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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:

June 10th, 2019

Hodge Podge from Mrs Beeton's Cookery Book

Beef and vegetable soup with beer - turned out disappointingly bland. The recipe had no seasoning other than salt and pepper - having tried it, I added a stock cube and some Worcester sauce, which helped... read more >


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Elinor Fettiplace's Receipt Book: Elizabethan Country House Cooking

By Elinor Fettiplace, Hilary Spurling
Penguin Books Ltd - 1987

15th June 2014

A Light Frayse : page 174

Midway between a pancake and an omelette - tastes more like an omelette but behaves like a pancake - and very good with bacon and pickled mushrooms. I might try herbs instead of the nutmeg and ginger flavouring next time, though I did like the spiced version.

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15th June 2014

Pickled Mushrooms : page 173

I didn't dislike this dish, exactly, but the wine and spices were a bit too reminiscent of mulled wine, with which I don't usually associate mushrooms. This was particularly so when I accompanied the mushrooms with their pickling juices, so I tried draining them and adding some creme fraiche instead, which worked well and made a good omelette filling.

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