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Heads on Pillows: Behind the scenes at a Highland B&B: The Joys and Tribulations of Running a B&B in the Scottish Highlands
Heads on Pillows: Behind the scenes at a Highland B&B: The Joys and Tribulations of Running a B&B in the Scottish Highlands
by Joan Campbell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars B&B on the north coast, 6 Nov 2009
An engaging and entertaining account of the trials and tribulations of running a bed and breakfast in a remote area of Scotland. Enjoyable and humorous.


Coco: 10 World-Leading Masters choose 100 Contemporary Chefs
Coco: 10 World-Leading Masters choose 100 Contemporary Chefs
by Ferran Adrią
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £29.95

20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars so nearly a vade mecum to the new cuisine, 6 Nov 2009
This could so nearly have been a perfect guide to the new protaganists of the cuisine of the new millenium. However the editors have played safe in respect of one or two of their contributors, to the unfortunate detriment of the whole. Compare and contrast the numerous erudite observations of chefs Alain Ducasse and Rene Redzepi to the uninformative and rehearsed comments from for example our own Gordon Ramsay (presumably only included to try and boost UK sales). What is of more importance of course however is the cuisine and the thinking behind it. From that viewpoint this book, although not readily accessible to most home cooks with regard to necessary equipment or technique,gives a very valuable snapshot of what is happening in contemporary cuisine across europe today. And how refreshing it is to see so many young chefs with such vibrant and exciting ideas. Recommended if you already own a waterbath, vacuum packing machine and pacojet; perhaps more of a coffee table book for the home cook without such equipment.


Under the Iron Sea
Under the Iron Sea
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5.0 out of 5 stars best song for 20 years, 12 Nov 2006
This review is from: Under the Iron Sea (Audio CD)
Track 5 entitled "A Bad dream"; but rather a reality about ageing, loss,conflict, hope and mortality with soaring vocals, complex harmonies, confusingly superficially simplistic lyrics and an inevitable yet quickening pulse from the outset. Simply remarkable. The best song I have heard in 20 years.


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