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1.0 out of 5 stars A shocking Book!!!, 20 Aug 2009
This review is from: The Modern Vegetarian: Food Adventures for the Contemporary Palate: Over 120 Recipes to Wake Up Your Palate (Hardcover)
This book may look very amazing on the out side but have you ever actualy tried to make any of it? oh yes and if you are thinking of, dont because it's a waste of time! i made the butternut sqash and the polenta chips and they didn't work they were like jelly they were all mushy and they had way to much salt in them and i didn't even put the whole amount in! Then i made the tofu stuffed with a mushroom stuffing with a ginger batter. they didn't work either and quite franqually they were disgusting. another error was that there are quite a few typing errors and the instuctions are not detailed enough so watch out! so for the money you might want to think again before you buy this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Initial post: 10 Sep 2009 11:19:19 BDT
E. James says:
Had it occurred to you that maybe you can't cook??? Buy a beginners book.....

Posted on 29 Oct 2009 17:31:58 GMT
hiljean says:
In view of the many spelling (franqually? I think you mean "frankly") and punctuation errors in your review, I don't think you are in a position to criticise the typing errors in this book. And why all the exclamation marks? That said, I appreciate the fact that you have pointed out how tricky these recipes are.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Oct 2009 23:43:03 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Oct 2009 23:43:30 GMT
J. Glencross says:
I am as much of a Panda as the next person, but 'frankly' this reviewer is perfectly entitled to point out poor editing and/ or typography in the book despite her own typographical errors. The reviewer is posting an informal review on an internet forum - I think most of us would allow one or two errors in that situation where we'd be a little more annoyed to find them in a theoretically professionally produced BOOK that we had paid for!

Posted on 29 Mar 2011 23:49:57 BDT
T Ashton says:
I've tried more than twenty recipes from the book now, including the polenta chips, and they all worked excellently.

Posted on 17 Oct 2011 23:12:19 BDT
Ithink maybe you can't cook, I found the book amazing well done to the chef Maria Elia she shows great flare!!

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Apr 2012 15:28:40 BDT
HHL Vaudrey says:
I think that a cook book is supposed to get round the problem of someone who supposedly "can't cook". I mean it's an instruction manual isn't it? So do the recipes work as described, or not? That is the question.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2012 08:44:04 BDT
Erm, isn't that flair?

Posted on 5 Oct 2012 19:11:10 BDT
F. Raven says:
This is the funniest review I have read for a long time!

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Feb 2013 13:43:34 GMT
Thomas Holt says:
I haven't seen this book, but I do have Maria's latest which I assume is pitched at the same level. In my review of that I suggested that it is not for inexperienced cooks, because it assumes a lot and does not take you through every step and point out what could go wrong. It's a bit harsh to tell someone they can't cook - there's a sort of finality about it. In fact, given a good grounding in basics, anyone can cook, it's not difficult - some of the stupidest people I know are very good cooks.

Perhaps its time cookbook publishers, and authors, thought about telling potential buyers what skill level their book is targeting. In the meantime, this reviewer should continue saying what she thinks and ignore the snipers.
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