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My Favourite Cookbook List

GENERAL COOKERY The Real Food Companion by Matthew Evans Written with gusto and filled to bursting with information to inspire and a huge range of recipes to nurture the soul and family, The Real Food Companion outlines everything you need to know...

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Tropical Meringue Nests with Mango and Coconut

The idea of whipping and cooking egg whites used to make me want to lie down in a dark room. They always seemed far too difficult and after a horrific attempt many years ago, my desire to ever work with them were wrapped up, boxed and placed on the...

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Homemade XO Sauce

This sauce is considered the emperor of all sauces in Hong Kong. Many chefs create their own version and keep the recipe with absolute secrecy. Here is my homemade version that will set your tastebuds on fire. This sauce is nothing like the gooey...

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Pecan Pie from Baking by Dorie Greenspan

My very first job was at a sandwich store called Gourmet Fast & Fresh. It wasn’t any ordinary sandwich shop, it was like a supermarket of sandwiches and baguettes. It was housed in a two storey building. The top level was where the...

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Pho – Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup

There is a grace that permeates through every nook and cranny of my home when this pot is brewing in the kitchen. It is the thing that gives my body a sense of safety and nurture. It is the meal that I call home, and whenever I catch a whiff of the...

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Ju-Rin – Someone give them a trophy!

Plan B. This is what Ju-Rin ended up being for me this evening. I woke up in the morning and said to myself, “Today is the day that I will dine at Waqu.” I called them at 2pm to leave a reservation on their answering machine only to...

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Chocolate Brownie Cake with Fresh Strawberry Whipped Cream – Chocolate Lovers United

Brownie recipe taken from allrecipes.com Fresh Strawberry Whipped Cream recipe is an original from cookbookmaniac.com Brownies are a blessing to the home baker. You get a superior product with a minimal amount of effort. Instead of dressing it up,...

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About Me

Amy is the cookbookmaniac and a cooking neophyte. She owns far too many cookbooks and doesn’t cook from them enough. Thus, starting this blog to encourage herself to make all these incredibly yummy recipes.

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