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No photos - always a disappointment in a cookery book
on 10 December 2011
What's the point in producing a cookery book without photos - none at all really. Doesn't matter how much information you add it's just not the same following a recipe and just hoping that you'll like the way your finished dish looks, even if it's soup, because you can't see a photo. I'm also a little bit disappointed that there are soup recipes in here that have been added just as page fillers and for novelty value - they sound absolutely awful and I'm sure I'd never want to eat a bowlful of Pumpkin and cocounut, sour pork with snake beans, pork ball and black fungus or even chilled prawn and yoghurt soup but; that's just my own personal taste. There are some good points though and it'd be unfair of me not to mention that the recipes and methods are easy to understand and to follow, the layout is good, one recipe a page, and there are symbols to guide you through cooking and prep times plus to let you know how many portions you can eek out of each soup. It's an OK book but it doesn't impress me greatly, I'd gladly sacrifice the "extreme" soup recipes for some photos of the really nice, wholesome ones so I can see what I'm supposed to be making.