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Thread #159166 Message #3769989
Posted By: Steve Shaw
01-Feb-16 - 09:17 PM
Thread Name: BS: you tube chefs/Cooks
Subject: RE: BS: you tube chefs/Cooks
I get a lot of inspiration from cookery books too. I have several of Gino D'Acampo's ones. He's really good at keeping things simple, which I need. I love Italian cookery. A book I've got a number of dishes from is Nigellissima (Nigella Lawson, a bloody brilliant cook in m'humble). I bought Nigella Bites on eBay and all the quantities are in American! All "cups" and that sort of thing and everything in Fahrenheit! I also like Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, though he can go heavy on the lemon juice! I have two books by Elizabeth David, called French Provincial Cooking and Italian Food. She's wilful but brilliant and inspiring. Her Daube of Beef recipe from the former is to die for, and so simple to do. Do it while it's still winter! Just use bits of streaky bacon instead of her suggested pork rinds. You may find it on The Guardian website. You have to set fire to a small pan of boiling red wine. Weeeeee!