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Bieffe NEW Broadway A1 Adjustable Designer and Craft Table
Bieffe NEW Broadway A1 Adjustable Designer and Craft Table
Offered by Art - Drawing Office
Price: 199.00

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good table let down by manufacturing quality control details, 18 Jan 2014
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I bought 2 of these for my studio so here are the positives first: Good , solid, practical design with fantastic range of angle and particularly height adjustment I have not seen on any other Art table. Construction of all components is good with metal legs and shelves of robust metal with thick paint finish.Table is of fine-grain quality MDF-like material rigid with white surface which I like better than grey tables I have seen.It was easy to put together alone (even easier with 2 people)and they even include a good screw driver! Pre-drilled holes match exactly with their counterparts.Overall a well thought-out design.
Now for the negatives:Let down by poor final stage manufacturing quality control.Legs had 5 or 6 small chips/scratches out of the paint down to the metal. Worse, the table top had a huge sweep of wood glue right across the surface. I have managed to remove this. The other table also needed serious cleaning.
This is a good Art table. Price is a touch high but acceptable. It is proving it's worth in my studio and I would still recommend it. Hopefully Bieffe will get the quality control issues sorted.

A Feast of Ice and Fire
A Feast of Ice and Fire
by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written by authors who care about good eating, food history and a brilliantly created fictional world., 6 Mar 2013
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That this cook book is a labour of love is evident from the endorsement in the introduction by George Martin to the thorough research into medieval cooking that underpins the recipes. Each recipe has the passage from the novels that inspired it followed by the original historical material for the medieval recipe, which is really interesting to read. You then get two versions for each recipe: one based as closely as possible on the medieval source and one updated for modern tastes. This is a great idea and gives plenty of choice about the kind of dish you want to create. A nice touch are suggestions about how to put together a dinner party with a 'Game of Thrones' theme!
I have cooked quite a few of the dishes now and am impressed that the recipes have been thoroughly road-tested and are achievable, reliable and tasty! The photos of the finished dishes are another great feature both atmospheric and inspiring.
Most of the ingredient quantities are given in American cups with no conversion tables included. However, as a UK cook it was easy to find conversion information on any number of websites so don't let this put you off.
A marvelous book that will introduce you to sophisticated and exotic taste combinations as well as rustic comfort food all with a twist of history and fantasy.

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