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The Macsween Haggis Bible
The Macsween Haggis Bible
by Jo Macsween
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A smashing wee book!, 20 Jan. 2013
I got this as a gift and am loving discovering new ways with Haggis. Macsween's has always been my favourite and now I've got 50 new ways to try it out!

I've already got a couple of people lined up to get this wonderful guide when they come and visit me in Scotland as the perfect take-home reminder.

Well done Jo - a wee gem!

Maggie's Harvest
Maggie's Harvest
by Maggie Beer
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £31.50

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful treasury..., 16 April 2009
This review is from: Maggie's Harvest (Hardcover)
Though not recently published this book delivers a powerful punch in favour of the local and long nurtured - key tenants of the Slow Movement for example. Beer's cooking is rooted in the land and her family's relationship to it over the years since they moved to the Barossa, from shop to restaurant to farm to shop and most importantly to land.

The auto-biographical writing is direct and honest, the appreciation of ingredients is Austro-centric (as it should be!) and the recipes wonderful. It almost makes me sad to be in England! Once you get your head around the differing seasons and suppliers mentioned - you'll fond you want to cook everything, right now.

The best kind of book - on a par with Judy Rodgers Zuni Café Cookbook

Beyond Nose to Tail: A Kind of British Cooking: Part II
Beyond Nose to Tail: A Kind of British Cooking: Part II
by Fergus Henderson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.90

4 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Meaty... but small!, 13 Aug. 2007
As an owner of the Macmillan first edition of Nose to Tail Eating - a large book with excellent full page pictures - I was disappointed to see the Bloomsbury new edition in 2004 so small in format.
This new book repeats that mistake - and compounds it with some rather unadventurous recipes and supposedly comic pictures. In 1999 Furgus' book was a true revelation, but this - bar a good section on baking - seems a more a marketing exercise.

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