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Decade by Christopher Burge
Decade by Christopher Burge
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Decade, 10 Nov 2010
Large, impressive collection of photographs sourced from various fields,
primarily photojournalism. Decade is good for being a reminder of `where
were you when' moments, as well as introducing you to moments you may have
slept through in the past ten years. It helps you marvel at the scope and
failings of human progress, as well as making you constantly reappraise
where you fit into it all. A lot of the photography is really striking,
covering everything from the death of Michael Jackson to a young Indian
boy swimming in a river to cool down during the summer. There are also
good introduction mini-essays that offer an overview of what was going… Read more
India by Pushpesh Pant
India by Pushpesh Pant
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars India, 10 Nov 2010
This is a colourful, but very to-the-point book on Indian cooking. My
guess is that in time it will become a bit of a bible for Indian cooking.
It even resembles a bible, and mine came in a nice canvas bag resembling
the old style rice bag. Nice touch. With over 1000 recipes, the paper is
thin, so don't go throwing Tandoori Chaat Masala around. Each chapter is
colour coded, and the illustrations include matching page numbers. It's
all quite simple really. I made the Aloo Dum (Potato Curry) with my usual
rice, and then coconut toffee for dessert. I liked the toffee so much, I
made it again the next day, and it tasted better the second day (a bit… Read more
Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine by Olafur Eliasson
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Noma, 10 Nov 2010
This book is ridiculously beautiful. You expect nothing less from Phaidon,
granted, but still, NOMA is quite something. Granted exclusive access to
NOMA archives, including diaries, team profiles, and even with a nice pull
out map of the Nordic region, NOMA is a definite buy for those who want an
inside peek into what was voted the world's greatest restaurant. The
recipes may not be for those who would rather beans on toast as they are
quite elaborate and imaginative. There are of dishes served with flowers,
one recipes involves cooking veal for ten hours (sleep, anyone?), and
another dish involves egg smoke. Sourcing ingredients may take some… Read more

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