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Rick Stein’s India In search of the perfect curry – new cookbook recipes and video player links

Rick Stein’s India is the new excellent text on curries, written as only Rick can.
Subtitled – In Search of the perfect curry – Recipes from my Indian Odyssey.

Rick Stein sums up all that is special and sumptuous about curries and the Indian recipes he has encountered on his Indian curry Odyssey in this new and beautifully produced curry guide and cookbook. A journey through this exciting and colourful country, it is a sensual and stimulating experience.

We all love a good Curry – some just with onion and chicken, others with creamy sauce and crispy duck…. The variety of possibilities are almost endless  but Rick has – in his unique style – made sense of the complex world that is the Indian Curry.
So what is a good curry? Is it the aroma, the look, or the combination of all these with an expectation of a satisfying meal, that helps us forget about our problems and lifts us to a higher level.

To quote Rick :
‘Whenever I hear the word curry, I’m filled with a longing for spicy hot food with the fragrance of cumin, cloves and cinnamon. I see deep red colours from lots of Kashmiri chilli’s, tinged with a suggestion of yellow from turmeric. I think of the tandoor oven and slightly scorched naan shining with ghee and garlic. A bowl of dark dal, a green chutney of coriander and mint and a plate with a few sliced tomatoes, cucumbers and sliced onions. When Indians talk of food, they talk about their life. To understand this country you need to understand curry.’

In this adventure Rick discovers 120 recipes by visiting home cooks, street vendors and having had what must have been the experience of a lifetime.

Readers of this book if based in the UK or Ireland will have a concept of curry based on visits to various take away food houses. Perhaps Indian, Thai or Chinese. The first thing Rick helps us with is to see curry from the perspective of the Indian people.

It is not the same as we understand it, a curry is something that can refer to almost any food from the Indian subcontinent.

Rick Stein @Rick_Stein Mexico and California TV and Book September 2017

So where do we start? Rick sets out a number of food types in the book:

  • Dhaba
  • Sabzi
  • Macchi
  • Murgh
  • Gosht
  • Meetha

By visiting various cities Rick samples curries of all types.

  • Punjab – Lamb curry
  • Mumbai – Pau bhaji
  • Amritsar – Butter chicken
  • Pondicherry – Prawn currry
  • Kolkata – Eggs in coconut masala
  • Jaipur – Tandoori dish

Follow the TV series on BBC player and see India in all its colourful glory.

And yes Rick does discover  his favourite curry recipe.

Recipes: please visit the BBC Food website –

Watch red button clips from the episodes

Watch clips from each episode and episode guide

See cookbook reviews and cost information at Rick Stein’s India.

          

 

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Gwyneth Paltrow – Its all good Delicious easy recipes that will make you look good and feel great YOU magazine

It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great
by Gywneth Paltrow

This is an important book. Gwyneth Paltrow – like many of us – has had major health issues and was advised that she needed to alter her diet and her approach to life and stress.  Gwyneth has had a number of miscarriages as well. After another recent set of health issues, when Gwyneth went for a number of tests – she found she had a anemia and a cyst.

‘I was a mess. I was vitamin-D deficient, I had anaemia, I had thyroid issues, my liver was congested, I had hormonal imbalances and a benign tumour on my ovary that had to be removed – I mean, it was crazy. I knew it was time for change.

Gywneth was advised on her diet and the need a dietary changes and also emotional changes too. Taking the experts advice on how she needed to amend her diet, brings us to the recipes in the new book. The recipes were developed to meet the exacting demands of cutting out numerous foods on the elimination diet she was advised to follow.

Many diets and health plans are now available, one for example is Dr Junger’s Clean Program and by comparing numerous diet plans Gwyneth has developed a system to identify the numerous diets by using a clever set of icons beside each recipe.

Read about icons, measurements and ingredients.

Buy the book, read reviews and see prices It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes that Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great currently £12 free delivery UK.

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A series of free pull outs based on the new book are being offered in You magazine today (Mar 17) and next week (Mar 24).

