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Thoughts for Food, 4 July 2009
This is not a cookery book in the ordinary sense. The recipes included are more illustrative of the processes and principles described rather than an invitation to try them in the home kitchen. This book is something else, a Book of Hours ( of minutes even), a guide to the creative processes,an aid to meditation on all aspects of excellence in the culinary art. Richly illustrated and presented with the same flair and attention to detail as the contents it displays, this a book that inspires and enriches. Slowly absorbing its philosophy is the magic that will improve the Chef in all of us, those merely seeking the secrets of recipes would probably be dissapointed.