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Bread: River Cottage Handbook No. 3
Bread: River Cottage Handbook No. 3
by Daniel Stevens
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.74

39 of 43 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Only one gripe..., 4 Mar. 2009
Like the other River Cottage handbooks, this one is beautifully designed and written. It's good for both beginning bakers and those who are regularly making bread. But my one big gripe is in the recipes using a sourdough starter - in each one, Dan gives the measurement of sourdough starter as 'a ladleful'. But how much is that?? I have a couple of ladles, and the difference between them is over 150ml - a huge difference in a baking recipe.
Having made a starter according to Dan's instructions (and it's fermenting nicely), I'm now using someone else's recipe to make bread, as it gives an exact measurement for the starter.
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One Man and His Dig: Adventures of an Allotment Novice
One Man and His Dig: Adventures of an Allotment Novice
by Valentine Low
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well dug, 19 May 2008
I've just taken on an allotment and chanced across this book...and I devoured it in one sitting. It's a wise and witty account of the author's cultivation of his London allotment, together with a light sprinkling of the history of allotments. Highly recommended - and the book is now doing the rounds on my allotment site.


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