Today, recipes include:

  • avocado toast
  • green juice
  • sweet potato and five-spice muffins
  • many-mushrooms soup
  • lentil salad with mustard and tomatoes
  • banana ice cream with sweet and salty roasted almonds
  • Lee’s chopped Vietnamese salad
  • chicken burgers, Thai style
  • grilled salmon with lemon vinaigrette
  • lamb tagine with squash and chickpeas
  • beet salad, spring onion and mint pesto
  • Frankies-esque beet salad
  • simplest beet salad
  • chocolate and almond cupcakes

‘My torment at losing my third baby… and nearly dying’: Gwyneth Paltrow opens heart over devastating miscarriage and how she longs for another child

Gwyneth Paltrow’s recipes exclusive in this weekend’s YOU Magazine March 17

Recipes:

See also previous books:

Notes from my Kitchen Table

My Father’s Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family and Togetherness

Gwyneth at book signing:

Gwyneth Paltrow shows off the results of her new diet in tiny shorts

and

an extract from Gwyneth Paltrow’s new book It’s All Good

 


Good Morning food

Did you know Good Morning on ITV have an excellent food section on their website? Each time a recipe or guest chef appears on the TV show you can find the recipe under the food tab at Good Morning food.

Some very well known personalities and chefs have appeared on the show. Never mind Philip Schofield or Eamon Homes having a great time – Eamon is so droll dear help Ruth.

Guests recently include – Gino D’Acampo, Tom Parker-Bowles, Phil Vickerey, Rusty Lee, Mark Sargeant, Rosemary Schrager to name a few. Recently the Hairy Bikers were cooking you might like to check the link out to see their Veggie recipe on Good Morning.

Here are some recipes from the show:

Tom Parker-Bowles and Spaghetti with meatballs
Gino D’Acampo and Mushroom and pea rissoto
Marcus Bean Beef fillet with wild mushrooms
Rustie Lee Gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free pancakes
Phil Vickery Simple potato-topped beef casserole
Lime and chilli marinated tuna steaks

Some very nice recipes, particularly like the tuna steak with lime and chilli.


Yotam Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast episode 2 Istanbul 3 March 2013 TV series and recipes

Yotam Ottolenghi presents Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast a new 4 part tv series on More 4 on Monday nights for four weeks. Jerusalem is Yotam’s latest cook book.


Update 2017:  Sweet Yotam Ottolenghi Desserts from London’s Ottolenghi

Series 1 Episode 2 Istanbul Monday 19 Nov 2012 at 9.00 pm More 4 

New Series Jamie’s Comfort Food

Repeated 3 March 2013 Channel 4 at 7.00pm.

2/4. Chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s culinary journey next port of call is the amazing and vibrant Istanbul. Common practice is to fish from the Galata bridge – so Yotam tastes fish from the waters of the Bosphorus, shops for vegetables and samples street food.

The recipes he is inspired to create include: Turkish pizza topped with spicy beef, pine nuts and a crunchy salad baked in a traditional stone oven, and a casserole bursting with prawns, squid, tomatoes and cheese.

Recipes and links:

Next episode is Tunisia, Yotam Ottolenghi Monday 26 Nov 2012 at 9.00 More 4,

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast episode 3 Tunisia 26 Nov 2012 TV series and recipes

Final episode is Israel, Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast – read more.

Yotam’s latest book with Sami Tamimi – is called Jerusalem and explores the food of the city of Jerusalem. Yotam and Sami’s food is based on a shared home city of Jerusalem. Both were born there in the same year, Sami on the Arab east side and Yotam in the Jewish west. Nearly 30 years later they met in London, and discovered they shared a language, a history, and a love of great food.

      

 

Gordon Ramsay Ultimate cooking course TV all episodes recipes updated 7 10 12

Episodes 1 to 20 guide and recipe links: Gordon Ramsay’s – Ultimate cookery course – 100 recipes to stake your life on.

