Cooking Under the Influence: Food to Drink to

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Allen & Unwin, 2004 - Cookery - 256 pages
Ben Canaider and Greg Duncan Powell have teamed up to write a straightforward and unpretentious food and wine book. Demonstrating their knowledge of and affection for wine and cooking, they match over 100 recipes with wines that range from the rugged reds to sublime French Champagne. There is also plenty of practical advice on how to make the most of any occasion, whether it is a hot date or a weeknight dinner on a budget.

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Refer to it as a cookbook, read it for pleasure anytime. These guys are a stitch - we all know what it's like cooking and quaffing a la Floyd The Chef, but these gentlemen make it not only fun to get ... Read full review


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survival rations
illegal lunches
dead things on toast 108
fine dining darling 134
raunch recipes 166
support acts 196
cheese please 246
wine glossary 251

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Page 14 - Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree about which I commanded you, 'You shall not eat of it,' cursed is the ground because of you; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life; thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; you are dust, and to dust you shall return.
Page 94 - Laodamas, his son, who had been sitting next him and who was the one he loved most. A maidservant brought water for him and poured it from a splendid and golden pitcher, holding it above a silver basin for him to wash, and she pulled a polished table before him. 175 A grave housekeeper brought in the bread and served it to him, adding many good things to it, generous with her provisions. Then long-suffering great Odysseus ate and drank.
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Page 94 - Right at the end, add the white wine and let this bubble and reduce for a few minutes, scraping the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Let the wine reduce until it makes a sauce — 3-4 minutes.
Page 31 - Grill the meat until cooked as you like it (al gusto), usually 2-3 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the meat and the heat of the fire.
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