Sunday, September 20, 2009

Most popular One page cookbooks

The posts listed below are some of the most popular. Stick them in your kitchen and you'll never run out of recipe ideas !

All one page cookbooks work the same way. Choose anything you like from column 1, column 2 and column 3. Cook as per master recipe. That's it! Learn one recipe and you've learnt them all !

The Hindu has nice things to say about One Page cookbooks !

1. Complete Indian cuisine in 4 A3 sized posters.
2. Chaat Varieties
3. Easy Podis ( Tamil, English)
4. Muesli
5. Cooking Solo for 500

6. Kitchen virgin survival manuals
7. Rotis
8. Biryani
9. Sambar
10. Simple Pickles

11.Vadam / Vadagam variations
12. Simple Aviyals
13. Kongunadu recipes
14. Instant Dosa varieties
15. Salad Varieties

16. Hotel room cooking
17. Thogayal
18. Pappu
19. Quickie Dinners
20. Quickie Breakfasts

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All one page cookbooks are A4 sized images ( unless mentioned otherwise). If you have trouble printing them out, first click on them to get the full sized image. Now, save them to your computer. Then try using an image editing program like photoshop or try embedding the saved image in a word processing program. It should print okay.

People ask me all the time if cooking 1000 varieties of rasam / sambar is actually possible. The one page cookbook lists 1000 different, numbered recipes from 000 to 999, clearly proving it is possible. But wait, that is not all. In most one pagers, the last entry in each column is titled fusion, which means you can use any mix of the building blocks in that column. So the one pagers do not list just 1000 variations, but 9!*9!*9! ( read nine factorial cubed) variations. This is a ridiculously large number, which looks too silly to post here. So, you will not run out of recipes anytime soon !


naveen said...

its really interesting
and all the details r very helpful

Isabella Pöschl said...

With best regards from Austria! Isabella.

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"It is extraordinary to me that the idea of creating thousands of recipes by mixing building blocks takes immediately to people or it doesn’t take at all. .... If it doesn’t grab a person right away, ... you can talk to him for years and show him demos, and it doesn’t make any difference. They just don’t seem able to grasp the concept, simple as it is". ( Thanks Warren Buffett !)

"What's angering about instructions in many cookbooks is that they imply there's only one way to cook a dish - their way. And that presumption wipes out all the creativity." Cook dishes your way - Download  1001 South Indian curries now and learn to cook, not to duplicate ! ( Thanks Robert Pirsig !)

"Recipe purity is no different from racial purity or linguistic purity. It just does not exist. Cuisines are alive and change all the time. What is traditional today was esoteric just a few decades back. So being a 'foodist' is as bad as being a racist !

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