A. Miles

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,240
Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (1,226 of 1,633)
Location: Al Khor, Qatar
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,240 - Total Helpful Votes: 1226 of 1633
Eat Istanbul: A Journey to the Heart of Turkish Cu&hellip by Andy Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Turkish Delights., 2 Sep 2014
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As another reviewer has noted, it's difficult to understand why Turkish cuisine - healthy, varied, and uniquely spiced - isn't more widely known. Istanbul, certainly, is one of the great food cities of the world.

Hopefully, this book will remedy that a little. Concentrating on street food, this combination travelogue and recipe book visits the cooks, bakers and confectioners of Istanbul and gives 90 recipes across these disciplines.

Turkish cuisine tends to value flavour over presentation, so there aren't many dinner party dishes here, but it's an accessible cuisine that bar obtaining a few exotic spice mixes, competent home cooks and beginners would be confident in… Read more
Pasta: The Essential New Collection from the Maste&hellip by Antonio Carluccio
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I think we Brits have a gift for buggering up the cuisines of other cultures, oversimplifying them so that they fit into our cultural heritage of seeing food as bulk, fuel. My own experience of Italian food when I was younger - watery spaghetti topped with tinned tomatoes, huge discs of dough with random toppings shovelled over them - encouraged me to see Italian cuisine as something not really to be taken seriously. My first trip to Italy - my first meal there - changed that completely, immiediately. The only word I could translate on the menu was sausage, so I ordered that. What arrived was a sausage, with some salt, bread and butter. But it was a terrific sausage, and it introduced me to… Read more
Linksys WRT1900AC Smart Wi-Fi Router - (1.2 Ghz Pr&hellip by Linksys
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant., 26 Aug 2014
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I live in Qatar, a country whose technological reach often exceeds it's grasp: Thus our excitement at recieving 'the world's fastest broadband' in our house was muted when we discovered that the wi-fi router supplied could barely cast a signal to the furthest reaches of the living room, never mind the upstairs rooms or the garden.

This was a problem not really solved by the use of a number of signal boosters and some strategically opened doors and windows, hence the acquisition of this beast.

And a beast it is, having the footprint of a laptop and a no-nonsense in-your face design that will appeal to techies but perhaps not to those with traditional tastes in interior… Read more

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