i could not agree more with you, it's very sad that some people (who i will bet have not even bought the book) can be so personally nasty about someone who they have never met. i'm a fan by the way, i have all her books and unlike some of the other "pretenders" every single one of her recipies work.
personally i think amazon should remove this 'review' immediately but thats just my humble opinion... i find it rather hard to believe that any so-called 'foodie' couldn't find anything at all worth cooking in the book (although not reading it would certainly make that easier to accomplish!)
by the way i have only bought feast so far (loved it! i read it in bed like a novel more often than not) which would you recommend next?
Yes, I'd bet, too, this person has not bothered to read or even look through the book. I made most of the recipies that came with the Saturday Times recently, and every single one of them were delicious and made inside a half hour--most within 10 minutes! I'm now off to buy the book.
fallout girl, I couldn't agree more. Personally I can't wait to see the book and will be heading off to the bookshop at lunchtime! I have most of Nigella's cookery books and I actually love her style of writing (she is a food journo after all) and her recipes. She also has a genuine love of good food which I think has come across since How to Eat. The complaining reviewer completely misses the point and therefore must be rather dense. It's supposed to be a book review, not a review of the TV show.
I disagree with you entirely. I found the review you mention was very true and that the person who expected more from her NL Express cook book was not really on NL's wavelength. I found the review was not a 'personal' attack at all and that they did own the book (was the impression I got). Wind your necks back in you lot (who are so obviously diehard NL fans) and let people have their say. I found both reviews helpful by the way!
The review was fine, I don't see why you're complaining; you're obviously a fan, so should be pleased that the book that was being reviewed got four stars. So the reviewer stated their opinion of the tv show, too - big deal, they must have felt that there was some relevance otherwise they wouldn't have added it. There was actually an implied reference to food in there - the reviewer said that the book was wonderful, if that's not praise for her cooking, what is?! You are entirely over reacting.