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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Southwater (1 April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844763994
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844763993
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 1.3 x 30 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 777,469 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Contributing editor Bridget Jones is a well-known food writer with over 50 books to her name. She writes for a number of leading food magazines and has acted as a consultant on a number of major food titles. Bridget believes that true comfort food is good for us. It makes us feel better, is uplifting and is not necessarily fattening or overloaded with sugar; simple dishes and the freshest ingredients make eating a pleasure.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By carolb on 15 Nov. 2009
Format: Paperback
I have this book and have found ever recipe I have tried to be wonderful. Why it got one star because someone disliked the title is beyond me. Who cares what it is called, provided the recipies work and taste good? I wouldn't recommend it if you are on a diet but if you want to cook easy, tasty food then this is the one for you. Plenty of excellent ideas for simple informal dinner parties. Good level of detail, ideal for a novice cook (my kids regularly pick recipes to try on thier own) but not over the top for the more experienced. Bought this on a whim and it has become one of my favourites, even surpassing Delia, which doesn't happen often.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L Fowler on 7 Nov. 2009
Format: Paperback
I do not understand why you have graded this recipe book with 1 star simply because of your objection to the phrase 'comfort food'. I have another recipe book by this author which is superb and full of wonderful recipes and wondered why this review only had 1 star. I suggest you at least try the recipes and comment on them first as that is what we are looking for in reviews.

I am interested to know, will you be giving 1 star ratings to all cocktail recipe books on the basis that they are not good for you? Comfort eating is not negative, it is a term that simply refers to food that is warm and hearty, and just as we would not visit a fast food restaurant every day or drink lots of wine every night, neither shall we be always cooking comfort food every day (although I can think of many things worse to do!).

In terms of a helpful review, yours would score no stars.
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0 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Expect More on 24 Oct. 2008
Format: Paperback
I feel very disappointed about the title of this book, which I saw on the shelves in a local book shop.

So what you may wonder is so wrong with this book you may ask?? Well the sentence 'comfort food is the culinary equivalent to a hug' in the intro absolutely horrified me and made me wonder how many publishers attribute to one of the most unhealthy habits that many people indulge in. As someone who loves food, but also realises the wrong ways in which many people use food - for comfort, to replace affection and to raise low self esteem - I find the myth of 'comfort' food and 'comfort' eating one of the most unpalatable terms in common use today, 'comfort eating' should be dropped from all of our vocabularies for good.

There is - as any counsellor who helps people address behaviours in order to promote healthy eating and positive eating behaviours - a really strong link between the idea that food can make you happy and can become a main habit in addictive eating. I find this book title and the promotion of 'comfort' eating extremely irresponsible, and old fashioned. Are we still living in a time when we actually believe that food will replace our emotional needs?? Comfort eating is generally about using food to avoid confronting something, or to fill some emotional void in a person's life that they cannot seem to cope with in a more constructive manner. It is also a habit that can turn into a very subconscious and destructive habit. So why promote it?? Why continue the myth that eating for comfort is good?? Mothers (and fathers) teach their children habits around food, and not only damage their own health with behaviours like 'comfort' eating but also teach children (often without realising it) to do exactly the same - you are just adding to this with these sort of books.
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