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Difficult cookbook to use
on 8 April 2011
I'm a little surprised with all the 5 stars for this book, because despite the fact that ingredients lists and the methods are easy to follow, this book is quite hard to use. The choice of fonts and colouring of text, actually makes it quite hard to read and it's almost impossible to flick through it to quickly find that recipe you were looking for. There is also no information with regards to how many servings there are to each recipe. I'm not even going to attempt to find this out with the hummus recipe that calls for half a kilo of dry chickpeas and half a pint of tahina. Those quantities would be more suitable for a restaurant I think. Some recipes I also suspect haven't even been tried out by the author. Since when was it possible to make a smooth paste by mixing cornflour with hot water? I certainly can't do that in my kitchen. Luckily, I have found a few of the recipes in Madhur Jaffreys' World Vegetarian and she does a much better job at ensuring my cooking experience is smooth and fun.