0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I loved the recent BBC 1 series of the same name, and bought the book off he back of the show. I think the show really has raised the bar massively so far as food shows go, being multi-platformed focus with the QR Scanner codes and integrated graphics giving measurements. In many ways, I think it through me when I received a traditional cook book. But thats the great thing about Simon. He is a fantastically evocative writer and cook.
The recipes are broken down into whimsical sections, based on ingredients or moods. The writing is excellent, and the recipes as clear a narrative as one could want. The food is home cooking at it's most fantastic.
I recommend the lamb… Read more
57 of 59 people found the following review helpful
Ordered this on a whim, and im so pleased I did.
Tommie makes everything sound incredible, but she has also made everything as anglo-friendly as she can, knowing that authenticity is useless if the ingredients cant be found. OK, so im struggling to get some of the ingredients locally, but there is a handy guide to local, national and web retailers we can use.
She has really helpful guides to how to assemble burritos, quesidillas etc, has the most mind blowingly fantastic chile con carne recipe, shows how to make simple, no-fuss salsas and guacamole, has idiot proof guides to making fantastic margaritas, and all in all has me hooked on mexican cuisine.
This… Read more