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Appetite for good food

Advantages: Inspirational if you've got some experience as a cook!
Disadvantages: Daunting if you haven't!

Have you ever been to someone's house and they say "Oh, stay and have lunch. It's pot luck, but do stay". You do and it's delightful and you just KNOW that this is how they eat all the time. There's no child saying "Urgh, you know I don't eat joined-up me ...

SueMagee 23.07.2002 · Read full review
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Dirty Book!

Advantages: Totally engaging and user-friendly, recipes really work
Disadvantages: Nigels' perverse taste for burnt food spoils some photos

I stopped buying cookbooks a few years ago, I found I was reading them recreationally, "ooh, that looks nice", then putting them away on a nice clean shelf and currying something. Hence I have a large collection of pristine, clean cookbooks. Bizarrely ...

baublebag 09.07.2004 · Read full review
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My favorite cookbook

Advantages: Reads like a novel
Disadvantages: none

This book has got to be my best cookbook ever. Apart from being very informative, it has the most evocative descriptions ever. Nigel Slater even makes the washing up sound interesting. He starts with a guide to ingredients & utensils and then follows u ...

robvz 23.07.2004 · Read full review
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Not as good as I was expecting

Advantages: Full of simple and quick puddings
Disadvantages: Not very adventurous recipes for the seasoned cook

Let me start by saying that Nigel Slater seems to be one of those people and have the style of cooking that you either love or hate and I am most firmly in the first camp. I love him. His tv shows have inspired many a meal on our table and are al ...

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Review of Real Fast Puddings - Nigel Slater

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Maybe too fruity for some

Advantages: Simple and tasty recipes
Disadvantages: Not a single photo!

This is one of Nigel's range of 'real fast' recipe books, and I'd really recommend it. The book is separated into the seasons. For Autumn he covers blackberries, pears, apples, figs and crumbles. For Winter, it's tropical fruit, pomegranates, oranges, ...

GK1976 28.02.2007 · Read full review
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