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Hawksmoor at Home: Meat - Seafood - Sides - Breakfasts - Puddings - Cocktails
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
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.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 5 May 2013
Hawksmoor is London's best steak restaurant. That's not my opinion, it's a FACT.
While you will never replicate their perfect steak, pork belly, bone marrow chips etc at home, this book will get you as close as possible.

Food you want to eat (very meat heavy), and are actually able to cook - the holy grail of cookbooks.

If you've eaten at Hawksmoor, buying this book is a no-brainer. If you can't eat at Hawksmoor (for whatever reason), buying this book is a no-brainer. If you don't like eating at Hawksmoor... enjoy your salad.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 20 June 2012
If you love cow, and and self respecting human should, then this is the book for you.
Even if you don't cook you can just stare and dribble over the pictures of meat.
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on 14 October 2011
I've never written a book review until now. That said, I never wrote to a restaurant thanking them for their approach to food and service until we visited Hawksmoor(Spitalfields) during April of this year on our 25th wedding anniversary. So. there's two firsts.

The book arrived this morning, having seen the review in the Telegraph and placed a pre-order with Amazon. What I like about it is that it delivers a passionate message, in a simple and straightforward manner. It gives the background and the rationale for the way things are done in the kitchen. It has a simple message, if you want good meat, start at the beginning, and ask yourself; am I buying good meat? Is it from a butcher as opposed to a uniformly shaped, wrapped tray from a chilled aisle in an over-lit bogof supermarket? How many of us actually ask the butcher simple questions such as "what did it eat when it lived; grass?" The book takes you back to basics with meat, and provides the methodology to produce something quite exceptional. Add seafood,fowl, desserts and cocktails, and you have the complete story at home. The No 7 recipe for Bloody Mary, with gin will no doubt get a bashing this Saturday.

Finally, the book gives an insight and flavour of the friendliness of the team. There was a mix up with our table booking. A potential disaster on a special occasion was taken in their stride, with a drink at the bar, and a table was ready for us within no time. The bar was entertaining and lively, and the steak was to die for.

In summary, the book is a good insight into the fundamentals of good food, and how to run an exceptional restaurant. Most of all, it portrays both the passion for excellence, and the humanistic approach of all involved. I can thoroughly recommend the book, and the restaurants. Just need the Tee Shirt now!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 25 January 2013
We were taken to this fantastic restaurant. So we bought this book to give to our hosts for Christmas,they were over the moon. Lovely book and printed on good quality paper,has that lovely new book smell!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 22 December 2012
I never leave feedback for books but this one deserves 5 stars. The chapters are of a correct size, the subjects well described and very well illustrated. I bought the book for the great cocktails I have tasted at their restaurant "Shaky Pete's Ginger Brew" is well recommended, but this is a bible for any steak lover and covers the history of the steak superbly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 6 January 2015
Gives a great deal of info on cuts of meat etc but only has 3 main course meat recepies, steak, burger and hot dogs which I suppose is what they sell I was just expecting a few more recepies. Overall happy with this, has fish and breakfast recepies as well as Hawksmoor cocktail recepies which are very cool.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 28 July 2013
Bought this book for my younger son. He really likes the Hawksmoor, so he really appreciated receiving this present and has enjoyed making up several of the recipes
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 18 January 2013
Awesome!
Definitely not for those on a diet or Vegetarian. Check out their breakfast I could feel my arteries harden just by reading it YUmmmmm
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 22 September 2012
I bought this book after visiting the Hawksmoor restaurant in Covent Garden, which i cannot recommend highly enough. The same goes for this cook book which allows you to recreate the dishes experienced whilst at the restaurant. Although it has so much more to offer than your average cook book, including stories of how particular dishes originated and made their way on the menu at Hawksmoor. Reading through the various sections i felt as if i was receiving an education on food. The recipes are simple and easy to follow and the result is meals made at home that i would happily part with money for in a restaurant, couple that with the feeling of satisfaction of knowing that everything has been cooked from scratch and you have done it yourself and you're half way to seeing how much of a great purchase this book is.

if you are into cooking at home and enjoy steak, what are you waiting for..... this is the cook book for you!!
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