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3.0 out of 5 stars frugal but is this really appropriate?, 25 Jan. 2009
This review is from: Delia's Frugal Food (Hardcover)
Bought this as my mum had a copy in the 1970's and I so remember these dishes. Delia recipes in my experience just always work, she is such a careful cook, so no concerns on that front. Just made the best toad-in- the-hole ever, ever in the history of such dishes, from this book. But, the thing I found disappointing was just quite how many recipes feature "a pinch of cayenne" -- seriously, you wouldn't believe it. I am a huge critic of Gordon Ramsay because virtually no recipe he has ever published does not feature the cheap thrill of chilli in some form or another, and was hugely disappointed to find Delia doing the same thing. OK my "beef" is because I do have a serious allergy, but on the other hand, it is way too easy to liven up an otherwise boring dish with such ingredients and it just encourages chefs all over England to do the same, which gives me enormous probs eating out. Find some other way guys! This is not the flavour of great British food! Rant over, if you are not allergic (as more than a million of us in the UK are), probably a wonderful book for you.
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Initial post: 30 Jul 2009 19:45:52 BDT
A Reader says:
I think if I were allergic to cayenne and a recipe called for 'a pinch' of it I'd just leave it out.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2009 13:36:43 BDT
Ingerstoo says:
Agree with Above - if you dont like it, dont put it in. Im allergic to fish - cuts me out of loads of recipes, but I adapt them to meat and veg based meals. Simples ! :)
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