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Win Colin Fassnidge’s Cookbook – Four Kitchens

Colin Fassnidge Four KitchensIf you are a fan of Colin Fassnidge and his cooking then his new cook book Four Kitchens might something you might like to have.

Here is the opportunity to win a copy of it.

In his first cookbook, Colin draws together recipes for the most popular dishes from the two restaurants, plus lighter bites from the bar kitchen and barbecue, and also dishes from his home kitchen.

Here is your chance to cook dishes like Confit Lamb Breast, Miso Eggplant and Red Pepper Jam, Whole Steamed Flounder In Fennel, Slowly Braised Beef Brisket, and Beetroot Brownie with Vanilla and Ginger Creme Fraiche.

The prize will be decided by a random draw, but for your entry to be eligible we would love to know your signature dish.

The competiton closes on Friday 18 April at 6pm.

For more information on the book go here.



1 daisy { 04.11.14 at 3:31 pm }

Thanks, Rosie. I nearly even bought a new pair of boots I don’t need.
Aaah to be wearing both shoes again.

2 Calorie Loader { 04.11.14 at 5:41 pm }

Congrats Daisy!!! 😀 I would insert a pair of shoes here but only know faces.

3 Andrea { 04.11.14 at 6:01 pm }

Daisy, glad you are back on your feet again, and Gabby, that looks like the right spelling Daisy gave you.
Or is it the artist’s pallette?
CL, your version of baked beans on toast sounds more sophisticated than mine.
Loving the sound of all the yummy cakes.

4 daisy { 04.11.14 at 7:36 pm }

Thanks, I will try and use my new super power wisely.

5 Gabby { 04.11.14 at 9:06 pm }

Cheers my dear @ 44 for correct spelling, please excuse my ignorance.
I was at a complete loss, I couldn’t even Google it properly, talk about a complete brain freeze. I hate this getting old.

6 Calorie Loader { 04.11.14 at 9:53 pm }

Andrea@53 I like to think I’ve learnt something from the over-seasoning epidemic and mad shrub hackery that emerges in the 10secs prior to service.

7 Juz { 04.11.14 at 9:57 pm }

My signature dish at the moment is plain penne. The toddler regards all other foods as poison and flings them on the floor for safety reasons. My signature dish for grown-ups is lemon curd tart with a very short pastry – super zingy.

8 Thomas & Carla { 04.11.14 at 10:10 pm }

Our signature dish is a lavender and blueberry cheesecake.

9 Nigella Lawson { 04.12.14 at 11:50 am }

My signature dish is slippery and oozy, hungrily ravaged by tilting my head back to expose my milky soft throat as I toss my rippling, raven locks in a tantelizing cascade down my arched spine.

With Barry White crooning sensuously in the background, my ample bosom heaves with hungry anticipation, my eager, moist lips – engorged with desire – part to devour the delicious offering. I caress it with my tongue, savouring the salty taste before it slithers deep into the back of my throat.

Sorry, what was the question again?

10 BakerBoy { 04.13.14 at 7:45 pm }

I will throw my hat in the rting too! I wouldn’t mind to pick up Colin’s book to see what techniques I can use and maybe even a few recipes that take my fancy.

I dont have one single recipe that I call a signature. I love them all; so here are a few:

Thai Green Chicken Curry, served with jasmine rice, oven roasted chicken breast, and loads of fresh vegetables and cashew nuts. There are some little surprises in the sauce that take it to another level, but I cant reveal those. The flavour is refreshing and light. I also make a vegetarian version too.
P.S. The chicken does not have to be marinating in the sauce to make it special. Simple marinated chicken breast, cooked in garlic, white wine, oil, lemon juice, S & P, in the oven is perfect. It allows the breast to be carved into slices and served as a sied with the rice and sauce, thereby producing a dish that is worthy of a photograph.

Second dish: Thai Red Vegetarian Curry. One can make this curry with chicken, beef, or seafood, but my preference is vegetarian, as it tastes the best. The flavours of this curry are deeper and more complex than the green curry, plus it has more ingredients in it. Whereas the green curry has palm sugar in it, the sweetness in the red curry comes from the lychees in it. Once again, I add a few little surprises in the dish which burst with flavour in the mouth.

Third: Butter Chicken. A simple dish, but also very had to get the balance right, which is what makes it a restaurant style dish.

Fourth: I make an awesome Chilli Con-Carne, served with Baked potato, melted cheese, & a heap of sour cream. Deliciously decadent!

So many more mains dishes….., these are just a few of my current favourites.

Then there are cakes & sweets: My signature cake is mosr definitely Shcwartzwalder Kirschtorte,…. Black Forest Cherry Cake made to the original recipe out of Germany, but with my own touches. My signature in all cakes is the addition of jelly.

