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4.0 out of 5 stars Great cook book, some legibility issues, 12 Jun. 2013
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This cook book is excellent

The instructions are clear, and the sections on ingredients and preparation are a real help. The food produced is delicious

I have Fuchsia Dunlop's previous books and like them, but this is the one for daily use.

However I do feel she has been let down by her book designer/publisher; the index is not very good to start with - I can see no logic to most of it; some dishes are listed by title, some by main ingredient and some apparently not at all, or perhaps by a third key - but that's in as far as I can read it; the choice of font and the low contrast makes it poorly legible.

The technical parts, actual recipes and instructions, are well laid out and easy to read, but I will never know what the introductions to each section say, as they appear to have been printed on cheap wrapping paper, and I literally cannot read the text against the dark, patterned, backgrounds. Perhaps the usual legibility standards could be applied to her next book (which I look forward to)?
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