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Acqua Pazza Crazy Water Fish – from Cookie Cooks

Crazy water, or ‘acqua pazza’, is a way of poaching fish. It has its origins on the west coast of Italy and has become well-known in holiday destinations such as Capri and Ponza. This is poached fish with flavour. It is an incredibly easy…
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Cookie Limoncello – from Cookie Cooks

Limoncello, the delicious after-dinner digestif, is really easy to make. In Italy we can buy 95% alcohol specifically to make liqueurs, but this isn’t an option in the UK so just use the strongest vodka you can find. We use our own, unwaxed…
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Walnut Pesto – from Cookie Cooks

With their wonderful, almost meaty flavour, walnuts are my favourite nut. I truly think they go well with everything. We have some really productive trees in Italy, and if Domenico hasn’t stripped them to make his walnut liqueur, then…
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Lemon Curd – from The Parlour Cafe Cookbook

Amazing with our meringues, also good added to granola and yoghurt, spread on a warm scone or simply eaten on its own with a spoon... Ingredients 4 egg yolks 150g caster sugar 60g unsalted butter, cut into 1cm cubes 100ml lemon…
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Jeffery Deaver’s Short Ribs – The Killer Cookbook

Don't you just love bones? I know I do. The shape, the feel… the sound! So much fun. And, guess what? You can also find them in some very tasty recipes. Here is one of my favourites.  Short Ribs Serves 4 Ingredients 1.8 kg beef…
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Craig Robertson’s Human Blood Pudding – The Killer Cookbook

Human Black Pudding with Pan-Fried Scallops and Apple No one who knows me will be remotely surprised that I’ve chosen a recipe with black pudding in it. I love the stuff and have travelled across Europe in search of the perfect plate of pud.…
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The Killer Cookbook – launch event

A great time was had at our launch party for The Killer Cookbook at Dundee Literary Festival. Raising funds for the University of Dundee's Million for a Morgue campaign, a packed house were there to hear the Killer Cookbook ringleader, Caro…
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Killer Cookbook Mug Shots

What a motley crew of contributors we have for The Killer Cookbook, the motliest of whom Steve Carroll has captured in these frankly terrifying mug shots. Check out our rogues gallery...    
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Squash, Apple and Ginger Soup – from The Parlour Cafe Cookbook

Serves 4 Ingredients 20g butter 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 1/2 teaspoon allspice 5cm piece of ginger, finely grated 1 butternut squash, peeled, de-seeded, and cut into 1cm dice 3 apples, peeled,…
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Puy Lentil & Goats Cheese Salad – from The Parlour Cafe Cookbook

Serves 4 Ingredients 200g Puy lentils 1 onion, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 2 stalks of celery, chopped a handful of fresh thyme 1 bay leaf 150ml extra virgin olive oil 3-6 garlic cloves, peeled & roughly chopped (I use…
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Perfect Breakfast Tomatoes – from The Parlour Cafe Cookbook

Very easy and very delicious. Serves 4 as part of a big breakfast, 2 if you were just to put them on toast. Ingredients 4 ripe tomatoes, halved 2 sprigs thyme 1 clove garlic, crushed 100ml olive oil 1 teaspoon soft brown sugar 30ml…
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The Parlour Café Cookbook launch and signing

We're delighted to be launching our new title The Parlour Cafe Cookbook at Dundee Literary Festival on October 29. There'll be food, of course, and wine and music from Panda Su and the Autodisco DJs, as well as the opportunity to get a signed…

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