S. Thomson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 70% (7 of 10)
Location: United Kingdom


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,221,744 - Total Helpful Votes: 7 of 10
Brembo 14.7715.10 Brake Drum Brembo
1.0 out of 5 stars Rear brake drum, 23 Jan 2014
I was intrigued by the idea of a brake shoe that looked like a shoe. However, it was useful when fitted. I died.
How to Cook Without Recipes by Glynn Christian
How to Cook Without Recipes by Glynn Christian
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This book is really interesting and your cooking will almost certainly improve as a result of reading it. Glynn Christian loves food, has very strong opinions, and has a greater knowledge of ingredients and food than any other author whose books I have read. I would recommend this book however there are what I would consider flaws:
1) Glynn Christian writes that everyone's palate is different. But he sometimes writes of his own personal tastes as absolute rules for everyone - and seems to suggest that any deviation from them is because you have a poor sense of taste and/or lack refinement.
2) I am a scientist and feel justified in being quite pedantic about basic science -… Read more
Real Flavours: The Handbook of Gourmet and Deli In&hellip by Glynn Christian
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is a great book full of knowledge, wit, anecdotes and opinion. In fact Glynn Christian is very, very opinionated about food - and you won't always agree with him. Some will accuse him of being arrogant or a food snob, others will say he mistakes his own opinions for fact. I disagree. The reason he is so opinionated is his passion about food and this really shows in his writing. Take his line "The silly home economist who sent me recipes for curries for four people, and who thought using two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in them a good idea, should be stripped of her undoubtedly neat aprons and boiled alive in butter and oil" - you get some idea of the strength of his… Read more

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