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Indochine: exploring a culinary legacy

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Luke Nguyen's Indochine

Move over Songs of Sapa. There’s a new cookbook on the bench –  Indochine. Baguettes and bánh mì: finding France in Vietnam – and it’s taken prime spot on the cookbook stand in all its emerald-green cover jacket glory. Continue reading

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The Urban Cook’s sustainable challenge

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Urban Cook: Cooking and Eating for a Sustainable Future

While Mark Jensen travelled Australia promoting his cookbook The Urban Cook: Cooking and Eating for a Sustainable Future some of us were at home putting it to the test.

I was originally drawn to the book by the recipe for leatherjacket oven-roasted with lemongrass and garlic, which subsequently featured in The Food Sage’s Sustainable Seafood Challenge.

Now I’ve cooked from all sections: vegetables; seafood; poultry; pork & lamb; beef & veal – except desserts, and give Urban Cook a sustained thumbs up.  Continue reading

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