J. L. Keating

Helpful votes received on reviews: 97% (307 of 316)
Location: The Hague, Netherlands


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Modernist Cuisine at Home by Nathan Myhrvold
Modernist Cuisine at Home by Nathan Myhrvold
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This book is German, 25 Dec 2013
If you are English-speaking, this is the wrong book to order, even though it has an English title and is being sold on the English website. The English version of the book is available here, so look a little further before placing your order.
Amazon is being helpful about changing it; I just thought I would write a review so that nobody else makes the same error.
Working the Plate: The Art of Food Presentation by Christopher Styler
51 of 52 people found the following review helpful
The negative reviews and low rating of this book left me so flabbergasted that I had to put in my 2c. I love this book and have bought two additional copies for friends as gifts.

OK, it's probably not a book for professional chefs or people who have been plating food at home since they were two bricks and tickey high. But if you've recently discovered plating, and need ideas on how to get started yourself, or progress your beginning experiments, this book is actually a quite wonderful foundation!

It takes you through eight different approaches to the plate. There are photographs of the finished plate, and some accompanying how-to help, also with photographs. Don't… Read more
The 7-Day GL Diet: Glycaemic Loading for Easy Weig&hellip by Nigel Denby
31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Forget the diet. Buy this book for the recipes.
In fact, buy it just for the Nutty Seedy Bread recipe, you won't regret it. Of course, while you eat that, you can browse through the other recipes, and there'll be lots you want to try. Chilli, lime and ginger chicken, for example. Chunky bean and bacon soup.
Prawns with mucho-spicy dip; though I wouldn't really call it spicy, it has fresh ginger, garlic, dill, mustard and worcester sauce. I would call it delicious, though. Warm French Bean Salad, with chili, soy sauce and sesame seeds.
Mouth watering yet?
I've already bought the peanuts for the Spicy Peanut Chicken (this is dipped in ground peanuts and… Read more

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