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5.0 out of 5 stars
Perfectly pitched for beginners and experienced alike, 23 Feb. 2009
My wife bought me this book for my birthday and, though I've done things like chutney and pickles before, I'm still pretty clueless about the whole subject. But no more! This excellent book introduces you to the subject and each recipe in an entertaining banter-ish way, sort of like being taken through the whole thing by a mate, but you can still skip all this and get down to the nitty gritty if you so wish (though you'll miss the great writing). I can't wait to try the more complex recipes but the first thing I tried was Lemon Cordial which is simplicity itself and reaps rewards ten-fold for the effort involved. I cannot praise these books highly enough and have already got the Mushroom book and pre-ordered the Veg Patch book.