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"Desserts" by James Martin

Advantages: Good old fashioned puddings. Easy to read. Good Value
Disadvantages: Lacked the secret Pastry Chef tips I had hoped for.

"Desserts" by James Martin is described as a 'fabulous collection of recipes from Sweet Baby James' the BBC2 TV Series. I think this book is a worthwhile purchase, particularly for those amongst us that share a sweet tooth. I adore puddings and so whe ...

smilesarefree 18.02.2008 · Read full review
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A big soup bible!

Advantages: A brilliant guide to soups, loads of ideas, brilliant photos
Disadvantages: the book doesn't open flat

...a blender recently and the aim of it was to make lots of healthy foods. I really wanted to start making soups from scratch so that I can control exactly what goes into it and make the most of the fresh fruit and vegetables that we have. Since I h ...

lorriellah 30.12.2013 · Read full review
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Review of The Soup Bible - Debra Mayhew

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Easy, practical and cheap healthy meals!

Advantages: Laid out very simply for those who havent cooked much before in their life
Disadvantages: For the more experience cook this may be too simplified, but for students its ideal!

Being a student myself and only leaving home for the first time properly just last year for university, there are many things to be worrying about. In my case when I was moving to a completely new city not knowing anyone, there are many new challenges ...

MickMunson 05.02.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Nosh 4 Students: A Fun Student Cookbook. See every recipe in FULL COLOUR. 50% more recipes than its previous Best Selling Edition.: A Fun Student Cookbook - Joy May

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'nosh 4 students' - a cookbook for students

Advantages: easy to read/follow, with realistic, affordable recipes
Disadvantages: some of the recipes can be a bit random/slightly patronising - definitely for beginners!

I received this 'nosh 4 students' cookbook for students as a a fun present just before I entered my third year of uni. Although I had already survived the first two years away from home, I hadn't really done much cooking (think lots of cheese toasties, no ...

tracy112 07.07.2011 · Read full review
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I'm going slightly mad-ras

Advantages: Gorgeous illustrations, accessible ingredients, degrees of complexity
Disadvantages: Not enough illustrations

If cooking is the new rock and roll then Reza Mahammad must be the culinary Freddie Mercury – slightly camp and dramatic, refined and charming and in possession of a somewhat regal air. Actually it’s my esteemed OH who has this bizarre idea that Reza is ...

fizzytom 29.08.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Rice, Spice And All Things Nice - Reza Mahammad

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