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A culinary celebration,
This review is from: The Modern Pantry (Hardcover)Whilst most people think of food as fuel these days and don't like to take their time to enjoy it, for me food is a celebration of life and one of the few remaining pleasures that we're allowed to have, so as such I feel we should enjoy it to the max with a whole set of spices, herbs and of course complimentary ingredients.
Here in this title by Anna Hansen, is a book that brings together some unusual combinations that not only work but do so on a level to take the humble basics and turn them into a magical concoction that works. Such as pickled watermelon rind which works with cold cuts and salads and makes use of an ingredient that most people would have usually binned. Add to this a whole host of flavours from a variety of styles and it's a book that really will generate something unique in your own kitchen as well as the table. That for me is good cooking in a nutshell, something special out of easy to find ingredients that work not only on their own but together create something unique.
Finally add to this an easy to follow set of instructions, wonderfully set out sections so you can find what you want and the flair of someone who's not afraid to experiment and it's a book that may well surprise as well as give you something that you'd never thought would have tasted so good.