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Leon: Fast Vegetarian by Henry Dimbleby
Leon: Fast Vegetarian by Henry Dimbleby
33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
If, like me, you've ever been stumped for what to cook your vegetarian friend, or just wanted to incorporate more veggies into your and your children's diet, this book is a godsend. It's full of simple, relatively quick, tasty dishes, all presented in Leon's standard stylised, accessible, home-cookbook manner.

The book's divided into two sections – one where the veggies are the stars and 'can stand on their own as a whole meal' and another where they're more the support act (i.e. side dishes). There seems to be a bit of crossover – particularly in the chapter dedicated to cooking for children – but by and large the first section is where you'll find mains and starters, the second… Read more
Great British Bake Off: Winter Kitchen by Lizzie Kamenetzky
15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
This is one of those reliable cookbooks you refer to again and again. Because it's themed to winter, almost all of the recipes are seasonal, and are just want you want to be cooking (and eating!) at this time of year.

- Layout and Photography
The book is divided into 10 sections: Soups, Weeknight Comfort, Weekend Feasts, Slow cooking, Pies, Winter Veg, Puddings, Seasonal Occasions, Breads and Bakes, and Preserves and Pickles - so it's definitely not limited just to baking. There's generally one recipe per page, with an accompanying photo - and the photography is beautiful. Lots of overhead shots, dark, cosy images, rustic styling.

- Recipes
The foreword is by… Read more
The Paris Gourmet: Restaurants  Shops  Recipes  Ti&hellip by Trish Deseine
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Covers all bases, 8 Nov 2013
This gem of a guidebook will make you want to jump on the next train/plane to Paris. The first half is effectively a listings book, with lots of cafes, bistros and food shops, but since the recommendations are all written first-person by Trish (and are each around 50-150 words), they feel much more personable. It's like having a local by your side, saying 'Follow me, I know this great little place...'

It's a bit hard to get a grasp of where the different places are, since they're grouped by category (bistros, speciality shops etc.) and there's no map, but the second half of the book works much more effectively. There's a brilliant section 'The very best...' in case you're craving… Read more

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