Well Gordon Ramsay’s new series on Channel 4 the Ultimate Cookery Course is here (just completed airing 5 Oct 2012). This excellent series is accompanied by a cook book and Channel 4 have recipes, TV show notes, cooking hints and you can watch episodes after they have been broadcast on 4oD.

See below for  a list of episodes 1 – 20 and how to check out recipes at the Channel 4 website.

To read about the cook book currently on offer for £5 – see book details – Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course 100 recipes to stake your life on and to compare book costs and see where to buy Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course in the UK.

For Canadian orders – Gordon Ramsay and USA to buy Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate cookery course.

 

Gordon Ramsay Ultimate cooking course

Note: The series and many links are not always available – please use the You Tube connects to search for the appropriate recipe.

The 20 episodes of 30 minutes at 5pm – 5.30pm Channel 4 and HD, 6pm – 6.30pm Ch4 +1 where each episode will teach us about a different area of cooking.

Completed – will keep you informed when it airs again.

Monday 10 September 2012
Series 1 Episode 1 Getting Started (click for You Tube recipes)
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 1.

Tuesday 11 September 2012
Series 1 Episode 2 Keeping it Simple (click for You Tube recipes)
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 2.

Wednesday 12 September 2012
Series 1 Episode 3 Cooking with Chilli (click for You Tube recipes).
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 3.

Thursday 13 September 2012
Series 1 Episode 4 Cooking with spice (click for Channel 4 recipe scrapbook)
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 4.

Friday 14 September 2012
Series 1 Episode 5 Ultimate food on a budget (click for You Tube recipes)
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 5.

Monday 17 September 2012
Series 1 Episode 6 More ultimate food on a budget (click for You Tube recipes)
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 6.

Tuesday 18 September 2012
Series 1 Episode 7 Stress free cooking (click for You Tube recipes)
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 7.

Wednesday 19 September 2012
Series 1 Episode 8 Making it Easy (click for You Tube recipes)
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 8

Thursday 20 September 2012
Series 1 Episode 9 Real Fast Food (click for You Tube recipes)
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 9

Friday 21 September 2012
Series 1 Episode 10 Street food classics (click for Channel 4 recipe scrapbook)
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 10

Monday 24 September 2012
Series 1 Episode 11 Baking (click for Channel 4 recipe scrapbook)

Tuesday 25 September 2012
Series 1 Episode 12 Better Baking (click for You Tube recipes)

Wednesday 26 September 2012
Series 1 Episode 13 Ultimate slow  (click for You Tube recipes).

Thursday 27 September 2012
Series 1 Episode 14 Slow cooked favourites (click for You Tube recipes)

Friday 28 September 2012
Series 1 Episode 15 Brunches (click for You Tube recipes)

Monday 1 October 2012
Series 1 Episode 16 More Brunches (click for You Tube recipes)
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 16

Tuesday 2 October 2012
Series 1 Episode 17 TV Dinners (click for You Tube recipes)
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 17

Wednesday 3 October 2012
Series 1 Episode 18 Simple Suppers (click for You Tube recipes)
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 18

Thursday 4 October 2012
Series 1 Episode 19 Cooking for Special Occasions (click for You Tube recipes)
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 19

Friday 5 October 2012
Series 1 Episode 20 Special salads and fabulous fruits (click for You Tube recipes)
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 20

Previous blog – detailed article about the Ultimate Cookery Course show, Gordon Ramsay and the new cook book and to aid good cooking a selection of cookware for the ultimate kitchen.

 


Michela Chiappa CH4 Simply Italian Program 4 recipes and a wedding new book


Simply Italian Program 4 recipes by Michela Chiappa Channel 4: Ravioli in Uovo, Pappardelle, Beetroot Pasta, Tortelli and a wedding

At Home with the Chiappa Sisters: Easy Italian Cooking from the Heart book published now!!!

