Emile AULD

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A Hundred Million Suns ~ Snow Patrol
A Hundred Million Suns ~ Snow Patrol
This is the first Snow Patrol Album I've ever heard, so I wasn't handicapped by high expectations from listening to their previous stuff.

I've started listening to the earlier albums now, but not enough to really compare them yet.

If this Album is regarded as bland, then all I can say is that Snow Patrol's bland stuff is way better than most other people's good stuff.

The vocals are amazing. The harmonies and melodies just blew me away.

There are some really strong tracks on the album. My favourites are 'If there's a Rocket Tie Me to It', 'Take Back The City', 'Lifeboats' and the first part of 'The Lightning Strike'.

There were a couple… Read more
Made in Great Britain by Aiden Byrne
Made in Great Britain by Aiden Byrne
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Aiden Byrne was the youngest chef ever to win a Michelin Star (at age 22), and has worked under a number of top chefs. He is a protégé of Tom Aikens. This is his first book.

You need to be a keen amateur cook to take on most of the recipes in this book, as the cooking techniques are quite sophisticated. Some of the recipes are straightforward but the majority rely on intricate preparation and techniques. If you want to learn these techniques, then this is a good book for you, otherwise stick to books that cater for the more occasional cook.

Some of the recipes do include expensive ingredients, like truffles and foie gras, but there are a number that… Read more
One Perfect Ingredient, Three Ways to Cook It by Marcus Wareing
32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
The recipes in this book are beautiful, and there are some great ideas that will inspire you to get into the kitchen.

As you can gather from the title, the book is grouped around ingredients, not grouped in the usual way i.e. Starters, Soups, Salads, Main Courses, Desserts etc. etc.

I often don't find this type of format very inspiring, but it works very well here, as the ingredients are all easy to get hold of, and the recipes are very intelligently chosen for the home cook.

For a couple of the ingredients, like Aubergines, the recipes he's chosen to illustrate them with are a bit obvious. For the vast majority though, the recipes are original and… Read more

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