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LONDON: HOME COOKING AT HOME

November 19th, 2012 | Posted by The Booyah Cook in Cooking - (0 Comments)

Cause of course some places go on about home style cooking in a restaurant. But this is real home.

This was poussin cooked like this: recipe from Gourmet Traveller

The oranges were a recipe from Sam & Sam Clark at Moro from their book East. The recipe isn’t on this page but some other great looking recipes from them are.

KETTNERS BOOK OF THE TABLE

September 2nd, 2012 | Posted by The Booyah Cook in Cooking - (0 Comments)

I was just painting the ceiling in my hallway. Before doing so I removed this postcard in case any paint sprayed on it (I love reading this every day). Re-reading the back I was reminded it is from Kettner’s (The Soho Restaurant) and was originally published 1877 in a cook book entitled “Kettner’s Book of the Table: A Manual of Cookery, Practical, Theoretical”

Now of of copyright, it is online to read at archive.org and I have only got as far as C and there are a few funny bits – like the Bonne Femme soup or the difference between a “bumper and a brimmer” which is the different performance of the meniscus line in a glass. Or “Caramel is to soup and sauce what rice powder gives to a face-it gives a complexion.” There are also some great sounding things too.

Anyway, if you are interested in this very old cook book you can read it here.