Deb L

"Deb L"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (88 of 98)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 81,656 - Total Helpful Votes: 88 of 98
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a Laugh out Loud book, 24 Jun 2012
Quirky cover, appealing to the younger audience of female readers that maybe would put off the older reader. Do not be put off, give it a go!
Set in Seattle this book follows the rollercoaster lives of Bernadette, Elgie and Bee.
It was simply addictive and easy to read from the start.
Part one, Mum verses The Gnats opens with a copy of Bee Branch's Grade 8 school report which in a very easy way gives an almost perfect description of our first character. The story unfolds about the disappearance of Bernadette, 2 days before Christmas through a series of cleverly constructed emails between Bernadette and Manjula Kapoor, assistant from The Delhi World Assistants Group… Read more
The Icecreamists: Boutique ice creams and other gu&hellip by Matt O'connor
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A beautifully presented book with lots of beautiful photographs and quirky names for each recipe.
Opening with the most brilliant introduction from Matt O'Connor and his early memories of ice cream and how very quickly it became a passion. Matt describes that his 'Mission is to liberate the world - one lick at a time!' And as long as you have an ice cream maker he will start to change your way of eating ice cream.
Quite fortunately Amazon recommend an ice cream maker as something else you may like to buy when purchasing this book because without it most of the recipes would be very difficult to make by hand.
The book reads more like a book of useless information that all ice… Read more
Tart it Up!: Sweet and Savoury Tarts and Pies by Eric Lanlard
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
A lovely, easy to follow well presented book with the odd photograph of the very easy on the eye, Eric Lanlard, just to spicen the book up a little more.
The book opens with a few paragraphs from Mr Lanlard about how he came to have a passion for pasrty and his humble beginnings as a pastry chef. From sweet to savoury Eric seems to have covered the lot.
The introduction leads into a Pastry basics section that covers everything from the most basic shortcrust pastry to the more experimental Brioche and Puff pastry. This section comes with the odd handy little hints and tips sections and easy to follow instructions on how to line a baking tin and Blind Binding, which having read the… Read more