11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Not in line with my expectations from other reviews,
This review is from: The Working Cook: A Year of Easy Cooking (Hardcover)
I have never previously felt the need to write a review before, but after reading all the positive reviews on this book I bought it. And was then highly disappointed as it did not meet my expectations.
The book itself has a nice feel to it. The photography is brilliant and makes the food look inviting. In fact a few of the recipes sound delicious, but not what I was expecting. However I now notice the subtlety of the very appropriate title - 'quick recipes' and not 'quick meals'. This in fact says it all. The recipes are quick for a reason - a lot of them are salads. Most of the them would thus make great starters or lovely lunches, as opposed to 'quick meals' to enjoy at the end of a busy day, which is what I wanted/thought I was buying. So for readers looking for light meals (grilled cheese/soup/salad), this could be the book for you. Those looking for quick, yummy, nutrionally balanced and filling family meals should look elsewhere.