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This review is from: Delia's Complete How To Cook: Both a guide for beginners and a tried & tested recipe collection for life (Hardcover)
I bought this book because it had 'a guide for beginners' in its title. I hate it. It has too many glossy pictures, is too verbose in a chatty sort of way, and does not do the job I wanted it to do. I wanted something nice to hold in the hand that would have more advice on how to cook and use particular ingredients rather than supplying a limited range of precise recipes. It might well appeal to other people. In its own way, it is well-produced - but it is not for me.
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Initial post: 17 Oct 2010 18:59:21 BDT
Posted on 1 Jan 2012 12:53:50 GMT
"I bought this book because it had 'a guide for beginners' in its title. I hate it. It has too many glossy pictures..."
I'm a beginner, I want to know what dishes look like before I cook it. In fact the picture is the main reason I would decide to cook something; thinking "that looks nice I'll try that".
I just thought pictures are a good thing for a beginner.
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