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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece, 21 Aug 2014
Loved it, can't stop thinking about it, and recommending it to pretty much everyone I know. Can't wait for the film!
Flash Cooking: Fit Fast Flavours for Busy People by Laura Santtini
32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
WARNING! This Book May Change Your Life aka 'Flash Cooking, Fit Fast Flavours for Busy People' by Laura Santtini

To be honest, I didn't think this would be my kind of book. We always ate healthily (and frugally) when I was growing up, I was a vegetarian for 15 years, and deep fried food, creamy sauces, cheeses and fatty cuts of meat just wasn't how I ate. I wasn't any kind of health obsessive, but I just wasn't interested in eating those kinds of foods.

Until I became obsessed with food, and cooking. Perhaps post-recession there's been a resurgence of interest in traditional, hearty, seasonal and fresh British cooking, championed by my favourite cookery writers Hugh,… Read more
Leon: Baking & Puddings by Henry Dimbleby
Leon: Baking & Puddings by Henry Dimbleby
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
You're probably familiar with the chain of Leon restaurants originally co-founded by Allegra McEvedy and Henry Dimbleby - they currently have 11 in London - and their vision that food should both taste good and do you good. Unfortunately they don't yet have an outpost up here in the frozen North, but I now have the next best think in the form of this brilliant cookbook; their third to date.

The book has a personal and homemade feel - think photographs of the authors and co-founders as kids and cute illustrations iun yellow, blue and pink. It is also very informative, with a helpful guide to more unusual ingredients such as brown rice syrup and chia seed, level of confidence… Read more

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