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Eat Up!: Seeking out the Best of British Home Cook&hellip by Charles Campion
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A great book by Charles Campion. Don't be deceived by misplaced reviews. This isn't a recipe book, it's a book about British food and the people who cook it. There are recipes which are from the cooks that Charles visited, but those recipes are a part of the wider scope of the book not the whole of it. It's an excellent and interesting volume and something to be read right through. Although the recipes are great and usable (well, I might not go for the road-kill fare of one of the people in the book, fascinated though I was) they are the bits that you will return to having read the book and find that you have a dinner to prepare where one of the items would be good.

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His Greatest Performances ~ Stanley Holloway
His Greatest Performances ~ Stanley Holloway
Wonderful recordings of Stanley Holloway. Albert and the Lion and many more. It's so tempting to repeat phrases from the monologues but I'll resist. They conjure up a past time, but with wonderful humour and masterly understatement as a part of that. If you've heard 'Albert' or 'Sam' with his musket, do try this to hear more.
Fifty Recipes To Stake Your Life On by Charles Campion
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 8 May 2013
Most cookery books have colour photos - I like them to see what the dish should be like - a list of ingredients then a method. They don't include stories and are not read from cover to cover. Except this one! I was interested to read Charles Campion's book after seeing him giving gentle but entirely independent and fair evaluations on the TV programme MasterChef.

On getting the book I was quickly hooked and I did read it cover to cover. It's great that Charles Campion writes as he talks, and it's a delightful read as well as being very informative. Each recipe is preceded by a story of how the dish came to be important to him, and that adds to the interest enormously. The… Read more