Tales and Recipes from a Travelling Cook

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Allen & Unwin, 2004 - Cookery - 344 pages
As a champion of 'real' food, Iain understands the need to produce delicious hearty meals fast, every night of the week. And he's not afraid of meat, of fire, and of spices so there's a lot of grilling and barbecuing with flavours from faraway places to complement the traditional Aussie outdoor feast. The recipes are easy, the ingredients are readily available and the book itself is robust and user-friendly.

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Page 40 - Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian: wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian: lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese: garlic makes it good.
Page 239 - You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.
Page 145 - Fish should smell like the tide. Once they smell like fish, it's too late.
Page 279 - The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.
Page 11 - Boxty on the griddle, boxty in the pan, If you don't eat boxty you'll never get a man.
Page 86 - Guide) l.Take one sombrero. 2. Invert. 3. Fill with tofu. 4. Allow to stand for 38 minutes.
Page 174 - I won't eat anything that has intelligent life, but I'd gladly eat a television executive or a politician.
Page 12 - Remove and set aside. Add a little more oil to pan if necessary, and saute the bacon and onion until soft.
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About the author (2004)

Iain Hewitson has been well-known as a chef/restaurateur in Australia and New Zealand for over thirty years. He owns and operates the St Kilda icon, Tolarno Bar and Bistro, was the resident cook on the popular lifestyle show

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