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4.0 out of 5 stars
One of if not the Best, 29 Oct 2010
Noma is one of those cookbooks I buy mainly so I can look at food produced by one of the most exciting and talented chefs on earth rather than actually cook lots of stuff from it. Many people will find the recipes contained within the book heavy going- the ingredients are often hard to come by and the techniques fairly advanced. Although, unlike some other cookbooks (The Fat Duck Cookbook and Alinea for example) at least some of the recipes can be attempted at home. For the price the book is good value for money with stunning photography of all the dishes. My only criticism would be it can be difficult to match the pictures to the recipes as all the pictures are at the front of the book and the recipes at the back. This is not a problem for books like Gordon Ramsey's recipes from a three star chef as it tells you the page number where the recipe is located. Noma does not-you have to find a series of contents pages which then tell you (a) what the dish was on page 100 for example and then (b) the page number where you can find the recipe for that particular dish. Apart from this I would have given it 5 stars.