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brave and courageous,
This review is from: Just Five Ingredients (Paperback)
This is a movingly written account of one man's battle to survive with limited resources at his disposal, as the title suggests. Like me, you may well be familiar with Mr. Harriott from the documentary "ready, steady, cook", where chefs and members of the public are made to prepare meals while competing in a variety of track events. The hardship of that brutal series is as nothing, however, when compared to the travails described in this book.
Ainsley (I feel I can use his first name, having followed him this far) displays ingenuity and more than a little resolve when forced to make his five ingredients (pasta, potato waffles, loganberries, Tizer and ham oil) stretch for as many years. By the end, when the "recipes" are really just the scratchings in the sand of a mind pushed to its limits, I saw that it wasn't really about food; it was about fear, anger, joy, and seasoning.
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Initial post: 25 Sep 2011 19:41:07 BDT
This is the best review ever!
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