Email Facebook WhatsApp Cook up a feast“The answer to a prayer! This is an excellent, reliable guide to coping with larger numbers. Alongside advice on menu planning, plating and do-ahead tips is a collection of recipes for guaranteed crowd pleasers. Mary Berry is ultimately dependable and this is akin to having your mum (or better still your personal Delia) in the kitchen.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up That is the review of a new book from Mary Berry and Lucy Young who have been working with each other for 20 years and now launched Cook Up A FeastIt is their long-awaited entertaining cookbook filled with a wide selection of recipes and dishes for any and every occasion. From a family get-together around the kitchen table to a full on party, this book will give you all the advice you need to make cooking for a crowd easy and stress-free.With themes such as Italian Food, Summer in the garden, including great ideas for those all important bank holiday weekends, Desserts and Tea for a Crowd, every event is catered for. If you’re looking for a classic dish or something more adventurous, Mary and Lucy share their culinary know-how to help you create the perfect party.With over 150 recipes, beautiful photography throughout and easy-to-follow guidelines, Cook Up A Feast will show you how to spoil your friends and family with memorable dishes. This book is guaranteed to make cooking for others, however big or small the occasion, an absolute pleasure. NewsBooks for cooksBy admin – June 25, 2010 555 Leiths Meat BibleFrom the classic roast to Cajun alligator, Leiths brings you the definitive meat cookbook. Packed with foolproof recipes and practical advice Leiths Meat Bible is the essential kitchen cookbook.Leiths Meat Bible is the ultimate meat cookbook, with over 450 recipes from all over the world, it has something for every occasion, from a simple after-work supper to an elegant dinner. As with every book from the Leiths series, all recipes are foolproof with an emphasis on proper technique. Leiths Meat Bible offers classic and creative recipes for the professional and amateur cook.The book guides you through the basic techniques for choosing, preparing, cooking and carving meat, including an illustrated guide to the different cuts of meat (and how to tell if a piece of meat is fresh and good-quality), advice on how to handle and store raw meat, and easy-to-follow instructions on every kind of cooking method you will need. Following this are chapters on each type of meat, including delicious recipes ranging from the classics, such as Beef stew, Shepherd’s pie, Slow-roast pork belly and Toad-in-the hole, to more adventurous dishes, such as Sticky chicken goujons with caramelised lemons, Duck breasts with blackberry and apple sauce and Thai basil pork. There are also tempting and inventive ideas for cooking with cheaper cuts of meat.This huge book includes full colour photographs, illustrated techniques tips, wine recommendations for every recipe, troubleshooting guides, a glossary of cooking terms, and much more. Utterly comprehensive, reliable and easy to use, this is an essential book for every kitchen.Check local book stores for prices and availability. Twitter Advertisement Linkedin Print Previous articleGrilled French goat’s cheese mini-log and walnut pesto ciabattaNext articleCity Grand Prix returns to grid after 75 years admin
Last month on an episode of his Time Crisis radio show, Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig and his co-host Jake Longstretch discussed their unexpected admiration for Twiddle and their song “Jamflowman”–a track off the band’s 2007 Natural Evolution of Consciousness that describes the character development of a young guitarist.Vampire Weekend Announces Extensive North American TourParticularly fascinated by the characters within the Twiddle universe, Koenig and Longstretch admit listening to the song on repeat and making a concentrated effort to dissect the song’s meanings. On the latest episode of Time Crisis, Koenig continued the conversation by inviting frontman Mihali Savoulidis onto the show.As Koenig describes them, “Twiddle is a great jam band. Their song ‘Jamflowman’ sometimes gets picked on by people in the jam band community,” though Koenig notes he finds the song “fascinating”–especially the final verse that describes the older, darker version of the “Jamflowman” character. “It’s the type of song where the deeper you dive, the more you like it.” As a continuation of the show’s analysis, they go straight to the source by calling up Mihali himself.After discussing the origins of Twiddle and how the Vermont band came together in college, Mihali discusses some of his own influences outside of the jam bands (John Scofield, Ernest Ranglin). When “Jamflowman” comes up, Mihali explains that he wrote the song when he was 15 and only introduced it to the Twiddle repertoire as a way to fill a setlist for their first live shows. Of course, this shocks Ezra and Jake to a point of disbelief–especially when they hear that there are now live versions of the song that last nearly 30 minutes. Mihali goes on to explain the other characters in Twiddle’s songbook, like Frankenfoote and Carter Candlestick, and how “Orlando” is the latest meeting of all those characters.It’s obvious that the two show hosts are impressed and will be hitting up Twiddle the next time they come through town, in which case we might hear even more on the Time Crisis radio show.To listen to the complete episode with Mihali Savoulidis, click here.