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Posted on 28 Jan 2014 19:23:22 GMT
Ivan says:
New Hairy's book out this week.

Posted on 29 Jan 2014 11:00:45 GMT
There were a few recipes from their new book in the Daily Mail magazine on Saturday. Bad idea for me to look at the food section as I always end up wanting to order another book

Posted on 29 Jan 2014 14:34:48 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Jan 2014 14:36:01 GMT
Found this from Zon Spain for fool's change: Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cookery
Only a Euro plus postage. It's on the way.

Iwillnotordermorebooks. Iwillnotordermorebooks.

Posted on 29 Jan 2014 16:38:47 GMT
pixie says:
Oh but you have!

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2014 16:57:17 GMT
I have that Jewish cookery book - those guys know a thing or two
about cooking for sure - I have the Paper Back version from Amazon
I used to visit on a Friday with a very orthodox family - because their
rules were strict about not working on their Sabbath - I used to light
the fire in the Grate if needed - wash dishes make fresh tea and even
turn on the lights. But the food was just out of this world.
The Casseroles left in slow cook from the morning until late evening
SCRUMPTIOUS - lovely people they were

Posted on 29 Jan 2014 17:49:35 GMT
Ah! You were a fire goy! Or in your case, a fire shiksa!

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2014 18:22:09 GMT
Recht!! - oy vey'ts mir it's a job already

Posted on 30 Jan 2014 12:34:12 GMT
I see that the new Hairy Bikers' book has a review already

It is quite possibly one of the best and most comprehensive reviews I have ever seen of a cookbook on here. They have even taken the time to list all of the recipes

Posted on 30 Jan 2014 12:44:30 GMT
I had had that one on pre-order but cancelled it when I got into trying to use their curry cookbook. It's very complex and often involves leaving things to marinade "several hours or overnight" which isn't helpful when you need something today. If the new one is as complex as that, no thanks. Of course they probably don't write all their own recipes, given the numbers of staff they have working on the shows. That's why I ordered the other curry cookbooks Pixie raves about! LOL

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jan 2014 13:21:41 GMT
I feel your pain with regards to having to leave things to marinade overnight

It's not so bad when you read the recipe and find out that the meat needs to be put in the fridge overnight. Not so good when you don't read the recipe and forget to do it

I am undecided as to whether to get their new book though. I like them as cooks and have enjoyed their previous books, even their curry book. I'll probably wait for some more reviews

Posted on 30 Jan 2014 16:14:19 GMT
I'm rather surprised there isn't a TV series to go with both this book and the American Adventure one. Or have they cut loose of the Beeb?

Posted on 30 Jan 2014 16:55:52 GMT
There will be a TV show to accompany the Asian book. Don't know when it's going to air though

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jan 2014 18:41:02 GMT
Ivan says:
My book turned up today and after a quick skim through I don't think I'll be using it a lot. If I had skimmed through it in a shop I wouldn't have bought it.

Posted on 1 Feb 2014 04:57:50 GMT
Didi Baez says:
Alchemy of the Mortar & Pestle: The Culinary Library Volume 1
Edible Flowers & Leaves: 2 (The Culinary Library)
Volume 2 of The Culinary Library, Edible Flowers & Leaves, released 25/12/13. Companion volume to the best selling Alchemy of the Mortar & Pestle.
Volume 3, Master of the Sauces, ( From the classics to foams and soils) available mid 2014.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2014 08:22:41 GMT
pixie says:
They look beautiful books didi...

Posted on 1 Feb 2014 08:56:21 GMT
Foams and soils? I should hope no one would soil your plate, lol...

Posted on 1 Feb 2014 15:32:52 GMT
New Jamie Oliver coming this October: Jamie Oliver's Comfort Food: The Ultimate Weekend Cookbook

Posted on 5 Feb 2014 12:59:37 GMT
Madhur Jaffrey just got here. Lots of page, small type. Surely they could have used a bigger font?

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Feb 2014 13:44:18 GMT
pixie says:
Small print and colored pages really do my eyes in Ori!

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Feb 2014 14:02:08 GMT
Makes me wonder what they are playing at - I doubt if they ever realize
that some if us have bookshelves in our kitchens - AND a clearly written
well illustrated book is essential - and coloured - even lightly tinted
pages - can indeed be an eyestrain - seems to me the root of the problem
is only commercialism - they think it makes a book attractive - right - but
I would call for a readable font and not tinted pages - nice pure white / ivory

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Feb 2014 14:41:21 GMT
Bearman says:
I always think that smaller print indicates more information/recipes per page which = better value. But I must agree that it really annoys me too, because my reading glasses are never where I left them!

Posted on 5 Feb 2014 15:17:11 GMT
pixie says:
I give up trying to read some of the cook books in bed...the coloured pages are a real pain!

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Feb 2014 17:42:33 GMT
Ivan says:
No comment!

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Feb 2014 17:49:53 GMT
pixie says:
That'll make a change then! Hahah!

How's you? what's cooking?

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Feb 2014 17:53:13 GMT
Last edited by the author on 5 Feb 2014 17:54:09 GMT
I agree 100% Too many modern books are going for trendy presentation at the expense of readability. Small print tucked away on about a fifth of the page, and the rest not even filled by a pretty picture, grey on grey, colour on colour. Daft. Almost an AAARRGGHH thing with me. That was the prime reason both these otherwise excellent basic cookery books I reviewed recently lost a star. Bring back Delia.
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