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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 28 September 2009
What a splendid cookery book - the way it is written reminds me of times gone by when grandmothers/mothers/daughters use age old recipes handed down over the years. The receipes are easy to follow and it is like "Grand Ma" Dorothy Pearson is actually helping you through ... even the slightly ambitious receipes turn out a treat. I know what I'll be buying as Christmas presents this year. Well done Dorothy Pearson a little bit of history in my kitchen.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 2 May 2010
From Ian & Barbara Plymouth UK
We have known Dorothy for a couple of years and this year we bought a copy of her book Grand Ma's Old Anglo-Indian cookery which she kindly signed for us. Since we have been home we have tried about four of the recipes all of which have been excellent , so far our favourite is the Spicy Prawn Masala Fry. we have found the book very informative and easy to follow with some very good illustrations ,well done Dorothy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I was born and brought up in India. A Child of the Raj. When I came across this book by chance on Amazon I had to have it (bought three) and on trying out the recipes like Pepper water, country captain, and glassy, to name a few I was so glad I did. I had forgotten these recipes, but now I have them and all the other fabulous dishes back in my life, thanks to Mrs Dorothy Pearson. My children too have tried out dozens of these dishes, and these dishes are all just like our wonderful cook used to serve up. Ah! those were the days. I also received a wonderful Christmas card from Mrs Pearson all the way from India what a lovely touch. Thank you. I highly recommend this fabulous book to anyone who likes a milder version of Indian food that was so very cleverly adapted for the English pallet. Off to try the Kul Kuls now :-)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 16 April 2010
Well, what can I say?? I HAD THE PLEASURE OF RECIEVING THIS BOOK AS A GIFT FROM ONE OF MY CUSTOMERS.I HAVE TO SAY IT IS THE BEST BOOK EVER FOR INDIAN CUISINE I HAVE EVER HAD, AND BELIEVE ME I HAVE A FAIR SIZED COLLECTION. THE WAY IT IS WRITTEN MAKES THE RECIPES SO EASY TO FOLLOW.yOU JUST HAVE TO TRY DOROTHYS SPECIAL PORK VINDALOO WAS TO DIE FOR!!!
NICE ONE DOTTY, WHENS THE NEXT BOOK DUE OUT??
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 31 March 2010
Having borrowed and read this book while on holiday in Candolim this year, I could not wait to come back to the UK and buy this book to try the cooking out for myself, I have read the book from cover to cover and am now waiting delivery so we can try the food we have read and dreamed about. We met Dorothy and she was kind enough to lend us the book, it's fasinating reading and very straight forward, i've even bought Indian cooking pots,and brought them to the UK just to experiment with these aged old recipes. Many thanks to Dorothy for opening my eyes on how easy indian cooking can be. Old traditional cooking at its very best. Best wishes and much success with this and future books, Stav... PS your garden is as colourful and lovely as ever..
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 15 January 2010
This book is a delightful trip down Memory Lane, especially for those with associations with India and even for those who simply like delicious food - a good example of early fusion cuisine which reflects the exchanges and impact that Eastern and Western cultures had on each other. The instructions are clear, focussed on simplicity and well augmented by useful descriptions and colourful, mouth-watering, illustrations. The large print and thoughtfully considered layout are easy on the eye. Whether a novice cook or a seasoned chef, culinary serendipity beckons. Highly recommended!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 28 March 2010
We met Dorothy this year in Goa and bought a copy of Old Ma,s Cook Book.It looked so straight forward that I have been inspired to cook from her recipes, and this from someone who previously was a complete philistine in the kitchen.
Up to now I have had complete success and look forward to cooking and enjoying
Old Ma,s, er sorry Dorothy,s recipes.
Dave and Fiona Evans Cheshire England.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 21 January 2010
I received this book as a gift & i love it. It's easy to follow & the dishes i've made turned out beautifully. My favorite so far is Anglo Indian tarka dhal - it's the best ever! Looking forward to any future books this lady writes.I've up rated this item as i've made a few more dishes that are so gorgeous it's rude not to!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 13 November 2011
Anybody from the Community or otherwise who buys this book will cherish it as it has a lot of delightful recipes, nostalgic for people who have tasted and enjoyed such good cuisine. I have cooked various dishes from this book which took me back to my childhood. An excellent buy!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 18 January 2013
Great variations on much loved dishes. Minced curry and peas and lamb curry is superb. I have 30 or more Indian recipe books but go back to Grandma's time and time again. I just had to buy this book for my 2 sons who have also enjoyed the recipes for several years.
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