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Appetite is my Bible,
By A Customer
This review is from: Appetite: So What Do You Want to Eat Today? (Paperback)Like many avid home cooks I have bought a dozen of the latest star-chef books including Jamie, Nigella et al...and also others of Nigel.
Among them I find Nigel's recipe's just as mouthwatering but somewhat easier to follow and more likely to get results as per the photos. He also is a little bit less fashion conscious and doesn't add neat tricks for the sake of coolness.
This book stands our in particular even amongst his others that I have. The lamb shank menu is a great winter warmer for up to 12 people with little stress, the 30 minute fish supper has become a trusty one to give to new guests, and his asian curries are that much more rounded in flavour than others I have tried.
I have bought this book as a present for at least half a dozen friends and as my wife will tell you nothing gives me more pleasure than opening it up on a Saturday afternoon after lunch, over a glass of red wine, and deciding what to cook that night.
I am 30 yrs old and British although living expat in Belgium. After many years of M&S pre-made meals I started cooking about three years ago when living in Italy and would since rate it as my number one obsession. Life for me revolves around good food and wine shared with friends and family.