Happy Birthday To The Cook’s Digest

A chocolate cake made by my wife

This month marks a year of The Cook’s Digest. It’s been a lot of fun, and an interesting learning experience. In this post I share some of theΒ  important events and aspects of the year.

And also eat some chocolate cake to celebrate. πŸ™‚
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Banana and Blueberry French Toast

Banana and blueberry French toast dusted with icing sugar

It’s said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Yet in our house it was seldom more than cereal or toast, downed rapidly with a morning coffee before rushing out to work.

In an effort to breakfast less ordinary, I decided to start doing some more interesting recipes. Starting with some tasty banana and blueberry French toast.

Spice up your own breakfast time with this simple recipe.

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Com Ga – Vietnamese Chicken Rice

Com ga Hoi An served with herbs and pickled condiments

Whilst traveling through Vietnam a few years ago, we spent a day in the beautiful city of Hoi An. Famous for silk production and nighttime Lunar celebrations, it is also home to one of the country’s most iconic dishes … chicken rice, or CΖ‘m GΓ  Hα»™i An.

Make this delicious, traditional dish at home with the following simple recipe.

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Simple Pork Curry

Simple and delicious pork curry topped with coriander

Continuing our exploration of Indian food, a recipe for a simple and delicious pork curry. It goes very well with the sweet potato and aubergine curry side dish posted here last week.
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Spring Cleaning The Big Green Egg

Searing rib-eye steaks ... spattering fat and blowing smoke onto the Egg

As with a conventional oven, over time a Big Green Egg gets gunked up with fat, grease and other undesirable detritus. When the ceramics glisten with black, fatty deposits and there’s an aroma of fat as the Egg warms up, it’s time for a clean.

Not with Mr. Muscle though. I restored the Egg by performing a clean burn. The result was an Egg nearly back to the state it was when purchased.
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