Fourth episode on the very popular TV series Simply Italian. This week we have Raviolo in Uovo, Pappardelle, Beetroot Pasta and Tortelli. (Clip of Ravioli). In this episode Michela and her sister are getting married. It is a joint wedding and the meal that Michela makes is Wedding Tortelli with Butternut Squash. What more can you ask for – a wedding in Italy…wonderful.

Visit the Channel 4 web site to view the place where Michela was married, Piacenza.

Other articles give advice on an Italian wedding, dress makers and other important information.

Very good series, last one I’m afraid.

The Chiappas watch Food Tube recipes on You Tube

Michela Chiappa Made in Italy: Top 10 Classic Dishes

 

See a clip of smoked salmon and spinach with pasta, i.e. ravioli with oozy egg and smoked salmon.

No book as yet… read more

Will you be writing a cookbook to accompany the series?
We are going to do a book, but it won’t be ready in time for the series…… see TV Choice magazine

Previous recipes:

See Linguine, Farfalle, Bologne and Ragu recipe on Ch4 scrapbook.

How to cook Ragu, and a visit to many people’s favourite place – Bologna to see specialist pasta. Also, lasagne verdi with walnut and sage pesto.


If you missed the show, follow at 4oD, Simply Italian Series 1 Ep 1 and Simply Italian Series 1 Ep 2  plus Simply Italian Series 1 Ep 3.

Pappardelle with a Gorgeously Rich Ragu from the first progam.

Clip of Tagliatelle with Clams and Cherry Tomatoes from the second progam due 6th August 2012.

Linguine with zesty spring vegetables.

Pasta reale in chicken and chilli broth recipe.

Lorraine Pascale Fast Fresh and Easy Food YOU magazine Mail on Sunday recipes 5 Aug 2012

Lorraine Pascale has a new series and cook book due 13 August 2012 and some recipes were available in the Mail YOU magazine Sunday 5th August 2012.

Lorraine Pascale’s Fast, Fresh and Easy Food

See more below:

Salmon saltimbocca with gremolata potatoes and crispy sage leaves.

Whole roast perty prei peri chicken

Lemon and lime poppy seed drizzle cake

Neat and tidy Eton mess with blackberries and stem ginger whipped cream

Creme fraiche quiche lorraine

Door stop vanilla cheesecake

Cookbooks and kitchen products for our friends in the USA

See more recipes at the Lorraine Pascal Daily Mail link and more below…

Read more:  Lorraine a la mode

A recent program – Feel Good Food: Lorraine Pascale Fast Fresh and Easy Food program 2

The new series of Lorraine’s tv show continues with episode two, Feel Good Food this evening 20 August 2012 at 8.30pm on BBC2. There are six episodes and the second show presents recipes that you can see on the BBC Food website….

See Lorraine on the BBC Food website and details of the new show here.

Video on iplayer Episode Two Feel Good Food.


For a review of Lorraine’s Home Cooking Made Easy… see the Amazon link below…


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Thomasina Miers Wahaca Mexican food at home

A Mexican cook book – Thomasina Miers – Wahaca that has over 130 recipes from Thomasina Miers (or Tommi) who won Masterchef in 2005, has many exciting and mind blowing recipes. Any cookbook that has lots of avocado excites me! Thomasina went to Mexico when she was 18 and nine years later went back to run a cocktail bar in Mexico City.

Back to London and Thomasina and Mark Selby opened Wahaca as a joint venture. Wahaca is a Mexican food cantina that has sites across the south of Britain, Bluewater, Covent Garden, Canary Wharf, White City and Stratford.

As Tommi explains in the book Mexico is such an exciting and energetic country, with such a variety of foods and produce. 220 types of chilli, 100+ varieties of corn, various herbs and fruits we have never heard of….

We have to thank Mexico for giving us avocado, beans, tomatoes, pumpkins, courgettes, chocolate, vanilla pods….

