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A. B. Morris "Mor Sound" (Wiltshire, UK)

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3m Mini HDMI Cable
3m Mini HDMI Cable

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great detailed images, 8 April 2010
This review is from: 3m Mini HDMI Cable
Perfect length for linking HD cameras direct to a TV or output source and the picture quality transfers really well. Good solid quality cable at a great price compared to many alternative offerings. To consider upgrading this cable I would want to see a huge jump in the quality before considering paying any more.

The Forager Handbook
The Forager Handbook
by Miles Irving
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 20.40

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Still left foraging for more, 2 Sep 2009
This review is from: The Forager Handbook (Hardcover)
When I received this book, the size of the volume was pleasing to see as it suggested a very comprehensive book was awaiting. And overall it doesn't disappoint in terms of the range of plants this book covers with the general detail about the plants, location, habitat and key identification and use information. However, there is one major disappointment here, the photographs are effectively stylised black and white shots. So if key identification of a plant is what you are after, then this book is a big disappointment. When the narrative talks about some of the key identifiers but the picture does not complete that view you have to question why they have done this. Was it to save cost in production or was it to keep the continuity with the books style. Whatever it is, this book alone will not necessary support what the active forager wants and other reference points will have to be used to complete some of the identifications of plants.

Humax FOXSAT-HDR Freesat+ 320GB HD Digital TV Twin Tuner HD Recorder - Installation Recommended (Old model)
Humax FOXSAT-HDR Freesat+ 320GB HD Digital TV Twin Tuner HD Recorder - Installation Recommended (Old model)

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Entry into Freesat HD broadcasts, 14 April 2009
This product really offers a great piece of value for entry in to the Freesat arena and then adding in the extra bonus of PVR. The picture output is fantastic with a noticeable improvement in the depth and contrast of the pictures shown compared to previous Freeview terrestrial signals. The HD content, though limited is fantastic and will, I am sure increase over time.
The PVR element of the FAOXSAT is great in terms of capacity, but the interface for recording and play back is a little too similar to a PC format, which does have a less intuitive feel about it than some other PVR's on the market. The TV guide though is very clear and simple to navigate, making the selection of material to watch and record relatively simple once you become familiar with the menu's. Overall, the FOXSAT - HDR is a great piece of kit that avoids the need for subscription services and gives you plenty of material for free including HD broadcasts.

Building a Wood-fired Oven for Bread and Pizza
Building a Wood-fired Oven for Bread and Pizza
by Tom Jaine
Edition: Paperback

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More about the history rather than how to build, 4 May 2008
Having read several books about the art of building wood fired ovens, I bought this one having read several reviews that gave it a real positive view. However, I was quickly disappointed by a book that is full of history and detail about ovens used in large houses of bygone ages and the detail behind the history through the ages. There is very little real detail that anyone looking to build an oven could really utilise.

It makes for interesting background reading but the detail for building is extracted from the view of how some of the old commercial/large houses built their ovens and hence is of limited scope. The detail about the build is not there if you want to construct something yourself.

Great for the background detail but not for someone wanting to build an oven for small domestic or occasional use.

Kitchen Confidential
Kitchen Confidential
by Anthony Bourdain
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kitchen Blender Overdrive, 15 Nov 2003
This review is from: Kitchen Confidential (Paperback)
Once I picked this up I could not put it down. It flows naturally like a good velote and hits you right in the face like a great wine. Whether you are a foody, chef or just looking for an entertaining read this is a must.
Anthony's travels through the underworld of chefdom confirm your worst fears and also build your appreciation of the hard slog that kitchen life really is for most non-TV chefs. From the characters he has met and shows fond affection for in his early years, to the intricacies of fighting to get the clean cloths at the start of a shift.
If your not a chef it is hard to believe at times, but speak to any chef who has read this book and they will tell you that it is very close to their reality. The ride goes from the very top of the souffle to the grimy bottom of the bowl. A must read.

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