Jo Bennie

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,348 - Total Helpful Votes: 732 of 904
Eat Istanbul: A Journey to the Heart of Turkish Cu&hellip by Andy Harris
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Istanbul is a melting pot of cultures and Ottoman cuisine is likewise a mix of Turkish, Greek, Albanian, Mongolian and Bulgarian, to name just a few. This is an enjoyable big glossy book full of pictures both of the recipes and of the markets of the city.

We are given a brief introduction to the areas and markets of Istanbul with delicious descriptions and pictures of the enjoyment and delight with which the people of Istanbul devour their food, from street vendors to restaurants. Then there are then six recipe sections: Breakfast; Streetfood and snacks; Vegetables and pulses; Meat and poultry; Fish and seafood; and Desserts. The last section is a glossary of ingredients, some… Read more
The Natural Cook: Eating the Seasons from Root to &hellip by Tom Hunt
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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An interesting book in which Hunt invites us to cook vegetables and fruit in season, divided into Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Each vegetable or fruit is introduced with notes on preparation, taste and season and instructions given for cooking it three ways, for instance, for asparagus instructions are given for preparing it raw, char-grilling it and blanching it. Below each method comes further ideas for using the ingredient, it is then followed by an extant recipe, for instance, the blanched asparagus is used for a variation on Italian Risi e Bisi (rice and peas). It's an approach that teaches you the possibilities of each vegetable and fruit.
NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Oblo by KRUPS Coffee Capsule M&hellip by Krups
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I own a Dolce Gusto machine already and this to us was nowhere near as good. My main issue is that this is a manual not automatic machine. To explain, the coffee pods for Dolce Gusto machines come marked with bars which tell you what setting to put the machine to to make it exert the right amount of pressure and put through the right amount of liquid for that pod. On the Oblo there is no setting, you just push the hot water button across until you get enough coffee. If you were not familiar with how the capsules work this would be baffling

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