Her new cook book Wahaca is filled with great new recipes:

Breakfast

Market Food

In the Cantina

  • Soups Salads
  • Lighter Dishes
  • Piatos fuerte
  • Side dishes
  • Puddings

Fiesta

  • Nibbles
  • Drinks
  • Salsas


Thomasina has appeared in a number of  her own tv programs The Wild Gourmets –The Wild Gourmets cook book and the acclaimed Mexican Food made simple Mexican Food made simple cook book made simple episode oneepisode twoepisode threeepisode fourepisode fiveepisode sixepisode sevenepisode eight. Broadcast Aug 2011.

Read news from Tommi on her website.

Tommi Miers recipes on Channel 4 from her Wild Gourmets series.

Thomasina Miers Cook – her original cook book.

Nigellissima and tv shows coming soon…..

Cookbooks and kitchen products for our friends in the USA

 

 


Cooking New shows for Autumn 2012 – recipes and cook books

There is an unusual number of new cooking show coming soon to UK tv (2012). The standard has been raised and we are in for a real treat.

Chefs and the programmes include: (Chef links go to our blog and cook books in a carousel below link to Amazon with book information, reviews and offers)

  • Nigella Lawson with Nigellissima Instant Italian Inspiration BBC2 soon..
  • The Hairy Dieters, Si and Dave with How to love food and lose weight BBC2 Tuesday evenings
  • Michela Chiappa with Simply Italian Ch4 Monday evening
  • Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry with The Great British Bake Off BBC2 soon…
  • Turkish Delight with Allegra McEvedy Good Food Channel Thursday 10pm 16 September (Eat better,spend less)
  • Celebrity Masterchef BBC2 August 2012 (Michel Roux Jnr reprint)
  • Lorraine Pascal with Lorraine’s  fast, fresh and easy food BBC2
  • Rick Stein with Rick Stein’s India: The search for the perfect curry BBC2
  • Gok Wan with Gok Cooks Chinese Ch 4
  • Ken Hom and Ching He Huang with Exploring China – A culinary adventure 100 recipes from our journey BBC2 Sunday 5 Aug 2012.The carousel will provide links to the cook books on Amazon for you to check out, where you can read good reviews by people who have purchased the books. If you would like to buy the book from Amazon these are trusted links and you can be sure of this retailer.




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Simply Italian Michela Chiappa CH4 recipes watch episodes again buy the book

Simply Italian Michela Chiappa CH4 recipes

Another new series, but a really captivating program, Simply Italian with Michela Chiappa first programme on Ch4 Mon 30 July 2012 at 8.30pm – recipes and video links are below and also related blog articles. Four programs in the series. Now repeating on channel 4 at 12.05pm. Program blog and recipe guide below.


The cook book is published NOW April 2014- read more and see how to order – At Home with the Chiappa Sisters: Easy Italian Cooking from the Heart

New Series Jamie’s Comfort Food

Recipes:

Chilli Chocolate Coated Peanuts Recipe

Winter Sore-Throat Soother Recipe

Homemade Minty Lemonade Recipe

Italian-Style Pancakes Recipe

Farfalle with Mozzarella and Tomato Sauce Recipe

Papardelle with Rich Ragu Recipe

Tagliatelle alle Vongole

Lobster Ravioli with Butter and Caper Sauce

Pasta Reale in Chicken and Chilli Broth

Tortelli Three Ways

Pancake Nidi with Tomato Sauce

Gnocchi Tricolore with Creamy Nutty Sauce

Gluten Free Tagliatelle with Chilli and Garlic

Basic Egg Pasta Dough

Beetroot Pasta with Crispy Pancetta and Sweet Pear

Silhouette Pappardelle with Cold Tomato Sauce

Raviolo with Oozy Egg and Smoked Salmon

Wedding Tortelli with Butternut Squash

Basic Tomato Pasta Sauce

all Chiappa recipes here….

Simply Italian episode guide

 

 

 

 

 

The Chiappas watch Food Tube recipes on You Tube

Michela Chiappa Made in Italy: Top 10 Classic Dishes

Last program Ch4 Monday 13 August 2012 at 8.30pm see blog – Gnocchi, Torta, Pancake Nidi, Tagliatelle

Next program is episode 4 Ravioli in Uovo, Pappardelle, Beetroot Pasta, Tortelli.

