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5.0 out of 5 stars A Cut (Or Two) Above The Rest
'The Complete Nose To Tail : A Kind Of British Cooking' stitches
together Fergus Henderson's two previous tomes ('Nose To Tail Eating :
A Kind Of British Cooking - 2004 and 'Beyond Nose To Tail : A Kind Of
British Cooking : Part II' - 2007, into one heavyweight compilation.

Mr Henderson's celebrated London restaurant St John has been a high...
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2 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Why would you buy this book?
A good question indeed, why buy this book;

1) You have no intention of trying the recipes.
2) You're the pretentious type that seeks to impress.
3) By its cover?
4) 'Cos you like looking at the pictures.
5) Because it's fun to have something useless laying around?
6) Because you can't make a baked potato (I'm serious)
7) Because...
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars complete nose to tailk, 1 Jan. 2013
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I bought this for my son for Christmas and he was delighted with it, it is a very impressive book with good illustrations and arrived promptly
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, quick delivery, 2 Jan. 2013
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This arrived promptly and is a great book at a great price. Lots of fab recipies and I'd recommend it as a staple kitchen book.
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2 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Why would you buy this book?, 24 Feb. 2014
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A good question indeed, why buy this book;

1) You have no intention of trying the recipes.
2) You're the pretentious type that seeks to impress.
3) By its cover?
4) 'Cos you like looking at the pictures.
5) Because it's fun to have something useless laying around?
6) Because you can't make a baked potato (I'm serious)
7) Because you can't figure out 'mashed parsnips' (again,... this is actually in the 'book')
8) Because you like the thought that owning the book allows you to become a veritable Egon Ronay overnight and scythe down good 'fayre' in restaurants? go on admit it... this actually appeals to you...
9) etc etc....

Good reasons NOT to buy the book;
1) All of the above.
2) It's not completely nose -to-tail even though the compilation does attempt to use many parts of the animal that you'll not be able to source without a struggle.
3) it's 40mm thick. Perfect for a doorstop.... or weighty projectile(?)
4) if you are of the Jewish persuasion. (pretty obvious really!)
5) etc... gibber... gibber...

As another person has pointed out... this would be a good book if we were in the early 1900's... we're not. It's a 'cook' book if you have no intention of using it to cook. period. And as another has quite rightly assessed.. if you want to use a book to cook with, stick with the 'celebs' books.

So, hands up who wants to be pretentious?

Revision 1.1 Oct 2014.
Reduced from a whopping two stars to one star as the binding has failed on the book. Can't even rely upon the decent manufacture of books. All we did was use it to elevate some strawberry planters over the summer! Can I send it back for a refund? It did however add a good inch and half to planter height... And the strawberries were very tasty (in case you were wondering).
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3 of 45 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too many odd recipes, 26 Mar. 2013
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Very disappointed in this cookbook. Be warned it has loads of very unpractical recipes with ingredients you
will never find in a supermarket...or even want to try, like trotters, pig ears, offal and pigs heads. Yuk.
Ingredients page also very small print and hard to read.
Forget it unless you work in an abbatoire and have access to unused bits of pig, which quite frankly the average
home cook and family would not want to eat anyway! Very similar to Heston's Fat Duck cookbook ,looks good
on a coffee table but impractical to actually follow any of the recipes, unless you are trying to get on Masterchef! Avoid!
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