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Modernist Cuisine

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Today was my birthday.  I spent it quietly doing the mid-week wash, and answering phone calls from early in the morning to late evening. It was most enjoyable, and great to hear from and chat to so many dear friends. I also had several very welcome emails. One of the things many friends asked me was whether I had treated …

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The Flavor Bible

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One of the books I bought Amazon this year was The Flavor Bible (yes, American spelling of flavour).  The best way I could describe this book in my own words is that it is a very comprehensive reference of foods, herbs, spices, oils, nuts, with each entry having a list of what goes well with them. The photo above (taken with …

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Mashed Potatoes

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From my childhood days I’ve always loved mashed potatoes. I mean the smooth puree of potatoes, perhaps with cream and butter – not the lumpy kind with little lumps of potato not mashed; and worse still, not even properly cooked. But I must confess that I’m a bit lazy and I’ve always preferred it when someone else does the work …

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Creaming the market?

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On Monday this week I browsed at the Chadstone Shopping Centre in Melbourne, and at the David Jones store I came across the Magimix Vision toaster for A$499.   I was impressed by the look and features of the toaster, but not by the price.   Magimix released the toaster in Australia giving exclusive rights to David Jones for the …