An enthralling new series Michela Chiappa introduces Italian food in a plain and simple manner. Watch how easy it is to make fresh pasta at home and get started in the mysteries of Italian cooking. Recipes include linguine primavera and Farfalle with mozzarella and tomato sauce recipe. See Linguine, Farfalle, Bologne and Ragu recipe on Ch4 scrapbook. How to cook pasta? How to cook Ragu, and a visit to many people’s favourite place – Bologna to see specialist pasta. Also, lasagne verdi with walnut and sage pesto. If you missed the show, follow at 4oD, Simply Italian Series 1 Ep 1Simply Italian Series 1 episode 2, Simply Italian Series 1 episode 3 and Simply Italian Series 1 episode 4.

Pappardelle with a Gorgeously Rich Ragu from the first progam.

Clip of Tagliatelle with Clams and Cherry Tomatoes from the second progam due 6th August 2012. Linguine with zesty spring vegetables.


The series aired originally on Monday evenings at 8.30 pm on Channel 4.
The book Italian Family Cookbook is not available until 2013.

Michela Chiappa CH4 Simply Italian Program 4 recipes and a wedding

Posted on August 19, 2012

Simply Italian Program 4 recipes by Michela Chiappa Channel 4: Ravioli in Uovo, Pappardelle, Beetroot Pasta, Tortelli and a wedding At Home with the Chiappa Sisters: Easy Italian Cooking from the Heart Fourth episode on the very popular TV series …Continue reading →

Michela Chiappa CH4 Simply Italian Program 3 recipes

Posted on August 10, 2012

Michela Chiappa CH4 Simply Italian Program 3 recipes this week Gnocchi with hazelnut, Torta, Pancake Nidi, Tagliatelle. Also Michela finds out how to prepare variations of pasta and a lesson from a relative on how to make torta di patate. … Continue reading →

Michela Chiappa CH4 Simply Italian Program 2 recipes

Posted on August 6, 2012

Ch4 Monday 5 August 2012 at 8.30pm –  Program 2  recipes include Tortelli, Lobster Ravioli, Vongole, Pasta Reale. Second program of the new series where Michela Chiappa introduces Italian food in a plain and simple manner, the location is Cinque Terre …Continue reading →

Fourth episode on the very popular TV series Simply Italian. This week we have Raviolo in Uovo, PappardelleBeetroot Pasta and Tortelli. (Clip of Ravioli). In this episode Michela and her sister are getting married. It is a joint wedding and the meal that Michela makes isWedding Tortelli with Butternut Squash. What more can you ask for – a wedding in Italy…wonderful.

Visit the Channel 4 web site to view the place where Michela was married, Piacenza.

Other articles give advice on an Italian wedding, dress makers and other important information.

Very good series, last one I’m afraid.

You can pre order at Amazon..  the new book will be called At Home with the Chiappa Sisters: Easy Italian Cooking from the Heart

Celebrate: Pippa Middleton free pull out in Mail on Sunday.

So will Nigella Lawson give us some great Italian cooking in her new tv cookery programme due this August. See Nigellissima……

Cookbooks and kitchen products for our good friends in the USA

Previous bog articles
Michela Chiappa CH4 Simply Italian Program 3 recipes
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Lorraine Pascale Fast Fresh and Easy Food program 1
Michela Chiappa CH4 Simply Italian Program 2 recipes
Lorraine Pascal Fast Fresh and Easy Food Daily Mail recipes
The Hairy Dieters – How To Love Food And Lose Weight TV show BBC2 and new cookbook
Ken Hom Ching He Huang Program Two 8.00 BBC2 Exploring China Sichuan specialities
What is in the Book? Hairy Bikers Dieters How to lose weight recipes
Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course 100 recipes


Cookery Magazines, many famous chefs new series and recipes are featured, check out…

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