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Not 500 recipes.
on 30 November 2013
Ok, so let's be fair; the recipes are good. In fact the ones I have made so far have been delicious.
But: there are NOT 500 recipes! What you are given is about 15 recipes per section (roughly, each section is different). So, for example, there might be 15 bread recipes. Now, to make up the 500, each recipe has 5 or 6 'variations' listed at the end of the section. Some of these are very vague variations- one cake recipe has 'add sultanas' as a variation. Perhaps I'm nit-picking, but to me this is false advertising.
If you want a few decent recipes, this book is fine. If you want 500 different recipes to give you a comprehensive repertoire - this book, despite its claims, is not the one.