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Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisa&hellip by Ken Forkish
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I have really only started baking bread properly since our daughter bought me Paul Hollywood's '100 Great Breads' which is a great starting point. I then bought his book 'How to Bake' and that takes you further. This book is much more concerned with you understanding the chemistry of bread-making and then letting you try it. There are aspects which surprise you at first - 3 grams of yeast instead of 20, 12-14 hours fermentation instead of 4, using much less salt and using plain flour instead of strong white flour and last, but not least, baking bread in a dutch oven! I have to say that, if you persevere, you will marvel at just how fantastic bread can taste! The only downside is that you… Read more
How to Care for Someone with an Eating Disorder
5.0 out of 5 stars An extremely useful tool., 28 April 2014
Our daughter has been diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa. This dvd complements very well Janet Treasure's guide for carers. It is invaluable in giving non-professionals an understanding and insight into dealing with everyday situations which, because of this terrible illness, can be emotionally fraught and draining for sufferer and carer alike. The dvd fleshes out the ideas and suggestions contained in the book. In my opinion, you really need both. The scenes appear wooden but this is actually an advantage as it allows you to focus on the dialogue. When you are in this very dark place, you need all the help you can get. Thank god for people like Janet Treasure. Thank god for her books. Thank… Read more
Complete Chinese Cookbook by Ken Hom
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Cookery Book, 26 April 2014
This was bought to me as a birthday present last year. I have subsequently tried many, many recipes. They have all been extremely tasty and far better than any takeaway. Even takeaway standard dishes such as 'beef in black bean sauce' are far superior. You will also eat dishes that you will never see in a takeaway/restaurant menu. The recipes for pigs' kidneys are amazing. The recipes are easier than you might think. Most time is spent in preparation. Treat your tastebuds. You may never buy a takeaway again!

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