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The Great Comic Relief Bake Off: 13 Easy Recipes Perfect for a Bake Sale (Comic Relief 2013)
The Great Comic Relief Bake Off: 13 Easy Recipes Perfect for a Bake Sale (Comic Relief 2013)
by Great British Bake Off
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Great recipes for an excellent cause!, 16 Feb 2013
Having only had this little guide for a week I can't comment on all the recipes. However I made the somewhat inappropriate (for the time of year) summer cupcakes for friends at work and they were absolutely delicious. Each little cake is full of chopped strawberries and topped with a vanilla cream cheese and icing sugar topping. When everyone enjoyed them, as my birthday treat, they were keen to think up another excuse for more cakes so a Red Nose cake sale will have to be planned! A really well produced fun title that will hopefully get us all baking.

Harry and the Dinosaurs: Roar to the Rescue!
Harry and the Dinosaurs: Roar to the Rescue!
by Ian Whybrow
Edition: Paperback
Price: 4.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent title for Newly Independent Readers, 28 Jun 2011
The blurb on the back of this title clearly indicates that Harry "is too old for his bucketful of dinosaurs" and that he has now grown up from the pre-schooler featured in the popular Picture Book format.

In this title Harry finds that he has to face the threat of school bullies and a local villain but he is able to deal with both these foes with a little help from his old friends who are able to come to his rescue.

With a longer text the reader finds out a little more about Harry including his friends and home life. This is an appealing adventure story in which all the rogues receive their just desserts.

An ideal read for children able to deal with short chapters and a suitable follow-on title for children who have grown up with Harry. The black and white illustrations in the book are a little weaker than the original Adrian Reynolds artwork which only appears as the cover illustration.

Sam Stern's Eat Vegetarian
Sam Stern's Eat Vegetarian
by Sam Stern
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Success from Sam!, 3 May 2010
As has already been said this book is excellent. There are cook books you buy and end up not using but this one is quite the opposite. I'm not a vegetarian but am keen to eat less meat and looking for inspiration - this book does just that. The baking section alone is fab with delicious recipes for Chocolate Truffle Bars, Apple Cake and Muffins all of which have turned out just like the photos in the book!

Finally I really like the format of this book. It is small, so fits onto the worktop, has lovely glossy pages, unlike the current trend for matt pages which do nothing to enhnace the recipes, and is highly illustrated to give you a good idea of what the finished product looks like.

Sam is a breath of fresh air - this books bubbles with his teenage enthusiasm and most importantly gets you cooking!

Jamie's Ministry of Food: Anyone Can Learn to Cook in 24 Hours
Jamie's Ministry of Food: Anyone Can Learn to Cook in 24 Hours
by Jamie Oliver
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 7.00

77 of 90 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PASS IT ON - SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY, 5 Oct 2008
As this books has only just been published it is perhaps a little early to give an honest review of many recipes. However as an expereinced cook I decided to pass on the Pasta and Meatballs dish to my 14year old daughter. Her results were amazing - a really tasty, delicious meal that the whole family enjoyed. Even if you are already a keen cook there are plenty of fresh ideas and new ways of doing things such as using cracker biscuits instead of making fresh breadcrumbs. I think most of us get stuck in a rut with family meals and this book will enable you to tackle quick new recipes such as stir frys or find new ways of doing old favourites. A clever non-patronising message that will hopefully make more confident cooks of us all! Thanks, Jamie!
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