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No Chicken in a Basquet In Ash's Recipe Book

Advantages: Accurate recipes; inspiring photographs; suggestions ingredient substitutions
Disadvantages: Heavy and too many pages; doesn't often suggest sides for mains

Ash Mair was the winner of BBC’s 2011 Masterchef: The Professionals competition. Hailing from Tasmania, the Australian chef has worked in a number of prestigious restaurants in his home country and in Europe, including London’s famous Westbury Hotel. He ...

fizzytom 02.06.2013 · Read full review
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Review of My Basque Cuisine - Ash Mair

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A British Book on Hypnobirthing from Katharine Graves. Wonderful.

Advantages: A good, practical guide, written from a British rather than American perspective..
Disadvantages: It would be nice to buy it with the CDs included. Maybe the next edition?

...This book is amazing. My friend recommended Katharine to me as I wanted to try Hypnobirthing for the birth of my second child, following a traumatic experience first time round. i'd read about it as a way of having a relaxed and calm birthing, and hopeful ...

Trudgers 03.12.2012 · Read full review
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True flavours of the med!

Advantages: a wide range of recipes, really good food.
Disadvantages: can lose your place in the recipe, can take a while to prepare

As both myself and my partner enjoyed watching the series on TV, we thought that we would buy the book and then try them for ourselves, as they all looked so good! We bought the book at WHSmiths for twenty pounds, but you can now get it from Waterstones f ...

razzer246 07.03.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Rick Stein's Mediterranean Escapes - Rick Stein

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A Beautiful 'Psychic Barometer'

Advantages: Beautiful artwork, a unique set of divination cards
Disadvantages: Some of the interpretations are a bit dark and scary

I have a big interest in all things New Age and over the years have collected many different Tarot decks along with Angel cards, Zen cards and Wisdom cards. I have used these different cards to provide readings for other people and for myself. I find th ...

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Review of Russian Gypsy Fortune Telling - Svetlana Alexandrovna Touchkoff

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Feast On This!

Advantages: Great recipes, descriptive, Chocolate Cake Hall of Fame
Disadvantages: Inappropriate comments relating to vegetarianism, wordy style not for everyone

This is a cookbook for people who love food, as opposed to your bog-standard 'this is how to cook' books. It has a beautiful layout with the emphasis on words rather than pictures, which could be a disadvantage if you prefer to know what your creation sho ...

DoubleFantasy11 16.10.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Feast - Nigella Lawson

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