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Definitely worth a place on the shelf
on 14 October 2012
I would recommend this book for stress free recipes, with some provios.
Lucy doesn't quite hold your hand like Delia, and although the book is promoted as being fairly easy, I think a very novice cook could end up with problems as some recipes need a fair amount of cooking experience. I have found timings are on the optomistic side - maybe the recipes are tried out in a catering kitchen, whereas my domestic cooker doesn't have quite the same power. Thirdly, on several of the recipes which are "cook ahead" (very useful!), there are not always good instructions about when and how to re-heat ready to serve. It would also be useful if there was a symbol to advise whether the dish can be frozen.
However, I have used several recipes from this book and have been pretty pleased with the results. Good for family cooking and even more useful for parties.