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No Nonsense approach to Great Food.
on 26 October 2011
OK, when it comes to food I'm a simple guy, I like good quality produce, cooked to perfection with ingredients to enhance the experience that don't overpower the meal's main "star." Too many chefs believe that people want Nouvelle Cuisine style food that requires GPS to locate it and over complicate things through the use cheffy terms that confuse the reader as well as allowing the location to overcharge for food.
What the Hawksmoor book does is take you through the stages of making sure that you have a good piece of meat, where it comes from on the animal (as well as which breeds to use), preparation techniques and also cooking to make the most of the meals main star. In addition to this, they include a whole host of real treats from sausage and burger recipes to how to dress a crab alongside accompaniment's, great breakfasts, desserts and even drinks to enjoy with the meal.
All in a cracking book and one that will be read time and again as the reader learns some new tricks as well as some wonderful family meals and I can heartily recommend the Ultra Slow Roast Rump (cooks in 4 hours at a low heat) which was not only succulent but a real treat worth every penny for that special Sunday dinner. I really can't wait to try a number of others out especially with Christmas coming up so that I can present a meal that will not only full of flavour but one that will be remembered for a long time to come. Definitely one of my favourite Cuisine titles of this year.