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Pitt Cue Co. - The Cookbook
Pitt Cue Co. - The Cookbook
by Tom Adams
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 10.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally hooked on this book., 18 Jun 2014
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Love this book. Everything that I have tried has come out brilliantly.

Gives a good basic background to slow, cooking, smoking and grilling using barbecues and all the recipes I have tried os far just work. The thing that surprised me though was the pickles and sides, they are amazing. We never go without a jar of the bread and butter pickles in the fridge these days. Never mind the barbecue, they are excellent on sandwiches.


Optimum Tribal Training Rugby Ball - White/Black, 3 UK
Optimum Tribal Training Rugby Ball - White/Black, 3 UK
Price: 8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 13 Feb 2014
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My son loves it. Perfect size and weight for smaller children and very grippy so he can easily catch and pass.


Extreme Brewing: An Enthusiast's Guide to Brewing Craft Beer at Home
Extreme Brewing: An Enthusiast's Guide to Brewing Craft Beer at Home
by Sam Calagione
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 7.72

3.0 out of 5 stars Some interesting recipes but pretty lightweight, 4 Mar 2013
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If you are looking for a book to learn brewing this is not it. There is some basic explanation of the brewing process but that's about it, go buy Palmer's How to Brew instead. It's mostly a philosophical treatise on craft brewing, which is not necessarily a bad thing as it's quite readable. There are some interesting recipes from some very good brewers. But, honestly, I haven't had the chance to try any yet so can't comment on the results. Throughout the book, there is a pretty heavy US bias which gets a little irritating after a while, reading this you'd think no-one else in the world makes good beer. That said, it's a lightweight but entertaining read.


Bread: River Cottage Handbook No. 3
Bread: River Cottage Handbook No. 3
by Daniel Stevens
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 10.49

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally a bread book that explains things, 19 April 2009
For some time now, I've been trying to decipher the voodoo required to make bread and thanks to this book I think I've cracked it.

The River cottage bread book starts with the basics, but more importantly it explains the principles behind baking. By the time you've read the first half of the book you pretty much have all of the information that you require to start creating your own bread recipes. For more advanced bakers try Dan Lepard's excellent "Baking with passion" (if it ever gets re-released), but this is a much better introduction to baking.

This is by far the best book for beginners that I have found (and I've tried a few). It's clearly written and if you follow the recipes then they just work and make fantastic bread. What higher praise can you give ?


German With Michel Thomas Complete Course CD
German With Michel Thomas Complete Course CD
by Michel Thomas
Edition: Audio CD

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes german a doddle., 1 Dec 2005
I've tried quite a few German courses over the last 6 months or so and this is by far the best that I have tried.
Thomas doesn't teach you much in the way of vocabulary but what he does teach is very powerful. The method that he uses concetrates on making sure that you understand the principles behind the language. By giving fairly simple examples he teaches you how to construct sentences correctly and pretty soon (with the aid of a german dictionary) you are ready to go. This is so much easier than having to memorise large amounts of information you literally can build a basic knowledge of the language in a couple of weeks. Towards the end of the course the density of infomation increases pretty rapidly and you might find that you have to concentrate a bit more, but otherwise the whole thing flows well. Although, you may find yourself wanting to scream every time he mentions "What I call handles." this whole set is well worth the money.
Stick it on your mp3 stick and learn on the way to work.


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