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4.0 out of 5 stars Voluntary simplicity applied to food.
It's the economics bit of this book I like the most. How to get the most out of, say, a chicken carcass - how to plan your meals and portions - where to buy - how many meals you'll get. It's more a philosophy of kitchen management with explanation of foods and some basic recipes thrown in. One can see it as the basis of a way of getting good real food, all the time,...
Published on 2 Sept. 2006 by A. M. Douglas

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3.0 out of 5 stars High expectations but disappointing
Heard about this book from a radio interview with the author when it first came out, and being an avid believer in the same principles as Rose Prince, I bought it eagerly with high expectations. However, I was very disappointed when I tried out some of the recipes and discovered that they were very plain, not very inspiring, the lack of photographs makes it very dry...
Published on 29 Aug. 2011 by dorrismorris


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3.0 out of 5 stars A new way of looking at food, 14 Dec. 2011
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An interesting book with a different view about food, it's buying and preparation. Although I have been buying, growing and cooking food for years, this will make me think about things differently. Interesting ideas.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Preachy, 16 Jan. 2006
Rose Prince seems to talk a lot of sense and her philosophy of buying good quality food items that can be cooked and used sometimes over several days in a variety of different dishes gives us an updated twist on a traditional theme of household management. However, who honestly has the time and motivation to do this in these days of instant availability? I felt this book expressed little of the joy of buying and cooking food. Those who are relative beginners will feel intimidated and those, like me, who have had time to develop their own systems will, I'm afraid, mostly just be bored.
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The New English Kitchen: Changing the Way You Shop, Cook and Eat by Rose Prince (Paperback - 18 April 2006)
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