Second cake: I call it Royal Warsavia Peaches & Cream. I tasted this cake in Vilnius Lithuania in 2009 and I liked it so much, I came home and recreated it in my own style. It is a lovely light, moist sponge cake, with layers of peaches, chantilly cream, and creme fraiche with a few additions, with lemon jelly, caoted in chantilly cream and toasted coconut flakes. The flavour is wonderful.
Then there is my Strawberry & Hazelnut Gateau, my version of the Linzer Torte, and then so many versions of cheesecake. Pineapple Passionfruit cheesecake is the most popular.

What can I say;…. I love the simple pleasures in life of which food is one!

11 Ali { 04.17.14 at 5:35 pm }

Calorie Loader @27

Your piquant poncy-ponce is a mellifluous taradiddle of insouciant verbiage, which makes it my Dish of the Day.

12 all happening { 04.17.14 at 9:20 pm }

Just got back from Brisbane and realized my cheats laksa was under an anonymous screen name. Wishing everyone a great Easter.

13 daisy { 04.17.14 at 10:29 pm }

Thanks all happening and the same to you.

14 Reality Raver { 04.22.14 at 4:07 pm }

The number drawn was 43 so it was anonymous aka All Happening. The number was drawn by

I will email you to get your address details. Congratulations.

15 Sandii { 04.22.14 at 4:18 pm }

Well done All Happening!

16 brain dead dave { 04.22.14 at 4:33 pm }

Congrats All Happening.

I’m glad did the draw and that Pete and Manu weren’t involved in it..

17 Calorie Loader { 04.22.14 at 5:47 pm }

Congrats AH, well deserved!
Thank you Ali @61 for your beautifully ebullient review 😀 It is very much appreciated. I will hold it close today especially now that Colin has slipped through my fingers (although you’d have to be wearing snow chains to catch that greaser). He recently responded to those who thought he never washed and looked untidy by saying, ‘ I have my hair styled and beard trimmed daily’. Ya know how that duck fat can be hard to come across, and many were relieved to find it for their instant restaurants, well we now know who stockpiles it. ALso if you want to count a dog gnawing at your beard….

18 Littlepetal { 04.22.14 at 8:45 pm }

Congrats, AH. I hope you can find a few recipes that you like.

19 Andrea { 04.22.14 at 9:22 pm }

Good on you All Happening, hope you enjoy the book.

20 all happening { 04.22.14 at 9:42 pm }

Thanks guys,a little bird just told me so just found out tonight. I never win anything. Thanks Emma.

21 Dr T { 04.22.14 at 9:44 pm }

AH – you really should thank – or just thank someone random – that’d do

When I win powerball I’m gonna thank the powerball

22 Littlepetal { 04.22.14 at 9:58 pm }

I won Powerball last week, DrT. Only $35.25 :-)

23 all happening { 04.22.14 at 10:16 pm }

Thank you and someone named random and powerball just in case.

24 daisy { 04.22.14 at 10:51 pm }

BLOODY HELL. This is your lucky week all happening.
I’m going halves in lotto with you now.

25 daisy { 04.22.14 at 11:06 pm }

All happening, can you tell me this week’s lotto numbers please?

26 Dr T { 04.22.14 at 11:11 pm }

Daisy – these weeks lotto numbers for Saturday are 1 through to 45… 6 of them are selected and then 2 supplementaries… I suggest you try :-)

IYATO – the dude who won over his favourite – cool. And the poor guy who came for number 9 and she made him a balloon and then turned him down. 9 is strange, annoying voice, wants a divorced man with a child – she loves kids but sounds like she doesn’t want to have one herself… I suspect this is a bit unusual for China, no?

27 daisy { 04.22.14 at 11:20 pm }

Oh stop taunting me Dr T. I am in Thailand and missing it. I will pay close attention to number 9 when I get back.
I did find you an absolutely stunning Chinese girl from Hong Kong today. I’ll get you her email address tomorrow.

And if that’s the best advice you can give me on the Lotto numbers, I want ah to send me her lucky undies. I’ll wear them when buying my ticket.

As for Chinese girls wanting to give birth to their own babies, I think number 9 might be rare.

28 Rosie { 04.23.14 at 12:02 am }

Woohoo! Congratulations, all happening!
I hope you get much enjoyment fron Colin’s book.

29 Michelle (Mad Moz) Napoleoni { 04.27.14 at 9:14 pm }

Mad Moz’ Bush Tomato Barra

30 Michelle (Mad Moz) Napoleoni { 04.27.14 at 9:16 pm }

I just love the way Colin Fassnidge is honest about food and doesn’t pull any punches …. Definitely a pallet worth it’s weight in gold …. Thanks Colin xx