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A brilliant new cookery book for both beginners and old hands
on 30 June 2014
I liked this book very much and found it very helpful in guiding me through an area of cuisine that I have never attempted before, as smoking and curing food always seemed to me to be something for professional cooks only and way beyond the range of my own rather limited culinary skills. However, the recipes were simple and easy to follow and I was gratified by the success I achieved right from the start in producing delicious and professional-looking dishes without the disappointments I usually encounter when trying out new recipes.
The Old Smokehouse is a must-have book if, like me, you are venturing into the specialist area of smoking and curing food for the first time and need step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow recipes to guide you through each step of the way. This book has these in abundance and is written in a professional but lighthearted style which gave me the confidence I needed to attempt something completely outside my culinary comfort zone. I am really proud of the results I achieved and would recommend the book to anyone who, like me, would like to try something new but needs the encouragement and expertise the book provides to take the initial plunge.