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1.0 out of 5 stars stephane reynauds 365 good reasons to sit down and eat, 19 Oct. 2010
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This review is from: Stéphane Reynaud's 365 Good Reasons To Sit Down To Eat... (Hardcover)
This was the biggest disappontment yet . I received it today and then gave it away . I am a cook and own at least 300 hundred cook books but this one is terrible . The illustrations didn't even entice me . Veal , pigeon, veal, pigeon and veal again .
A complete disaster .
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Initial post: 12 Dec 2010 11:07:12 GMT
Maybe that's because it's written by a French author? Veal and pigeon are mainstays for French families - certainly those who live away from major conurbations. In our village most of our neighbours shoot pigeon and woodcock for the freezer / table. They also have veal at least once if not twice a week.

Posted on 7 Jan 2011 09:32:37 GMT
I think that if anything is a complete disaster it is this so called review. For such a supposedly experienced cook I am surpised that looking at the pictures is more important than the actual recipes. I accept that pictures help draw you into the book but they are clearly such a personal thing you have to look beyond them. I had a quick count of the images and made it 358 in total of which one is of pigeon and 13 are of veal (so less than 4% of all the images). I do not think this book is as strong as Pork and Sons or Ripailles but it is packed with useful information and the now usual quirky drawings and asides. With this many recipes there are inevitably going to be ones that do not appeal, I can think of quite a few, but I do not hold it against the book that some recipes do not interest me. In fact, I have found that as I get older, my tastes are changing and that recipes that I once had no interest in have sometimes become more interesting afterall. This may yet happen with this book.
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