on 26 February 2000
This is the first book I turn to when cooking meat! Sophie Grigson's recipes are simple yet delicious - try her Oxtail stew, for instance - and lift ordinary dishes to another level. Her explanations are clear, the range of recipes is second to none, and I would heartily recommend this book to anyone who loves meat!
on 14 February 2016
This is our "page-stuck-together" cookbook. We're using it so often for roasts (timings/weight) and all other matters of meat. Some of our families staple dishes, treats and comfort food have their origins here: Banger's and mash with red-wine sauce, vietnamese burgers, duck breast with plum sauce, pheasants with grape and walnuts... it goes on an on. We never had a recipe out of this book that didn't work for us. Our favourite cook book.
on 11 December 2010
I was given this book as a gift many years ago as a suprise. I never asked for it. Yet it is a book I will look at quite a few times through the year to find out what to do with different meats. I particularly return to it for how to cook game, fur or feather. Sophie's style of writing is simple, but knowledgeable & I like it.
Sadly I have never bought any of her others, but intend to do so. Like many people I have a large selection of cookery books, most of which gather dust, so it is a great compliment to food writers when we do bother to read them.