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The Good Food Guide: Recipes - Celebrating 60 of the UK's Best Chefs and Restaurants
The Good Food Guide: Recipes - Celebrating 60 of the UK's Best Chefs and Restaurants
by The Good Food Guide
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sixty of the best!, 28 Nov. 2010
I really liked this - there are sixty restaurant recipes, all by top chefs from across the UK. They have clear step-by-step instructions and list the ingredients for each individual part of the dish, so are easy to follow. There is also a short piece on each chef; their philosophies on food, how they got into cooking and so on, which is a nice background to the recipes themselves. I'd recommend this to anyone who likes cooking. The book itself is beautiful (clever Escher inspired design on the cover, lovely pictures inside) so would also make a great gift.


Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Fred Piper
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Cracking Read, 27 Nov. 2010
I would recommend this book as a first read on cryptography without hesitation. No prior knowledge is assumed, and the necessary maths which some of the codes use is explained as the book goes along. The order in which different types of cryptography are presented is done well, beginning with simpler ones first and building in complexity at a pace that the reader can follow. My job requires a basic understanding of cryptography and this is the recommended primer text at work. The office copy was always being used by someone so I bought my own and it's been well worth it.


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