Sovay's Profile

From: Northern England,

Joined: October 7th, 2012

About me: I've embarked on a mission to cook something new from every cookery book I own - currently 260 - and am planning to use my account here to keep track (thanks to rfb from Librarything for tipping me off to the existence of this site). I've made a couple of rules for myself: to cook the recipe as given, with no substitution or variation unless suggested by the author; and to try to pick a genuinely new dish from each book - in other words, as I've cooked many Leek and Potato Soups in my time, I don't get to count Leek and Potato Soup as a new dish just because I haven't used this specific recipe before (unless it has really significant differences from the usual versions).


Latest review:

October 1st, 2017

Chilled Curried Carrot Soup with Coconut Milk from A Celebration of Soup: With Classic Recipes from Around the World (Cookery Library)

I've made the book version of this a few times (though served it hot - can't come to terms with cold soup) and it's a good first course. This time I made a few adjustments - added a handful of red lentils... read more >


recipe reviews (214)
book reviews (5)
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Sovay's Bookshelf

144 book(s). Click the title of a book to start adding your recipe and book reviews.

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17th Century Recipts from Count Peter's Receipt Book Gastronomy and History From Visingsborg, Sweden's First County.

By Ingrid Larsson Haglund
[Strandgarden, Sweden: Atelje Lovisa, 2000] 1st ed. - 2000


(1 recipe review)
owned by 1 my recipe reviews 1

200 Curries: Over 200 Delicious Recipes and Ideas (All Colour Cookbook)

By Sunil Vijayakar
Hamlyn - 2009


(1 recipe review)
owned by 1 my recipe reviews 1

The 30-minute Cook: The Best of the World's Quick Cooking (Penguin cookery books)

By Nigel Slater, Juliet Dallas-Conte, Kevin Summers
Penguin Books Ltd - 1996


(10 recipe reviews)
owned by 4 my recipe reviews 1

50 Great Curries of India

By Camellia Panjabi, Peter Knab
Kyle Cathie - 2004


(3 recipe reviews)
owned by 4 my recipe reviews 2

Accidental Vegetarian

By Simon Rimmer
Cassell Illustrated - 2006


(2 recipe reviews)
owned by 1 my recipe reviews 2

Anjum's New Indian

By Anjum Anand
Quadrille Publishing Ltd - 2009


(1 recipe review)
owned by 4 my recipe reviews 1

Anjum's Quick & Easy Indian

By Anjum Anand
Quadrille Publishing Ltd - 2014


(1 recipe review)
owned by 1 my recipe reviews 1

Arabella Boxer's Book of English Food: A Rediscovery of British Food From Before the War

By Arabella Boxer
Penguin - 2012


(1 recipe review)
owned by 2 my recipe reviews 1

The Bean Book

By Rose Elliot
Fontana Press - 1980


(1 recipe review)
owned by 1 my recipe reviews 1

The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand and Vilna to the Present Day

By Claudia Roden
Penguin - 1999


(2 recipe reviews)
owned by 8 my recipe reviews 2

A Book of Mediterranean Food

By Elizabeth David, John Minton
Penguin (Non-Classics) - 1956


(1 recipe review)
owned by 3 my recipe reviews 1

Caribbean Cooking (Cookery Library)

By Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz
Penguin Books Ltd - 1993


(2 recipe reviews)
owned by 5 my recipe reviews 2

Casa Moro: The Second Cookbook

By Sam Clark and Sam Clark, Samuel Clark
Ebury Press - 2004


(5 recipe reviews)
owned by 9 my recipe reviews 1

A Celebration of Soup: With Classic Recipes from Around the World (Cookery Library)

By Lindsey Bareham
Penguin Books Ltd - 2001


(4 recipe reviews)
owned by 6 my recipe reviews 3

Classic Indian Cooking

By Julie Sahni
Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd - 1988


(1 recipe review)
owned by 1 my recipe reviews 1

The Classical Cookbook

By Andrew Dalby, Sally Grainger
British Museum Press - 1996


(3 recipe reviews)
owned by 2 my recipe reviews 3

The Complete Asian Cookbook

By Charmaine Solomon
Tuttle Publishing - 1992


(26 recipe reviews)
owned by 21 my recipe reviews 2

The Complete Meze Table

By Rosamond Man
Ebury Press - 1986


(10 recipe reviews)
owned by 3 my recipe reviews 1

The Cook and the Gardener : A Year of Recipes and Writings for the French Countryside

By Amanda Hesser, Kate Gridley
W. W. Norton & Company - 2000


(2 recipe reviews)
owned by 12 my recipe reviews 1

Cooking in Ten Minutes: Or the Adaptation of Cooking to the Rhythm of Our Time

By Edouard De Pomiane, Peggie Benton, Peggie Benton
Faber & Faber - 1985


(1 recipe review)
owned by 1 my recipe reviews 1

Cooking with Pomiane

By Edouard De Pomiane, Elizabeth David, Peggie Benton
Serif - 1993


(1 recipe review)
owned by 3 my recipe reviews 1

A Cook's Calendar: Seasonal Menus

By Frances Bissell
Chatto & Windus - 1985


(1 recipe review)
owned by 1 my recipe reviews 1 book review

Cuisine Grand-mere: Traditional French Home Cooking

By Marie-Pierre Moine
Ebury Press - 2001


(1 recipe review)
owned by 1 my recipe reviews 1

The Cuisine of Hungary (Penguin Cookery Library)

