a time at work when we had a problem. It was a big problem, involving a huge amount of data. I sat down with the resident data guru, and she tried to explain what the matter was by dancing around between two spreadsheets that spanned a couple of very large monitors, flitting from [...]

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