Merry Christmas

Just in case you run out of interesting topics to discuss over the coming days you may like to debate the top 10 cook/food books of the decade. This selection is provided by the Guardian newspaper in the UK and is therefore rather UK biased…
Just to avoid argument we own 4 of the top 10. They are, of course the two books by Michael Pollan, the River Cottage Meat Cook book and David Thompson’s Thai Food.

The decade also introduced us to Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson! and most of us are probably well over their TV personnas by now (I exempt their recipes as I still cook a lot of Nigellas and I know friends still cook with jamie frequently).

From an Australian perspective I would have to lead the way with Stephanie Alexander’s Cook’s Companion (tragically we have both editions – not necessary but useful for weighing things down!). For Australian’s the decade heralded the rise of Stefano di Pieri, Maggie Beer, Kylie Kwong and now Luke Nguyen. Who knows we may yet see that gondola going down the Murray again in 2010.

All that remains is for me to wish you all a Merry Christmas and sufficient rain for your gardens to be productive in 2010!



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