By George Lang, Josef Venesz, Joseph Wechsberg
Penguin Books Ltd - 1993


(1 recipe review)
owned by 1 my recipe reviews 1

The Cuisine of the Sun : Classical French Cooking from Nice & Provence

By Mireille Johnston
Biscuit Books, Incorporated - 1996


(2 recipe reviews)
owned by 3 my recipe reviews 2

Curry Club 250 Favourite Curries and Accompaniments

By Pat Chapman
Piatkus Books - 1993


(2 recipe reviews)
owned by 1 my recipe reviews 2

The Curry Club Indian Restaurant Cookbook

By Pat Chapman
Salem House Pub - 1986


(1 recipe review)
owned by 1 my recipe reviews 1

Customs and Cookery in the Perigord and Quercy

By Anne Penton
David & Charles - 1973


(1 recipe review)
owned by 1 my recipe reviews 1

Delia Smith's One is Fun! (Coronet Books)

By Delia Smith
Hodder & Stoughton - 1987


(1 recipe review)
owned by 3 my recipe reviews 1

Eastern Vegetarian Cooking

By Madhur Jaffrey
Arrow - 1990


(2 recipe reviews)
owned by 3 my recipe reviews 2

Easy Spanish Style ("Australian Women's Weekly" Home Library)

By Mary Coleman
ACP Publishing Pty Ltd - 1997


(1 recipe review)
owned by 2 my recipe reviews 1

Eat - The Little Book of Fast Food

By Nigel Slater
Fourth Estate - 2013


(6 recipe reviews)
owned by 7 my recipe reviews 2

Eating For Victory: Healthy Home Front Cooking on War Rations (Official Wwii Info Reproductns)

By Various Authors
Michael O'Mara - 2007


(1 recipe review)
owned by 1 my recipe reviews 1

Eating in

By Fay Maschler
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - 1988


(1 recipe review)
owned by 1 my recipe reviews 1

Elinor Fettiplace's Receipt Book: Elizabethan Country House Cooking

By Elinor Fettiplace, Hilary Spurling
Penguin Books Ltd - 1987


(2 recipe reviews)
owned by 2 my recipe reviews 2

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

By Marcella Hazan
Knopf - 1992


(85 recipe reviews)
owned by 97 my recipe reviews 1

The Experienced English Housekeeper (Southover Press Historic Cookery & Housekeeping)

By Elizabeth Raffald
Southover Press - 1996


(1 recipe review)
owned by 1 my recipe reviews 1

Farmhouse Fare

By Mary Day
Hulton Press - 1947


(1 recipe review)
owned by 1 my recipe reviews 1

Favourite Lancashire Recipes (Favourite Recipes)

By Dorothy Baldock, A. Wood
J Salmon Ltd - 1995


(1 recipe review)
owned by 1 my recipe reviews 1

Feast: Food that Celebrates Life

By Nigella Lawson
Chatto & Windus - 2004


(2 recipe reviews)
owned by 4 my recipe reviews 2

Fine English Cookery

By Michael Smith, Geraldene Holt, Benedicte Barford
Serif - 1998


(1 recipe review)
owned by 1 my recipe reviews 1

The Flavour of France in Recipes and Pictures

By Narcissa G. and Narcisse Chamberlain
Hamilton - 1960


(1 recipe review)
owned by 2 my recipe reviews 1

The Flavour of France in Recipes and Pictures Volume 2

By Narcissa G Chamberlain & Narcisse Chamberlain
Hamish Hamilton - 1964


(2 recipe reviews)
owned by 1 my recipe reviews 2

Flavours of India

By Madhur Jaffrey
BBC Books - 1995


(9 recipe reviews)
owned by 4 my recipe reviews 3

The Food and Cooking of Eastern Europe (At Table)

By Lesley Chamberlain
Bison Books - 2006


(2 recipe reviews)
owned by 2 my recipe reviews 2

The Food and Cooking of Greece: A Classic Mediterranean Cuisine: History, Traditions, Ingredients and Over 160 Recipes

By Rena Salaman, Jan Cutler
Southwater - 2013


(1 recipe review)
owned by 1 my recipe reviews 1

Food Facts for the Kitchen Front

By Food Ministry, Minister of Food Lord Woolton
Collins - 1940


(2 recipe reviews)
owned by 1 my recipe reviews 2

Food In England: A complete guide to the food that makes us who we are

By Dorothy Hartley
Piatkus - 2009


(1 recipe review)
owned by 1 my recipe reviews 1

FOUR SEASONS COOKERY BOOK

By Margaret Costa
Grub Street Cookery - 2008


(2 recipe reviews)
owned by 5 my recipe reviews 1

Fresh from France: Vegetable Creations

By Faye Levy
Grafton - 1990


(2 recipe reviews)
owned by 1 my recipe reviews 2