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Very poorly produced edition of essential classic
on 20 May 2011
Like another reviewer, I am so disappointed in Penguin's sloppy treatment of this classic. Yes every kitchen should have a copy, and if I had to cook from one book for the rest of my life, it would be this one, but not this edition. The reprint has been done from (rather dirty) scans of an earlier edition, and the effect is like reading from a rather grubby photocopy, and is both wearying, and dispiriting. Sadly the Grub Street hardback edition uses the same material, however good clean second hand hardback copies can still be easily found at reasonable prices, and would be a much better long term investment.