23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very amateur cook loves book :-)), 27 Feb 2010
Having seen Gizzi Erskine on Cook Yourself Thin as well as reading her column in Company magazine, i was delighted to hear that she had written her own cookbook.
I was very excited when the book arrived Tuesday and it didn't fail to disappoint. I am not ashamed to admit that i am an amateur chef who until September had never created a whole meal for myself.
I love the fact that Gizzi's recipies give you the basic recipie and then ideas on what to try to make it a little bit different. She never patronises and her recipies are simple to follow, but with fantastic results. Where as a lot of cookbooks seem to include a few recipies, a lot of pictures and a lot more waffle, Gizzi's Kitchen Magic is crammed full of recipies - she obviously lets her food do the talking.
The things that i am looking forwad to making the most are Chicken Katsu Curry (a particular Wagamama favourite of mine), Black Cod with Plum Miso, Five Spice Pork Belly, Sticky Banoffee Pudding and her Baileys Chocolate Croissant Butter Pudding.
All in all i think its an interesting and informative cookbook.