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Elizabeth David on Vegetables

(Penguin, R380) A collection of the late Elizabeth David’s favourite veggie recipes, from cobalt blue cabbages to beetroots of deep rose. Highlight: ‘Meaty’ recipes like ‘eggs with mushrooms and…

Gordon’s Great Escape Southeast Asia

By Gordon Ramsay (Harper Collins Publishers) After his fascinating and unforgettable Great Escape to India, our favourite chef with the combustible temper, Gordon Ramsay, embarks on yet another travelogue’ish…

Thai Street Food

(Lantern) Ever since that pith-helmeted anthropological roam around Thailand, where you traipsed from pool lounger to food stall, from beach to food stall, from internet café to food stall……

What’s Cooking Stir-fry

(Love Food) Stirfries, what’s not to like? All you need is a wok – that workhorse of the Chinese kitchen – a handful of pocket-friendly greens; maybe a protein…

Indochine

By Luke Nguyen (Murdoch Books) The French colonisation of Vietnam lasted nearly a century. It should therefore come as no small surprise that much of the cuisine is a…