There's a bit of a backlog of things to post about, not helped by 18 days without the internet at home. It wasn't fun. So let's start with a rundown of the reviews that have appeared at The Gastronomer's Bookshelf in the last two or three months!
- Hilary McNevin's Guide to Fish, reviewed by me. A handy reference work for Australian readers.
- An Omelette and a Glass of Wine, reviewed by Lucy of Nourish Me. A great classic.
- I also reviewed the interesting but a little disappointing Country Women's Association Cakes book. An excellent book about tapas, Pintxos by Gerald Hirigoyen, finally got a look-in after many months on my shelves, and I reviewed an old favourite for meat lovers, Bones by Jennifer McLagan. Finally for me, the republished wonderful description of Sicilian Food by Mary Taylor Simeti.
- Daniel Chan reviewed Alinea by Grant Achatz, as well as the attractive Snowflakes and Schnapps by Jane Lawson.
- Mark from No Special Effects reviewed The Big Sur Bakery Cookbook. Sarah from Sarah Cooks reviewed the gorgeous Cake Chic by cake queen Peggy Porschen. And Grfon1 of The Curious Blogquat reviewed the very meaty Seven Fires by Francis Mallmann.
- We were very happy to add some new reviewers, with Julian Teoh reviewing the Australian classic of Cooking & Travelling in South-West France by Stephanie Alexander, and Debbie Loakes tearing the abysmal 4 Ingredients cookbook to shreds. Meanwhile, the impressive Vefa's Kitchen was reviewed by Peter Minaki of kalofagas.ca, and reviewer JasonS had very mixed feelings about famous blogger Pim Techamuanvivit's Foodie Handbook.
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