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3.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't reproduce the the old edition, 20 July 2011
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This review is from: Be-Ro Flour Home Recipes: 40th Edition (Paperback)
My Mum had the old edition in the 1960s-70s and it was fab. It fell to bits through constant use. This new edition is not the same! The photos are all modern, replacing the delightful 'print' look pictures. The honey-nut boats are nowhere to be seen - OK they were the sickliest thing ever, but they were fascinating! What is more, total sacrilege, the recipe for melting moments has changed! The quantities of ingredients were engraved on my memory as a teenager, when I used to make those delicious biscuits every Friday night.
Sad that your sellers are charging ludicrous prices for the original edition.
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Initial post: 19 Oct 2011 10:41:22 BDT
A. J. Harvey says:
Seems a little unfair to complain about the book being updated - if you wanted the older version you should have got that. there would be no pint in making a new version if they were to keep everything the same each time.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Nov 2011 13:54:01 GMT
K. Lee says:
I have a few editions and have noted that the contents and recipes evolved over time - no doubt to reflect changing tastes.

Posted on 27 Feb 2012 15:47:39 GMT
S. Carroll says:
Oh no - they haven't changed melting moments?! However, I shall order this edition, as I have no intention of paying the exorbitant price for the original.

Posted on 22 Nov 2012 16:05:45 GMT
ludicrous prices indeed! My copy of 40th edition (Home economist Catherine Stamp) with same picture on front, cost £1.50 new. Inflation or what! Bit of a con it seems to me. Still the best cookbook in the world.

Posted on 8 Feb 2015 17:27:03 GMT
EDITH FRASER says:
I agree, why change recipes that work. The dropped scones don't work with the new one!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2015 18:41:44 GMT
The reason most people wish to buy a newer edition, is purely because their copy has fallen to bits with constant use....it is absolutely crazy and unfair, that if another copy of the original was sort after, as in my case, the prices are out of reach to most pockets.
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