Beautiful book with room for improvement,
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This review is from: Snowflakes and Schnapps (Paperback)
If you're looking for a cookery book that conjures up Winter goodness and festivities, you could do far worse than turn to Jane Lawson's book. The author really evokes the pleasures of cooking inspired by a chilly climate.
As noted by other reviewers, the book's main downfall is it's lack of description regarding each recipe. I had read this criticism before purchasing and didn't think much of it, but now I see how it does affect the book. Though there are some beautiful pictures, you sometimes find yourself scanning the ingredients to work out exactly either what the recipe is, or what it tastes like.
Given that Jane opens with a lovely, creative introduction, it's clear she certainly doesn't lack the writing prowess so it does seem odd for the recipes to omit any description about their origin or explanation as to why readers should try them and for what occasion.
The recipes themselves look tasty and inspiring, even if as the book goes on the technical ability and time required seems to increase. Those just looking for a cosy stew may balk at the mention of a carrot jus.
Personally this book is an expensive purchase at £16 for recipes I suspect I won't cook from, but a marketplace purchase of a fiver was a great deal and certainly worth it.