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Good for the more advanced chef
on 27 October 2010
I bought this book due to the excellent reviews from others and the fact that you can cook meals within 30 minutes. I am not a good cook, no matter what I do I always seem to make it look hard and so this book seemed to tick all the boxes as far as being quick and tasty. I would say the recipes are very nice, there's some good ideas and original ones at that! I would recommend this book to the more advanced chef but if your a novice like me then there's no way you can do these things in 30 minutes, it takes more time preparing than actual cooking.
The food which I did cook came out really well and the other half was most impressed, but this did take me what seemed an age to make, I will use the book again but will make sure I have a lot more time on my hands.
The other issue I have with this book is that it doesn't give you meal ideas, it only tells you how to cook a certain meat or veg etc. If you want a book which gives you ideas to compliment something else then this isn't for you.