13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
luscious looking disappointment,
This review is from: A Piece of Cake (Hardcover)
I can't judge how good Leila Lindholm's book is, as there are so many mistakes in the English translation. There are many big and obvious mistakes - like 'tablespoons' insstead of 'teaspoons', for example. I have access to a danish translation, and have compared the two, and am stunned by the huge differences between them, mainly in the oven temperatures and quantities - in some cases the Danish has twice or half as much of a major ingedient as the English. I have also spotted some obvious mistakes inthe Danish version, so it doesn't seem much more reliable. So how on earth do I know what the author intended? I'm not at all sure it's worth bothering, as the only recipe that I have so far tried where the two translations agreed turned out to be very mediocre indeed - and I don't THINK it was my fault.
One other reviewer regretted the absence of one promised recipe. Any recipe using a Swedish ingredient that is hard to find elsewhere is either omitted,, or replaced with a similar sort of recipe. Understandably!