Chris M

A bit of a creative self portrait
Top Reviewer Ranking: 44
Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (2,200 of 2,350)
Location: York
In My Own Words:
I love all things tech. Photography is a real passion of mine as is food, especially modernist culinary techniques.

Technology, Photography, Cooking, Science, Gadgets, Travel


Top Reviewer Ranking: 44 - Total Helpful Votes: 2200 of 2350
Vanillabazaar's Gourmet Madagascan Vanilla Pods 2 &hellip by Vanillabazaar
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I have bought these vanilla pods four times now (big fans of custard you see).

In short the first time I thought they were fantastic, really strong vanilla seeds in a soft vanilla pod.

Second time they arrived with a significant amount of mould on them, no problem reported to Amazon got an instant refund and a replacement. Third order, not a problem. Fourth order arrived ok but only five weeks later, after being stored correctly there were small signs of mould developing on all the vanilla pods and unfortunately no refund as outside of the 30 days despite being unopened and stored correctly.

So this is a shame, if not for the mould instances this would have… Read more
Jamie's Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver
Jamie's Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver
126 of 128 people found the following review helpful
If you can’t tell from the title of this review, I am so very impressed by this book. I own a lot of Jamie’s other books and certainly do like them, but I love this one for so many reasons…

I have posted a more in-depth review below as well as a full recipe list at the very end of this review but for those out there (and I know there are many of you) that want a quick summary of what’s hot and what’s not about this book, these first few paragraphs are for you.

What I LOVE about this book:

- The feel of the book, a small thing to some but the textured hard cover is lovely as are the individual recipe pages on good quality paper.
- The recipe images,… Read more
WellBake Macaron Kit - 2 x Baking Liners & Templat&hellip by WellBake Limited
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I have been making adequate macarons now for the past six months and making them so frequently (every couple of weeks or so), I decided it was time to get something a little more permanent and time saving than drawing out rings on baking parchment each week. I also found the macarons might stick from time to time very slightly.

I am pleased to report this kit is the perfect solution. Upon receiving it I was a little suspect of how good it could be or if I’d overpaid as I felt I’d received two sheets of bake o glide and a laminated A3 sheet of paper with rings on it.

All scepticism put aside I used it and happy to report my initial doubts were unnecessary, not only do… Read more

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