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Korg MA-1BKRD Multi-Function Digital Metronome - Black / Red
Korg MA-1BKRD Multi-Function Digital Metronome - Black / Red
Price: £8.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 Sept. 2015
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Good value metronome , bit fiddly controles but seems to have everything you need


Cat on a Hot Tiled Roof: Mayhem in Mayfair and Mallorca
Cat on a Hot Tiled Roof: Mayhem in Mayfair and Mallorca
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 4 July 2015
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Great entertaining read


The Vintage Tea Party Year
The Vintage Tea Party Year
by Angel Adoree
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Something Special, 11 Nov. 2012
Don't you just love a book that along side recipes has craft and hair styling tips, what ! you never had one that has both ? well you never read one of Angel Adoree's seminal works. I just love this book , as soon as you seen the front cover you know you are handling something special, reminiscent of a fairy story book of your childhood, its enchanting.

This is Angel Adoree's second work and is just wonderful, vintage style and with great ideas on how to make seasonal and family celebrations special. The Vintage Tea Party year covers
New Years Eve Tea Party
Children Tea Party
Coming of Age Tea Party
Tea for Two
Hen Tea Party
Wedding Tea Party
Mum To be Tea party
Gentleman's Tea party
Street Tea Party
Picnic Tea Party
Guy Fawkes Tea Party
Christmas Tea Party
Each section has recipes, invites, thank you notes, decoration tips and funky craft ideas to get the party started. As well as penning cookery book , Angel runs a successful vintage event hosting company, this book is so much more than cook book and would make a great gift for a girl friend who loves all things vintage.


Memories of Gascony
Memories of Gascony
by Pierre Koffmann
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £30.00

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic work for your cookery book collection, 31 Oct. 2012
This review is from: Memories of Gascony (Hardcover)
Memories of Gascony is the life recollections of Pierre Koffmann, uber chef who holds three michelin stars. Originally published over 10 years ago this new addition by Octopus Books has a lovely vintage feel with parchment style paper, page ribbon and sumptuous food photography.

The book is so much more than your average cookery book, Pierre recalls his childhood experiences in Gascony in South West France where he gained his passion for simple French food, the book is divided in to the seasons and details the recipes being cooked according to the season and the ever changing landscapes from which the food is produced.

The Bear (as he is know in the chef world) seems a very humble quiet man and his childhood memories with her Grand parents in rural France evoke simpler times.

Whilst this not being my particular style of cooking I enjoyed the book immensely given it style and the gentle amble through Pierre's early life and the intense connection he feels with this area of France and its cuisine. I have never eaten in any of his restaurants but understand that after a brief retirement his is back cooking as Head Chef at Koffmanns at the Berkeley Hotel in London, where his pared down simple provincial cooking can be experienced.


Rosemary Shrager's Absolutely Foolproof Food for Family & Friends
Rosemary Shrager's Absolutely Foolproof Food for Family & Friends
by Rosemary Shrager
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Versatile book, which should improve your techniques, 10 Oct. 2012
If there every was a book that lived up to its title then this is it, the books aim is to provide you with good basic techniques which means that you can tackle any of the dishes with confidence. The book provides foolproof recipes and step by step instructions for over 200 recipes.

I particularly liked the photo tutorials for key techniques such as
how to prepare an artichoke
chopping and slicing techniques
Dry curing fish for gravadlax
Confit of duck
and many others. Most of the recipes are illustrated and the ones that are are beautifully photographed in this well illustrated book. For many of the recipes twists, ingredient alternatives and variations are suggested for the recipes and the methods are clear and easy to follow.
The book also has a handy section on equipment which gives some great advise on how to equipt your kitchen, ready to work your way through the different sections in the book. A lot of the recipes are more classical in style so this book would make a good addition to most cooks library, the only major ommision is that desserts aren't covered.

Apparently the book accompanies a TV series, but its not one I watched so I can't comment on whether its a good representation of the show.
Rosemary Shrager has been cooking since was 6 and has worked alongside many top chefs over the years, she runs a popular cookery school in Yorkshire and this is her fourth book.


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5.0 out of 5 stars My cats love it, 5 Aug. 2012
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Fabulous quality product, my cats will eat nothing else. They have lovely shiny coats and are very healthy, highly recommended


Sweet: Irresistible Desserts and Drinks, Cakes and Bakes
Sweet: Irresistible Desserts and Drinks, Cakes and Bakes
by Levi Roots
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reggae Reggae SWEET, 5 Aug. 2012
SWEET bring the tastes and flavours of the caribbean to your kitchen in this indulgent book. SWEET features both new taste experiences and plenty of reggae reggae twists on some old favourites too.
The book has over 215 pages and almost every recipe is illustrated, I enjoy a cookery book that is illustrated so you know what you are aiming for presentation wise, and the book also features numerous other photographs of typical caribbean scences and ingredients.

SWEET brings an instant hit of sunshine to our rainy shores and the majority of the recipes focus on introducing sunshine fruit flavours or warming spicy notes to a vast range of cakes, ices, desserts and even a few cocktails.The book is divided in to cakes, biscuits and bars, pies and tarts, creamy puds, bake and steamed puds, fresh and fruity puds, barbecued puds, ices, sweets and drinks, so all bases are covered.

I throughly enjoyed following some of the recipes from SWEET, I found them easy to follow and comprehensive so that my results where good. The recipes were fun and I loved the retro caribbean styling of the books layout.


Carnival of Felting: Beautiful Accessories for You and Your Home
Carnival of Felting: Beautiful Accessories for You and Your Home
by Gillian Harris
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book full of fun ideas, 19 Mar. 2012
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I already own Gillian Harris other book and ordered this one as a companion to complete feltmaking. I was disappointed this book is a great follow on with a couple more techniques covered and lots of new ideas to take your felting further.
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Rotary Ladies Analogue Watch LS42832/41 with White Roman MOP Dial and Black Leather Strap
Rotary Ladies Analogue Watch LS42832/41 with White Roman MOP Dial and Black Leather Strap

5.0 out of 5 stars Great watch, 22 Feb. 2012
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Treated myself to this watch and I was not disappointed. Would make a lovely gift for a girlfriend, comes in a lovely box


Complete Feltmaking: Easy Techniques and 25 Great Projects (Complete Craft Series)
Complete Feltmaking: Easy Techniques and 25 Great Projects (Complete Craft Series)
by Gillian Harris
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, ideal for the beginner, 22 Feb. 2012
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Love this book, the photography is beautiful and the instructions and illustrations are clear.Lots of projects and covers most of the different felting techniques.


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